Lt. Cdr. (Roscoe)

October 15, 1945 envelope

October 15, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

October 15, 1945, p. 1

October 15, 1945, p. 1

15 Oct. 45

Dear Mother,

I think now that my mail can be addressed as Lt. Cdr. Because I had the examination this a.m. As near as I can figure it will cost me about 6-8 dollars to convert so that isn’t so bad. Of course it all depends on how soon I’ll get those discharge papers. I still don’t know if the 1st of Nov. means out of the 12th district by then or out of the 9th. No one seems to know and somehow can’t find out. I guess we will just have to wait. There is a Cdr. Here from Kokomo, Ind., and he has been griping no little but it seems to do no good. At least we do have a more or less of a limit, I suppose, the middle of Nov. as I stated before will just about catch it.

October 15, 1945, p. 2

October 15, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] This being the 15th was payday so I withdrew some money and left the remainder. I’ll just bring it along to Great Lakes on the pay account and collect it as I’m discharged – if it is too long I’ll withdraw it and send it along but I don’t believe you will need it unless the oil burner is installed or some carpentering is done. There was no mail yesterday nor today so I don’t know what progress you have made and  but I’m not expecting too much since you have had only a few days.

As I said this is the 15th and it sure seems as if the end of the month is ages away. I guess it won’t be any longer than any

October 15, 194,5 p. 3

October 15, 194,5 p. 3

[page 3] other month but just seems that way.

Stanich is coming past for me tomorrow and we are going out to a ship’s service to see if I can get some shirts and also to take my blues to have the sleeve gold changed.

I find it a little hard to write since all that I’m thinking about is the office repair and the discharge date and all that has been gone into so often it now becomes trite – or does it?? Anyway we got the storm windows up before I knew what the reductions in points would be. That might be classed as a “frame up.” That is

October 15, 1945, p. 4

October 15, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] right frame up – frames on the storm windows – a pun. Get it? It stinks.

Well, it is time I got this off to the P.O. so
Lots of Love,
Daddy

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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One thought on “Lt. Cdr. (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “As I said this is the 15th and it sure seems as if the end of the month is ages away.”….when the anticipation is so keen……

    “all that I’m thinking about is the office repair and the discharge date” 🙂

    “a pun. Get it? It stinks.” LOL Definitely my father’s humor!

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