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1959 Feb 02, 4 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Attended a ballet with her “little dummy counterpart”; a local girl had come in to ask for help on a poultry problem, Mary describes the good cooperation with the poultry men and how her counterparts would do nothing if they saw a problem; worked with a water resources man about what it takes to live and if the leftovers can be used to improve the land
1959 Feb 06, 5 p. w/env. P.S. Sun [Letter to Folks] Went to a Turkish play with her youngest counterpart; having a hard time with the cold weather; is glad to see the other home ec. go home as “she can discuss nothing but business, that gets old from 8:00am to 10:00pm.”; trying to get someone to teach gardening at their Short Course
1959 Feb 10, 6 p. w/env. Letter to Folks “We sat one hour and ten minutes waiting for the Turkish Ext. Director, He called off our Staff meeting Tue. and then today this happened. We were all furious”; had help from her American male friends to fix up her house so she can have power and to get graphite for her locks; told of how the children were playing in the snow without sweaters and the women washed pans and dishes in the watering trough where the cows drink; maid has been ill for several weeks with an infected mouth; talks about how Americans are normally charged way more for doctor visits and such
1959 Feb 17, 5 p. w/env. Letter to Brother Had a Valentine’s Day party for the ministry people and Americans in training; showed some slides of her work and helped the Turkish Am. Assn. with a child care program; asked to teach Turks how to feed babies, “One Doctor was recommending water and sugar. That baby will be dead in a month.”
1959 Feb 19, 7 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Maid returned with 100TL of medical bills and Mary agreed to pay half of it; discussed how an acquaintance refuses to buy milk at the U.N.I.C.E.F. milk plant and has such a chip on her shoulder about not being able to buy from the P.X.; had another all day conference and is again, frustrated at her counterparts; has an early birthday present for Rose; saw “A Tale of Two Cities” Military Movie; has been offered a 4H youth job in Pakistan; writes part of the letter from the Children’s Hospital; is trying to get out a circular newsletter
1959 Feb 20, 5 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Americans are annoyed because they cannot sell their furniture before leaving unless it is approved by the Turkish Government; plans to return to the united states and perhaps go back to turkey afterward have been cleared by Washington D.C.; quit a flu epidemic going around; discusses home leave plans; Mr. Weigel is in the hospital
1959 Feb 28, 6 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Cold is getting worse; might lend her car to the neighbors while she’s gone; ended up doing the maid’s work before she finally showed up; might go to a religious ceremony for a baby’s 1 week birthday; has not talked to the Turks about the Cyprus situation; upset at the horse care as they don’t shoe the horses that deliver water and wood; tears up cigarettes and “bathes” her plants in tobacco solution to take care of bugs; if the temperature in the apartment is lower than a certain temperature, you can call the police to have the landlord or landlady up the heating; mentions the Turks that aren’t in power are afraid Makarias would be made president of Cyprus, “that would be tragic”

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