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Mary Behner

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This letter was written by Mary to her father during her first semester of college. Written on colored paper with black ink, and folded into a card format. Mary wrote about life on campus and whether or not dancing is an activity she would like to engage in.

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Sept 28,

Dear Dad,

It's Sunday and raining too. We have had glorious weather this week tho. A mob of girls just went. The girls love to be in our room. I say again mother & you would be surprised how neatly it is kept.

We have registered in a class "The Meaning of Prayer" - Wondered what you were preaching this morning etc.

Haven't found any body here yet who can preach the sermons you can - I mean that really help.

Dancing has come up again with Boots & I. We had a "Lit" program (public) and the girls danced. I am thinking about it now and have no idea what I will decide. Dad, I wish you would help me but I suppose if I would ask you, you would tell me that it is something I should decide. The majority of girls here are fine, good girls - and all dance in good way. Often lately I've wondered whether or not it is really doing me any good. There is a fellowship missed, I think. Sometimes I've felt a partition between girls & perhaps they feel the same towards me. I've wondered what you and mother would think tho if I danced again. Wish you were here maybe I could get something out of you.

We played Ashland yesterday and won 17-0. Stadium is wonderful.

We got a box from Milwaukee yesterday. - Dates - candy & date bread. There was a spread on the 4th floor last Friday. We have ^had some beautiful seranades [sic].

No classes here on Sat. except our Greek teacher has a special help class & I surely did go.

Hope you write each week.

Lots of love

Bean

P.S. P.K (to which I belong naturally) is Preacher's Kid.

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Letter_005

Publication Date

9-28-1924

Subject

Letters; Dance--Religious aspects--Christianity; College students--Religious life

Letter from Mary to Father- September 28, 1924

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