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David’s 22nd Month

Baby Book - July 23, 1944

Baby Book, July 23, 1944

Transcription:

July 23 – 1944

David’s 22nd month – 27 lbs – 34 3/4″ tall

David is learning the words we spell – know when we spell “car.” Has finally learned to drink orange juice. Also likes to sip Coke when we drink one. Says, “Coke” very plainly. We now have a piano for John to practice on and he likes to play on it. John is trying to teach him (David) a beginner’s piece. While I take a sun bath he likes to get a handful of sand and pour on my back.

The Yegerlehner boys, July 1944, Liberty, Missouri

The Yegerlehner boys, July 1944, Liberty, Missouri

The following picture appears courtesy of Gladys’ niece, Gerry. It was originally mailed to Gladys’ brother Glenn in Nevada and remained with his family’s photographs.

 

Baby Book, August 8, 1944

Baby Book, August 8, 1944

Aug. 8 – David started running a temperature on the 10th he started to break out with measles (3  day). By 13th he was over them. Lost a finger nail – got it mashed and after two weeks it started coming loose.

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Postcard #2 (Lentz)

Postmark: July 26, 1944, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania

Addressed to:
Lt. R.S. Yegerlehner
Kentland
Indiana
324 W. Kansas St.
Liberty Mo.

Dear Yegie –
Rec’d your letter. Will write when I go to duty at Nav. Amm. Dep. Fort Mifflin, Pa., July 29-44
Regards to all Ed.

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Postcard #1 (Lentz)

Postmark: July 11, 1944 Great Lakes, Ill.

Addressed to:
Lt. R.S. Yegerlehner
MSUSNR
Naval Training Station
Great Lakes, Ill.
Nav. Flight Prep School
Wm Jewell College
Liberty, Mo.

Hi Ya – Write me and I’ll write you soon as I get 15 day leave or sooner. Am resting a few hours – leave at 2:30 PM. My new address is
U.S. Naval Amm Depot
Fort Mifflin, Pa.
near Phila 20 min. drive from house
Ed Lentz

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David’s 21st month

Meanwhile, the Yegerlehner family was reunited in Liberty, Missouri, where Roscoe would be stationed for the next 14 months at the William Jewell College Naval Flight Preparatory School.

David's Baby Book, June 23, 1944

David’s Baby Book, June 23, 1944

Transcription:

June 23 – 1944 –
David’s 21st month – 27 lbs – 34 3/4 inches tall

Since David’s last month he has traveled by train from Chicago to Kansas City, Mo. – (506 miles). David has two more teeth (upper bicuspids). Now comes in and says “tie-tie” when he wants to toidey. Gets anyone’s shoes he can find and walks around (clomp, clomp). He likes the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Knows the pictures in the book and points out the different objects. David and Mark have a double deck (Navy) bed. Mark sleeps on the upper and David lower. He can climb up on his bed anytime he wants to.

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Won’t Write Again (Roscoe)

June 12, 1944 envelope

June 12, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 12, 1944, p. 1

June 12, 1944, p. 1

June 12

Dear Mother –

The pullman bag was sent out this AM via parcel post, so you should have it in plenty of time.

I hope you are able to get seats on the train OK. As I said in a letter before try to get there early and when the porter gets your bags, etc., ask him about seats and give him a tip of a buck or some such amount to have him get you a good seat or two seats rather. In case you can’t get seats on that train call me at the station so I’ll know you aren’t coming that way. You probably will check the pullman bag and the sea chest and carry the other small bags with you. If the linens and towels don’t come thru right away I can borrow.

So far as I know there is no change in the schedule here for the 16th and it sure can’t come too soon. This has been the longest 10 days or however long it is up to now. Seems longer than the over sea time. Hope I don’t sound too bad. There just isn’t much to do around here and a hotel room

June 12, 1944, p. 2

June 12, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] in a small town is about as friendly as two blonds at a bathing beauty contest. Maybe that is bad by comparison.

You sorta left me up in the air in the last paragraph of your letter today. Makes one wonder what news you are holding out.

It rained pretty hard here today and lasted for some time but it has been pretty warm.

