Mary Behner



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This letter was written by Mary to her mother during her second year of college. It is written with blue ink on two pages of Y.W.C.A. stationery, front and back. Mary describes a play she was in, a skirt she would like to wear, and her declaration of a history major.



Monday after lunch.

Dear mother,

Your card came this morning so I'll send this - special maybe so you can get it off soon, the skirt I mean. You see the play is Sunday evening so I must have the skirt by Saturday at the latest - Sat. we have a dress rehearsal.

I think it would be wise to put it on a silk waiste [sic] because I'll be wearing it with silk blouses I hope - altho not for the play Sun. I happen


to have the leading part in the play. It's a darling part. Art Romig is in love with me and its hard to keep a straight face when he talks to me the way he does (He sits on the arm of my chair). It's a darling missionary play - and I have the longest part - but have it all learned. - However for the play I'm wearing a white short sleeved slip on sweater with the silk skirt. It's to be a tennis outfit effect.

Perhaps some time I can have a white silk blouse to go with it.


Am wearing my dresses short - but believe that to Esther's knees - and no longer would be alright. Not any longer than that tho.

Received back my Hist exam and got a "B." in it - at the end of the paper he wrote

"This is a good paper" - Horah! Think I'll major in History. When I announced a question about "Why the people turned against Chas. II" - In answering it I criticized him - as


typical of one of the Stuart kings and of course that was a little more than he asked - but he wrote at the end of that "A very interesting attack on the Stuarts." - -Don't forget Esther is larger around the waiste than I am. Will look for the shirt in the mail unless I get word from you. The play is next Sun. March 28. Are you all coming to Wooster. Ahem!


Mary E.

Tell Fred to answer soon. I must know. Bob wants to get his room before vacation.



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Letters; College students; Dresses; Missionary plays


Wooster, Ohio

Letter from Mary to Mother- March 22, 1926



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