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Mary Behner

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On beautiful landscape stationary Mary writes to her Mother about a surprise visit from her father, about Fred’s leaving school, about not feeling well enough to take her exams and how the lovely gifts her mother sent brightened her sprit.

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Dearest Mother:

How surprised we were to have father come in on us. It was lucky too – because this way they could pack and travel together. I wish I were over my exams as Frederick is. I don’t feel quite capable of taking them. Dad heard our Glee Club practise [sic] last evening. Too bad we can’t have a concert in Clarksburg.

2/ I really can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your lovely gifts. The cute green thing – just fits. and the flowers are so dainty, and match so nicely. and – the pocket book – well I was so surprised and then that not being all – was almost too much – the handkerchiefs are beautiful. Really I can’t tell you happy [sic] it made me feel – You were so dear to think of it all – and to spend the time on it as I know you did. It couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

3/ I hate to see Fred go. I’ll miss him so. But it’s far the best thing for him to do. He should go to bed at 10: o’clock every night. He should eat “building up” wholesome foods regularly and keep out doors as much as possible. Make him walk instead of using the car – He ought to make it a point to walk every day and – he should learn to breathe.

We surely appreciated Dad’s stopping here. My exams will be hard. – Because I’m not really fit to take them – but I’m going to sleep as regularly as possible next week even though I may have to sacrifice a high grade. All my grades are real good except Spanish and I’m worried about that.

Much Love

Daughter Mary

Love to Esther

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Letter_075

Publication Date

1928

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Letters; College Life; Fashion; Health; Student Activities

Keywords

exams, health advice, ladies fashion, glee club, letters, grades

Letter from Mary to Mother - circa 1928

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