Tag Archives: Frances D. Kenney

Jello in a Little Dish (Roscoe)

August 27, 1945 envelope

August 27, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

August 27, 1945, p. 1

August 27, 1945, p. 1

Aug. 27, 1945
San Fran (12)
Calif.

Dear Mother,

Monday just after noon day chow and the chin strap and buttons came but no letter. I’ve forgotten what day I wrote you for those things but they seemed to have made good time.

I sent my gray suit to the cleaner and my laundry out. The suit is supposed to be back in 24 hours and the laundry by Thur. Not bad if true.

Kennry came back this AM after his trip east and

August 27, 1945, p. 2

August 27, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] set about getting himself detached for oversea duty he thinks. Of course, he has been here for some time and was due for a little trip in that direction. He had an 18 hour lay over in Chicago and some of his brothers and his wife came up.

The show last night was “Caribbean Mystery” and it was as rotten as the one the night before. The plot was thin and the acting was possibly a half step above high school dramatics. The one tonite doesn’t even sound

August 27, 1945, p. 3

August 27, 1945, p. 3

[page 3] good so I think I’ll continue with my mystery novel reading. We don’t have an officer club here so there isn’t anything to do but read. Maybe that is a good thing.

I’ve about half way contracted for a watch – $34.00. Maybe that isn’t too much to pay. It seems to be a good deal. Did Mark ever find that old watch of mine or has he forgotten all about it?

How cold has it been there? Last night I had to go to bed to get my feet warm. The decks are several feet off the ground

August 27, 1945, p. 4

August 27, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] and that cold wind sure keeps the lower part of the room in a semi frigid condition. There was an earthquake this AM at 6 but it didn’t seem to disturb me. So far as I know it was just a little wriggle – like Jello in a little dish. Maybe it was the Yanks taking the nips.

Well, I must get doing something before I fall asleep or something less “exciting.” Lots of Love and all that Stuff

Daddy

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Work Correspondence (Roscoe)

1944-06-07 (RSY) envelope

June 7, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 7, 1944, p. 1

June 7, 1944, p. 1

6/7/44
USNPFS
Liberty Mo.

Dear Mother,

Your air mail letter came this morning. I doubt very much if air mail helps much in the delivery of mail. That one was mailed on the 5th and received on the 7th.

Our address will be 324 Kansas street but I wouldn’t use that because people still live there. There will be time enough to change the address after you come down. I’ve been wondering when that will be. Guess I’ll hear in a few days when you have your reservations, etc. I’m really fed up on hotel life but there isn’t much that can be done until this Dr. leaves. He is home on leave at present. His folks let live in Brooklyn and he wanted to see them before going west.

I’ve been working on this correspondence and have the first lesson done – ready for typing. I’m just marking the places in the book for you to copy, and it’s all much clearer that way – we can either get a typewriter at the station or arrange for you to come to the sick bay and do the typing. So you see I’m anxious for you to get here – To work correspondence.

You can inform the boys that the lawn here hasn’t been moved lately. People here don’t keep their lawns very nice. Possibly let them grow in

June 7, 1944, p. 2

June 7, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] order to have a place for the ciggers to hide. My bites are gradually subsiding but once in a while I have to stop and scratch. I’ve got bites in the most funniest places, and that is plural when I say bites and places.

While over at Olathe Kan. The other day I saw Francis Kenney. He has been around these parts for some time. Just happened to run into him. We had quite a chat. That place is about 60 mile from here but it is our nearest hospital. He wants us to get together when you come down. Do you know who he married?

It is now almost 2000 and I think I’ll spend the evening working on the next correspondence lesson. It doesn’t take long to work the course this way and I believe you can type it just as well if not better.

As soon as you find when you are coming and on what route let me know so I can plan to meet you and also plan on disposing of you until the house is ready. I talked to the Dr.’s wife last night and she said they were going to be out by the 15th but I don’t know how much fixing will have to be done before this other family moves out of ours. The Dr.’s wife didn’t go East. She stayed with the children.

Well, lot of Love
Daddy

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