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Thanks from Madelyne Moynihan

[Editor’s Note: The following letter from Madelyne Moynihan was included in the letter dated September 29, 1945 from Roscoe. Faithful readers may remember a previous letter from Mrs. Moynihan requesting vaccination records for her children. The Moynihans were stationed in Liberty, Missouri, while the Yegerlehners were there as well.]

September 20, 1945, p. 1

September 20, 1945, p. 1

Letter transcription:

Sept. 20, 1945

Dear Doc,

I received your letter with the information I wanted. It came the day before school opened and served the purpose very well.

Mont is still on Guam, waiting patiently for orders to send him back to Pearl Harbor and then the States, he hopes.

He is very impatient to get home and see his little daughter. I should have named her Mont instead of Kathleen, she looks so much like him.

Madelyne Marie is getting along pretty well in school now, but for the first week, she very conveniently acquired a pain in the stomach every morning. That trick didn’t go over with me because I had tried the same one myself with little success when I was going to school.

I don’t know which was the worst: Madelyne crying because she didn’t want to go to school, and Buddy crying because

September 20, 1945, p. 2

September 20, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] he couldn’t go, and Kathleen just crying to make noise. Woe is me.

I told Mont when he comes home I’m going to put the three of them on his lap and go places and let him take care of them. That will be the day.

Well Doc I won’t take up any more of our time with my dribble so I’ll close with many thanks from,

Madelyne Moynihan

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Pearl Harbor Day (Gladys)

1943-12-07 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy –

Today being the second anniversary of Pearl Harbor much has been said on the subject over the radio. Today was Literary Club Christmas meeting at Mrs. Mathews. I didn’t go. Went to Music Club yesterday, and plan to go to Laf. tomorrow, so thought I had better stay home this afternoon and do a few things. David is up from a too short nap – walking around looking for something to amuse himself. He was bothering the coffee table but I got him away from there. He knows he should leave it alone but doesn’t always do that. I just cleaned the mirror door and hear him there now, and know it will be smeared again. Just so he doesn’t pound on it with something hard I allow him to play there. John wrote you a v-mail last nite. Mark wrote one several days ago but didn’t mail it – I’ll try to get it in today’s mail. It is nice and sunny out today. Yesterday it was cold and cloudy and I thought winter had started but it’s warmer today. No letters now for over a week but I keep looking. I see Jimmy and Martha chasing a little Pekineese (Poor dog).

Love – Mother

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