Folder 14

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1958 May 02, 5 p. no env. Letter to Mary from Lydia News about Lydia’s [husband?] with failing health who had finally passed; talks about old friends and memories; church update
1958 May 04, 3 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Just got in after a week on the road as she was over to the Dardanelles; talks about her department a bit; “It never occurs to the men in the Ministry that their Directors need supervising, I’m going to write a nice diplomatic letter that will curl their hair”; rat is eating all her mouse poison and can’t figure out where the rat comes in from
1958 May 13, 2 p. w/env. Letter to Rose Requests hair dye; rat is back; met a new 4H man who’s interested in being her room-mate, but “He seemed old and acted old”
1958 May 14, newspaper clipping w/env. Small clipping about the Turkish University in Izmir which has been given the name “Ege University”; this is the university Mary is working with
1958 [May 20], 2 p. w/env. Letter to Brother Has been trying to help two new men in the department; got a letter from an old friend; fell off a step letter and is a little sore
1958 May 27, 4 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Might have a tough trip soon; has been reading about the recession in the United States; had a conference on her Short Course; had a slight earthquake; folk are going on home leave but Mary doesn’t think she can for another year; expresses desire to go to Vienna
1958 May 28, 4 p. no env. Letter to Rose Wined and dined by the Agriculture Director of Cankiri; will be having an Asian Area Conference of Country Directors; maid melted her rubber dish pan, broke a glass and put it back in the cupboard, “deliberately broke the end off a very special Cutco $3.98 paring knife which was my pride and joy,” and emptied a whole bottle of dish soap into the mop bucket to scrub the floor; on the headlines of the Cankiri paper.
Letter to Folks, 5 p. w/env Exhausted from teaching a local Ext. Home Ec. girl how to make drapes, and from dealing with her counterpart and landlady; heard that Turkey has the worst accident rate per car in the world; a good friend of Mary’s run down and killed by a jeep; complains a bit about her counterpart; mentions humorous miscommunication; is going to Russia soon; mentions the terrible drivers again

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