Mary Behner



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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

Dearest Folks,

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! ---



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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Letter from Mary to Folks - August 30, 1927



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