Leslie Oscar Evans "Letters to Home"

Letters written to the folks back home were saved by Evans' mother,
and excerpts can be read here, along with viewable photos (click the links)
- all pics are from Oscar's personal scrapbook.

June 20 / June 23
June 24 / June 25
June 28 / June 30
July 2 / July 5
July 7 / July 11
July 21 / July 23
July 26 / Aug 3
Aug 7 / Aug 9
Aug 15 / Aug 20
Aug 22 / Aug 29
Sept 2 / Sept 5
Sept 6 / Sept 8
Sept 10 / Sept 15
Sept 18 / Sept 20
Sept 20 / Sept 27
Sept 29 / Oct 3
Oct 9 / Oct 11
Oct 14 / Oct 16
Oct 18 / Oct 26
Nov 4 / Nov 19

Aug 22, 1945
Dear Folks

How is every one around Caney Ford? O.K. I hope.
Cravens my C.T.D. buddy is going home tomorrow. Quite a few crews are. Good deal I guess they have enuff points to get a discharge too. Not bad huh?
Say I'll tell you about the meal we had last nite. Lovely - meat loaf, potatoes, gravy, "cow" butter, olives, few more items. Then peach pie & ice cream. I bet I ate a quart. All I wanted. Linen table cloths too. I'd still like to eat some of Maws cooking tho. Good corn bread & butter. I love it.
My boys are playing dominos. I don't care much for the card games they play tho. I usually work on something or read. We attend movies every nite. Last nite saw Dick Jurgens & his marine band. Really a good show. Had quite a few acts besides the band. Had two hill billy singers. Best I've ever heard. Sang Wabash C. B. And some songs they had made up. One T.S. Blues. T.S. stands for tough situation.
Waiting for the mail. All we look forward to is mail call. Three meals, movies & the sack after a hard day. HA.
Water melons should be ripe now. I'd really like to skin my teeth on a big one right now. Well I'll be there for them next season & no kidding. Guess I'll have a patch in but I'm dog gone sure I won't if I can help it. I'll just eat what Dad grows.
Guess the boys will quit the farm now won't they. I guess the gov. should keep them there for a few years. Just kidding. They'll probably be drafted any way. You wrote that Dad said the army would ruin them. I think he's just a little wrong there...