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.


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


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



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


Wooster, Ohio

Letter from Mary to Father- September 28, 1924



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