Heading Toward Klamath Falls (Roscoe)

September 28, 1945 envelope

September 28, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 28, 1945, p. 1

September 28, 1945, p. 2

(Sept. 28 (almost))
It will be when it’s mailed.

Dear Mother,

I’m writing this with pencil since I think it works better than ink on these trains. If my letter earlier today got to you first before this you will know I’m on the way to Klamath Falls again. This time it was a hurry up assignment.

If the train doesn’t shake too much I’m going to draw you a rough sketch of how I want the old part of the office arranged. I mean the part I had before. And somehow I can’t find those measurements of the back part of the Beauty Shop. This train rides so darn rough it’s hard for me to write but maybe you can read it but I’m afraid my sketch won’t be very plain however this train stops very often so maybe I can draw while we are at a standstill.

While at the depot in Oakland, two trains pulled out for Chicago, almost made me homesick. I stopped to draw a little as the train stopped at Crockett.

Again on this trip I have a

September 28, 1945, p. 2

September 28, 1945, p. 3

[page 2] drawing room – but I’ve found that that doesn’t mean one can draw in the place.

In the past three days there has been orders come thru for three (jgs), one each day. I don’t know how long they will stay on the (jgs).

Back to the office. If the drug room were put some place else it might work better, but I have to have a dark room for xray Duorosizn and I’d like for that to be at least 12 feet long in order to use it for eye work also, and also the dark room for sinus work so I’ve got problems. The back room I intend to use for emergency and lab and diathermy and with the sky light it can’t be darkened.

Well, see if that can be made into a workable plan and Dear, I wish I were on the way to Chicago –

Lots of Love,

September 28, 1945, p. 3

September 28, 1945, p. 3

The measurements will be screwy because I have nothing to measure with.

  1. Waiting R.
  2. Baby Room
  3. Drug & Linen Room (should have a plan to wash hands)
  4. Examining Room
  5. X-ray & Ear, Nose & Throat – must be 11-12 feet north & south
  6. Consultation Room

Now that I have the whole thing down it won’t work because of the window & door on the East side and there isn’t enough room.

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “Heading Toward Klamath Falls (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “And somehow I can’t find those measurements of the back part of the Beauty Shop.”
    Well, this statement has me stumped. Gladys’ beauty shop? That never was in Kentland–and why would it matter?

    “should have a plan to wash hands” I think the word he wrote was “place” to wash hands.

    I have a pretty good memory of the layout of his office–and still the plan sketched here is nothing like it.

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      Oh my! You are confused! The beauty shop was not Gladys’. I believe the Beauty shop operator was Mildred. She has been mentioned before in the letters. Her shop, not Gladys’, was located in/next to the building where Roscoe’s office was. That is why it mattered.


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