Well, hope you are getting the things pretty well squared away there, but don’t worry too much about things because we can get things them eventually straightened out.

I probably won’t write again because a letter that I’d write tomorrow night wouldn’t go out until Wed. AM and that would arrive too late Fri.

So lots of Love
Daddy

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I’ve Been Thinking (Roscoe)

June 10, 1944 envelope

June 10, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 10, 1944, p. 1

June 10, 1944, p. 1

Sat. 6/10/44

Dear Mother,

Just after your telephone call. I’ve been thinking of some of the things you should do or have done. First – I think you should have an understanding about a notice of something like 30 days in case we want the place back. Ours here is 30 days. They may want to use the Bendix since there are no facilities for laundry in the basement, but that is up to you and them. You explain to them also how Geo. Monroe took care of the furnace last winter and then call Geo. and tell him to keep that up this next winter and send us the bill. And emphasize to him that he should release the trapped air in those radiators ever so often. Much of that junk of ours could be burned. I mean things in the garage

June 10, 1944, p. 2-3

June 10, 1944, p. 2-3

[page 2] and lots of Mark’s mess in the basement. Maybe you have already done that.

You can also explain to them that our basement is not finished neither are there sufficient screens to go around the house but we will not do any fixing now because period. If they don’t want it unless just don’t rent it because we are still paying $20 more than they in an inferior house and off the record in an inferior town, but be that is it may – – -. Maybe I’ll like the town better after you come – I don’t like to create a false impression so that you will have an opinion formulated

[page 3] before you get here.

You drop me a note again as to the time, etc. I’ll be there but just so it will be a double check. Bring that sea chest on your ticket but tie some clothes line around it because that is sometimes handled pretty rough.

I was going to get your tickets and Pullman, etc., from here so I cased a $50 check today but that is OK because the lady we rent from isn’t going to deposit the $65 check until we move in.

Just have the renter there deposit the check to our account at the bank and tell Chaffey about it and also have him notify us if same isn’t

June 10, 1944, p. 4

June 10, 1944, p. 4

[page 4] done. I suppose I’ll think of dozens of other things to be done but really I hadn’t even thought of renting. The Smiths will probably think we are a fine pair. Anyway they didn’t want to pay the $45 so.

Well, I’m going to take this to the P.O. and maybe it will go out tomorrow. I found I couldn’t ship the bag tonight but could ship send a letter.

Fri. the 16th seems a long way off – wish you were here now.
Love Daddy

P.S. Get to the train early and get a good seat. Generally those trains form about 15 min. before starting time.

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Release Clause (Roscoe)

June 9, 1944 envelope

June 9, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 9, 1944, p. 1

June 9, 1944, p. 1

June 9

Dear Mother,

Just wrote a letter to Geo. inviting him to come thru our town on his trip East. I told him we would be here after June 15 or 16.

I did all my talking with the mother of the lady who owns the house when I rented it. And today I got a call from the owner relative to a lease. The reason she wanted that was because her husband is in the Navy and in case he would come home she would want her home in 30 days – the lease is for 3 month. I’m taking it to a lawyer here at the station to see if it is OK. There is a clause in it which releases me in case orders come thru. I haven’t signed and won’t

June 9, 1944, p. 2-3

June 9, 1944, p. 2-3

[page 2] until I get advice from this fellow tomorrow.

The piano will stay in the house and she has an ironer which she if going to leave. The boys will like this – She has had an old colored man take care of the lawn in summer and the snow in the winter and she is going to have him continue at her expense. She is afraid if she lets him go she won’t be able to get him back again.

The drain board around the sink as I recall is a composition substance and isn’t in good condition. That is about the only thing not nice and of course the color of the outside isn’t anything to shout about in fact I think

[page 3] it yells right back at you. I now know why your letters were slow. You missed Tue. because of Zell and the train schedule. You’ll let me know more definite later as to time & place.

My Free letters go just as fast as your air mail letters so I’ll just save my money.

I don’t know what to advise you about the trip. There is a train from Chicago leaving there at 7:00 PM, arriving here at 7:00 AM and the bus trip to Quincy isn’t good. That is about a 5 hour trip from here. I believe the train would be much more comfortable for all concerned.

