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Moving On (Roscoe)

[Editor’s note: If you have been picking up on some of the subtle clues the last few weeks, you may have realized that Roscoe was about to leave the Russell Islands. The biggest clue was not from Roscoe, but actually from Gladys! All the envelopes that Gladys addressed in the past few weeks had Roscoe’s address Navy 60 crossed out. His mail was being forwarded to Base Hospital #4 or Navy 132. Since I have copies of his military orders, his transfer was approved on October 16th. It took about 9 days for Roscoe to receive the official news.]

Letter transcription:

Lieut. R.S.Yegerlehner
Mob. Hosp. #4
Navy 132
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Oct. 25, 1943

Dear Mother,

Another Monday rolls around and I find I have plenty of work to do as usual.

If you use the above address I think it will help me to get my mail much faster in the future. Just one of those things which you understand.

Yesterday your v-mail of Aug. Oct. 10 came and the one in Sept. telling of your episode with the belly bug. I guess you got over that

[page 2] OK because it wasn’t mentioned in your later letters. I’m so glad that Ruth could come and spend a few days with you.

Today is laundry day again and it doesn’t seem to be a very good day but it’s early and maybe the weather will improve as the day moves along. I’ve just simply got to get a haircut today also because I’m like a “shaggy” dog and the tropical weather doesn’t make lots of hair desirable.

I wrote Joe Roberts the other

[page 3] day but didn’t hear from him as yet. I may see some of his friends in a few days if things go as planned at present.

My mail may be a little irregular for a few days because of numerous duties coming up but I’ll write as often as possible.

I’m in a little bit of a hurry so for the present –
Lots of Love
Daddy

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

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

©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2015/05/05/moving-on-roscoe/

November 3, 1942 (Gladys)

V-mail dated November 3, 1942

V-mail dated November 3, 1942

Letter transcription:

LT (JG) Yegerlehner MC
Navy SSA (White Poppy)
c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Calif.

Mrs. R.S. Yegerlehner
Kentland
Indiana
11-3-42

Dear Daddy –

Mark and I are cleaning house. Today being election Mark has a holiday – he washed windows and cleaned the overstuffed furniture and is going to clean floors. He is trying to earn enough to get me to buy his bond. I tried to check up on our financial matters. We still owe about 75⁰⁰ to various drug co’s. The bank bal. including the 150⁰⁰ and Nov 1 allotment is 903. I have a bill or two around town to pay but not much. I will get those drug co’s paid now that I have a little more time to do things. I am still busy but feel more like doing. I didn’t pay the last half of the Federal – should I go ahead & pay it? Mrs. R. was here yesterday. This is the present add [address] of Joe – J.M. Roberts Lt Comdr, Mobile Hosp #4 USNR Fulcrum – c/o Postmaster San Francisco. However she had a letter from him stamped New York, NY Navy Mobile Base Hosp. #4 BR. She was quite baffled about the NY stamp since his ad is San Francisco. Wondered if you would know what it meant. He wrote that he may be transferred to the Marines. I sent your laundry but you may be slow in getting it since the Christmas mail is being sent now. Let me know if you get it and if there was anything besides laundry in the box – I won’t tell you what it is because I want it to be a surprise and if it doesn’t get thru don’t want you to be disappointed.

Love

Mother