Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4 Navy 133
F.P.O. San Fran. Cal.
Dec. 6, 1943
Dear Mother –
Several letters from you today the latest a v-mail dated Nov. 24. The others were air mail along in the 20 of Nov. and one dated Nov. 6 which you addressed only as Hospital #4 and it seemed to have time finding its way. It wasn’t because of the Navy 133 but because you had omitted the Base part. The thing which was disappointing to me was the letter didn’t come with the pictures. One of the letters explained that you had sent them but they failed to appear – guess they will come along in the next mail. I hope.
I ran into a Mulligan boy today from Kentland. He is a nephew of Jim – The one who used to be on the school board – we used to see him frequently around Nick’s & Kenney’s. I mean the uncle. I didn’t know the boy and he didn’t know me only he said he didn’t think there could be two doctors by my name. We had a long talk. He is a pharmist mate and has been in the same ward I’m in so we had a reunion. His Dad & Mother are separated and he was in
[page 2] Indianapolis so that is the reason I didn’t know him.
The $35 you collected was sure a surprise. Maybe there is hope of a few others coming thru but I doubt if one need expect too much. I received a card from the Joe Mullen family also today – a baby sitting on a chamber – “doing his part.” I’m using it as my pin up girl – you have read lots of such in various papers. This is the first time I’ve become interested – So if you see Mrs. Mullen you can tell her what I have done with her card.
It sounds as if too big or too much clinkers collected in the furnace to cause the pin to break. That happened once while I was there and that was the trouble at that time – Maybe it’s the local coal. Those radiators upstairs just need a little air removed – However Geo. M. will take care of everything so have him come out and give the whole system the regular works ever so often – It will be better in the long run.
Well dear it’s time to say goodnight.
Lots of Love
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