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On one sheet of cream College of Wooster stationary Mary writes from a train car in blue ink about traveling from Philadelphia, through Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. She slept well and enjoyed the lovely scenery.
Aug 30, 1927
Just left Philadelphia a little while ago. Am writing on a table – here in my seat and the train makes my writing wiggly. Read for a while last night and this morning too. Got in bed as soon as the train started. It was so comfy. – My watch stopped at 10:30 and hasn’t been running since – and it was just fixed. Guess the shock of my going [unclear] TNY [/unclear] was too great for its little springs to bear.
My birth [sic] was the last one to be made up this morning. Got up at 9:00 – and just as I sat down in the dining car we crossed some beautiful river. – a beautiful sight. This is the most beautiful trip I have ever taken. Went thru Washington D.C. about 7:00 this morning and Baltimore Md. about 8:30.
There are only 4 passengers in this car now.
This scenery is beautiful. Third stop after this is my stop. Getting along beautifully. Too wiggly to write.
Guess I’ll chew [unclear] mother’s [/unclear] gum. No squaking [sic] babies on this train last night.
Hello. Fred! ---
Letters; College Life; Railroad travel
traveling, Philadelphia, Washington DC, train travel, summer
Behner, Mary, "Letter from Mary to Folks - August 30, 1927" (1927). Mary Behner Papers. 53.
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