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Birthday Greetings (Roscoe)

September 19, 1945

September 19, 1945

Letter transcription:

19 Sept. 45

Dear David,

I’m sending you a little birthday present. Hope you can find some use for it. It is not as much as I give the older boys but maybe you don’t need as much. I’d like to be there and help you celebrate but it doesn’t seem possible just now but maybe you and John & Mark & Mother and some of the kids in the neighborhood can celebrate. Hope I can be with you on your next birthday.

Lots of Love,
Daddy

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Birthday Letter to Mark (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner (MC) USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4
Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Feb. 2, 1944

Dear Mark,

It seems to me you have a birthday this month so I guess I’d better send you the same as I did John & David. This one is different however because it will be a mixed up one. Bought in shillings and then when you get the money it will be in dollars. How do you like that? Wouldn’t it be a surprise if when you went to cash it you would get 12/9 instead of the two bucks?

I guess I received a letter from you just the other day thanking me for the Christmas present I sent you – That just about slipped my mind. So I really owed you a letter.

Well, I hope I won’t have to send John any present for his birthday from overseas but one never can tell.

Love Daddy

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Dear Mark (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4
Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Dec. 3, 1943

Dear Mark,

This is about the best Christmas present I can send you at present so you will have to make the best of it. I know you will need no help in spending it but just in case you do have trouble your mother will be glad to help you.

David and John are getting the same but if theirs should happen to become lost in the mail I know you would be glad to share yours with them.

No doubt but what you will have a big tree and everything that goes with it. You probably will get a kick out of helping Mother do the “fixing” of those things. Do have a good time – I’ll be thinking of you

Love Daddy
P.S. Give Mother my regards.

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Dear John (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4 Navy 133
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Dec. 3, 1943

Dear John,

This is just a little present for you. I hope it isn’t too late for you to make good use of it for Christmas – Buy what you want but if you feel you need some advice consult your mother for I’m sure she will be glad to give you suggestions.

I’m also sending Mark & David the same but in case something happens that theirs don’t come thru I’m sure you would like to divide with them.

Mother, I’m sure, will see to it that you boys will have a fine Christmas and I do hope you will enjoy yourselves very much and I’ll be thinking of you.

Love Daddy
P.S. My regards to Mother.

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Fran Calif.
Oct. 20, 1943

Dear John,

I’ve just finished writing Mark and I find that this was the only paper I had. So you will have to excuse it at present because it is raining and the store is closed.

The last letter I remember getting from you was the one thanking me for your birthday present. So I guess it really was my time to write.

Mother wrote the other day that you were playing foot ball – in your Ph. Ed. Class. That should really be good for you – give you some muscles and make a tough boy?

Do you ever write any compositions anymore? Our show the other nite was “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and in it the hero was always composing songs. It made me think of you. I could just see you sitting there pecking out the tunes.

Right now we have news commentators on – Raymond Gram Swing is on – It’s nice and clear – sounds just like we used to get them at home.

Love Daddy

P.S. Don’t forget that kiss to Mother.

John (January 1943)

John (January 1943)

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How About You? (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Oct. 20, 1943

Dear Mark –

It surely has been a long time since I’ve written you and about that long since I’ve received a letter from you.

Mother often writes me that you are still working on your airplanes. I just wonder how many different planes you can identify – The P-38 of course is easy – the P-40 isn’t so easy – How about the F47, F4U, F67, TB7, SBD, the B-25, B-24, B-17 & the Ventura? I think I can identify each of those types – How about you?

I hope your school work is coming along fine by now and I know your grades will be as good and probably better than last year. You can do it I know. So I’m looking forward for a good report at the end of your first grading period.

Well son I’m betting on you so don’t let me down.
Love Daddy

P.S. Don’t forget that kiss to Mother from me.

Mark (January 1943)

Mark (January 1943)

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New Piano (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Aug. 19, 1943
Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60 F.P.O. San Fran Calif.

Dear John,

I started writing you and Mark last night but Mark was as far as I got so now that I’ve finished Mother’s letter I’ll see if I can think of some of the things I wanted to write you.

First of all I’ll bet you are really glad to have the new piano. I’ve wondered if it will hold the pitch as well as the old or I mean better than the old. Hope it is really a good piano.

Mother wrote me you were having some pimples on your face and nose – I wouldn’t be alarmed about those since that is very natural for boys your age – but let me give you some advice don’t pinch or squeeze them – use a wash rag and wash them rather vigorously once or twice each day and if they are broken open all the pus from them will be washed away, and new ones are not so apt to reappear.

School will be very near by the time you get this and I suppose you will be glad to get back to the old swing of things.

Well here is hoping you like the new piano and don’t forget to give that kiss to Mother from me

Love Daddy

John (January 1943)

John (January 1943)

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Grandma’s Sheets (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Aug. 18, 1943

Dear Mark,

Seems as if I wrote John last so it’s about time for one to you – I’ll probably write to John also. You understand the last letter to him was for his birthday – on your birthday I’ll write you a special letter but I must not forget D. comes in between you and John and it won’t be long now before D.’s letter will be due.

Mother wrote me of the accident you had with Grandma’s sheets. Little things like that happen to most everyone now and then. The main thing is always to be honest about things that happen – especially to tell mother the truth which I know you do. I guess that is enough advice just now.

I’ve gotten some pretty big fish stories about you and Uncle Earl this summer – I’ve been fishing a time or two and the best we could do was a 30 pound tuna fish. Some other fellows here have caught some about twice that size.

You’ll be all hot about school by the time you get this and I’m wondering if you like that or if you would rather work in the yard and garden.

It is about time for me to get to bed – will write to John tomorrow.
Love Daddy

P.S. Don’t forget that Kiss to Mother from me.

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Birthday Greetings (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R. S. Yegerlehner USNR
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Fran Calif.
Aug 6, 1943

Dear John,

This is one time when I’m not going to write Mark because it’s your birthday and you deserve something special – you will find a slight token of my regards to you enclosed in this letter.

I almost sent my dollar bill which entitled me to be a “Short Snorter” but that would cost me in case I were asked to produce it at some time.

When this arrives at home you will be getting ready for school and I’ll bet you will be glad.

From what Mother writes I believe you boys have really worked hard this summer and have made me proud of you.

Don’t forget the usual kiss you are supposed to give Mother for me and also tell her I still think lots of her.

Love Daddy

YEG1943-07 John and David

John holding David, summer 1943

 

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The Smell of Steak (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Lieut R. S. Yegerlehner
Navy 60
F.P.O. San Fran Calif.
June 29, 1943 1500

Dear Mark,

Of course you knew I had not forgotten you even though it has been a long time since I’ve written. I believe both of you boys have written at that since I have.

Who is ahead in the garden? You or the weeds! I’ll bet those radishes and lettuce sure does do taste fine.

I almost forgot – I sure was glad to hear you were such a brave guy when

[page 2] you had your tonsils out. I want you to remember how you felt when Dr. Romberger told you to take a big smell of that stuff and you took her down so you can tell me.

Writing of smells there is one that I’ve missed here a lot and you can help me out. Get an envelope full of steak broiling smell and seal it up tight and send it “kerplank” right on out.

Well, I know you are a busy man but if you can find time drop me a line

Love Daddy

P.S. give Mother a big “squeeze” for me.

Mark (January 1943)

Mark (January 1943)

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