June 9, 1944, p. 4

June 9, 1944, p. 4

[page 4] I mean 5 hours each way. Of course I’ll make the trip if necessary.

I ate plenty of green onions for dinner today hope you can’t smell them from this letter. I thought I’d get all those things out of my system before you came down.

Well, Dear I hope this letter writing will soon be over –
Love Daddy

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Very Much Absent (Roscoe)

June 8, 1944 envelope

June 8, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 8, 1944, p. 1

June 8, 1944, p. 1

6/8/44
U.S.N.F.P.S.
Liberty Mo.

Dear Mother,

Your letters have been very much absent. Maybe I’m expecting too much but I haven’t hears from you since I talked to you on the phone. I suppose there will be 2 or 3 tomorrow. So far only one letter has arrived and that was written on the 4 & 5th.

There are a few things I wish you would bring. No. 1. The part of that lesson you typed is not here and that book with the first 3 lessons and the envelopes the lessons have to be sent in are all missing. No. 2. See if you can find any of those feeding charts for babies. It seems I’ll have a few of those to put on a feeding schedule.

I took my medical bag over to sick bay today and had it all fixed up for house calls just in case. There was one call this eve. I had to go out to the other Dr.’s house to see their little boy – he had had an accident. Nothing serious. As I told you they have three. The oldest 3 yrs. old and if I’m not mistaken she is again that way. Maybe she just hasn’t returned back to shape since the last – if so what a shape –

The address I gave you last night should read West Kansas street but I think most people here

1944-06-08 (RSY), p. 2[page 2] go sorta by instinct like they do at home.

I wish you would be here in time to meet the Dr. and his family before they leave. They are Jewish from Brooklyn. The people here all seem to like them very well. However, if you come too soon we’ll have to camp you out because it will surprise me lots of these people get out by the middle of the month, but I jess things will work out somehow.

It rained a greater part of today and has been pretty cool. Good weather for chiggers – Mine are still with me but not as bad today as yesterday or the day before.

I guess I’m about run down and maybe I’d better take your advice and drop the folk a line this eve. I should have done that before but it just seemed I couldn’t get started –

Love 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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Listening to the News (Roscoe)

June 6, 1944 envelope

June 6, 1944 envelope

Letter transcription:

June 6, 1944, p. 1

June 6, 1944, p. 1

6/6/44
NFPS
LIBERTY MO

Dear Mother,

Most of the day was spent by the radio listening to the radio news. There is a radio in sick bay and we used it most all day.

I’m just wondering what day you have for reservations or rather what day you plan on coming. We may have to park you and the boys in the streets. The Dr. here isn’t planning on leaving until the 14th or 15th and then the lady wants a couple of days to redecorate before she vacates the house for us. This hotel is so crowded. I got the only room vacant Sun. but if you come before the house is ready I guess we can do something.

I talked to the supply officer and we think best that you buy your tickets and ship the stuff and then we will put in for your expenses later. If we knew which train, etc., we could get the tickets but we believe it best for you to get your tickets which best suit you as to time and route.

I’m listening to the radio and scratching ciggers and I’m not able to concentrate. And I might say the ciggers have an almost upper hand. I’m going to try to devise something to keep the little pests away if and when we have another garden party.

June 6, 1944, p. 2

June 6, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] It has been so cool here since Sunday. I was really cold all day. Guess I’ll get warm in bed tonight.

Our house is one Kansas street and I think the number is 324 but I’d better check that before I give that to you for our permanent address. I got a letter from Mom, one that was sent to USNH Great Lakes today. So far no letter from you but maybe you haven’t written since we made the telephone calls.

As soon as you can tell me when you have your train reservations I’ll see what and how I can arrange to take care of you until the house is available.

Well, the news goes on and one. Most of it now is repeat but one keeps the radio one in case something new comes on.

Up to now this is about all I can think of tonight so
Lots of Love
Daddy

342 W. Kansas Street, Liberty, MO (Image courtesy of Google street view)

342 W. Kansas Street, Liberty, MO (Image courtesy of Google street view)

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