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Whooping Cough (Ruby Brewer)

NAVY 60 U.S.N.R.
SAN FRANCISCO – California

209 W. HIGH St.
SEPT 24 1943

Dear Doctor:

Our weather is quite different from yours as we had quite a frost this a.m. and have a fire in the furnace. The leaves are starting to fall and a few are turning colors. Chas. has the whooping cough and I really have a time. It makes him so mad when he whoops hard. The other day some “whooped” up in his hands and he threw it across the room and you might imagine the mess. I could have spanked him. Art and Vivian were home this week. They weren’t here long as it took them so long to come and go on the train. Art said to ask you if you ever cared for his pals the SeaBees. He has seen Caroll Wittenburg Sr. He was at Art’s camp for a while. Red went out in the woods and got a squirrel a few days ago. When he brought it in Chas. Said “Daddy has it got its husk on yet?” Red said “What?” and Chas. Said “Oh I meant have you shelled it yet?” He has a stray kitten now to add to everything else. His dog doesn’t like the cat and such fusses with Chas. in the middle. Red has had his yearly round of flu so hope he is set for winter. We had had another Dr. sent here, a young Dr. that the Army rejected on account of his eyes. We are pretty well supplied but for a while it was rather a sin to get sick here. Chas. was going to start to Kindergarten but took the whooping cough and I had a time explaining why the other children could go and he couldn’t. Red said they probably wouldn’t have him anyway – he is such an Indian. Space is short so will close trusting that God will keep you safe and bring you home soon.

Ruby – Red – Charles Brewer

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A Keen Interest (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner
Navy 60 F.P.O.
July 9, 1943

Dear Mother,

Your v-mails of 6-21 & 22 came yesterday as well as the ones the boys wrote for Father’s Day. So v-mail isn’t so terribly slow.

I have all the dope regarding the checks I sent and also the Insurance loan etc. So that will or rather can be dropped from the subject matter of future letters. Yesterday an officer was here from my old stomping ground and he told me

[page 2] Drs. Porterfield and Williams were still coasting along as per usual. I’m still very much pleased that I was able to leave there because this has been a much more exciting and enjoyable duty. It however now is beginning to come monotonous but I suppose we can stand that OK.

The rats have taken a keen interest in our then tent and seem to be everywhere at all times during the night. Here and there they can be heard jumping around and one

[page 3] “sorta” expects them to make a mistake and land right in the middle of nude anatomy but so far all has been well.

I didn’t know that there were any pea fields around Kentland. That must be something new – maybe a war measure that has been developed since I left there.

I got a v-mail letter from Red & Ruby Brewer. It seems funny but I was just thinking of them only a day or two ago. She said the boy was nearly 4 years old – Just doesn’t seem possible but I guess it’s true.

[page 4] I keep think[ing] of those babies and kid as I knew them over a year ago now.

The conversation started and the letter writing almost stopped – The conversation was nothing to brag about but it was enough to slow down writing.

So far no time set for pay day but I think it will come in a few days I’ll let you know when

So Solong Love Daddy

Russell Islands  Image by Kelisi at Wikipedia.com (Wikipedia Commons license)

Russell Islands
Image by Kelisi at Wikipedia.com (Wikipedia Commons license)

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