1950

November 21, 1950

512 8th AvenueBrooklyn, New YorkNovember 21, 1950 Dear folks, I know that I should have written quite some time ago but I’ve been so busy

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December 2, 1950

London December 2 and 3 Dear folks, I’ll begin this tonight.  You see I’m re-reading your letters which you sent to the boat, since I

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December 24, 1950

Aden, Arabia December 24, 1950 Sunday Dear folks, The day before Christmas, and all on the ship, waiting to go ashore.  How strange to think

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1951

January 6, 1951

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika January 6, 1951 Dear folks, I guess I haven’t written to you since we were at Mombasa.  We left there on Tuesday.  Have

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January 18, 1951

Salisbury January 18, 1951 Dear folks, Several times today I’ve thought of this being the big day for Don and DeLores.  I must write to

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February 12, 1951

February 12 13th Your Anniversary Dear folks, Tomorrow is your 38th anniversary.  May the Lord bless you in a special way. We sent up for

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March 1, 1951

Msengedzi March 1, 1951 Dear folks, I’m dead tired.  I’ve been painting the walls of this living room this p.m. and was at school all

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March 9, 1951

March 9, 1951 Dear folks, Really I don’t have time to write this but I received your letter today sent via Darwin and so I

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March 15, 1951

Msengedzi Mission Station 15th March, 1951 Dear Folks, I guess you are getting tired of getting my letters which do not have enough postage on. 

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April 4, 1951

Msengedzi April 4, 1951 Dear folks, This will be written in a hurry as I’m supposed to be up at school, but I thought that

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May 2, 1951

May 2, 1951 Salisbury Dear folks, Don’t faint when you see I’m in Salisbury.  I came in yesterday with Dunkelds from Blairs’ Station.  I hadn’t

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May 14, 1951

[Transcriber’s note: The written date on this letter was torn off, but the postmark is dated 14 May 1951.] Salisbury – May [page torn] Dear

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May 16, 1951

Msengedzi May 16, 1951 Dear folks, I’m getting on the sleepy side but Russ is going back into town tomorrow so I must get this

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May 24, 1951

Msengedzi May 24, 1951 Dear folks, It doesn’t seem possible that it is nearly June.  No doubt by now you are enjoying lovely weather.  We

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June 1, 1951

Msengedzi 1st June, 1951 Dear folks, I really should be up in the office and busy at some work which I have there, but then

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June 12, 1951

Msengedzi Mission Station P.O. Dawsons   P/B 6 June 12, 1951 Dear folks, While I’m waiting on the supper to get cooked I’ll get this

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June 19, 1951

Msengedzi Mission June 19, 1951 Dear folks, This week we didn’t get the post although we sent a boy after it.  When he got up

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June 28, 1951

Msengedzi 28th June, 1951 Dear folks, It is getting late but I believe that I shall  try and get a letter started to you as

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July 12, 1951

Msengedzi July 12, 1951 Dear folks, Russ is going into town Saturday and so I’ll send this letter with him.  I suppose that you will

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July 19, 1951

Msengedzi July 19, 1951 Dear folks, Your letter of July 2 came this week.  It was a little on the slow side but anyway it

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July 22, 1951

Msengedzi July 22, 1951 Dear folks, I wrote to you the other day and I don’t think that that letter has started on it’s way

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July 31, 1951

Msengedzi July 31, 1951 Dear folks, We haven’t gotten the mail for two weeks now so I don’t have a recent letter from you.  I’m

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August 7, 1951

Msengedzi August 7, 1951 Dear folks, This is my first letter this afternoon and I had planned to write several but I also had some

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August 14, 1951

14th August, 1951 Dear folks, Another week has rolled around and tomorrow post is supposed to go out again.  In last week’s post I received

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August 25, 1951

Msengedzi Mission August 25, 1951 Dear folks, Today we are up here at Mavuradonha and this morning there is no Field Committee meeting so I

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September 6, 1951

Salisbury September 6, 1951 12 o’clock midnite Dear folks, This is some hour to begin a letter but it seems that when I’m here in

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September 18, 1951

Msengedzi September 18, 1951 Dear folks, Today has been hot and very windy, dirt and dust everywhere.  Now this evening the wind has gone down

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September 25, 1951

September 25, 1951 Dear folks, I’ve been thinking of you yesterday and today cruising along toward the South and also praying that you’ll have journey

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October 3, 1951

October 3, 1951 Msengedzi Dear folks, I’m wondering how you are getting along on your trip.  I’ll be so glad to hear all about it. 

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October 12, 1951

Friday nite, October 12th Dear folks, Yesterday I received a letter from you from Hartford.  I’m so glad that you were having such a delightful

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October 30, 1951

Msengedzi October 30, 1951 Dear folks, Here I am in Salisbury.  The wedding is over and tomorrow I’m supposed to be on my way home. 

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November 11, 1951

Msengedzi – Sunday evening November 11, 1951 Dear folks, I guess I shall start this tonight and finish it just before post goes, which should

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December 9, 1951

Mavuradonha Mission Station P.O. Bindura P/B 16 Southern Rhodesia December 9, 1951 Dear folks, I trust that this gets there in time, as it is

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December 16, 1951

December 16, 1951 Dear folks, This will include everyone at home when this gets there.  I suppose that means Lois and maybe Ila but not

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December 27, 1951

Mavuradonha Mission Station 27th December, 1951 Dear folks, It is time for me to get up to the hospital, but my patients will have to

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1952

January 2, 1952

Mavuradonha January 2, 1952 Dear folks, It is really not the time of the day (8 a.m.) to be writing letters but maybe I’ll get

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January 11, 1952

Mavuradonha Mission Station P/B 16 Bindura January 11, 1952 Dear folks, Another “rainish” day.  We surely have had the rain this year.  These past two

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February 7, 1952

February 7, 1952 Dear folks, I’m writing this in a hurry.  We are rained in and that accounts for the fact that I haven’t written

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February 21, 1952

Mavuradonha Mission Station P.O. Bindura P/B 16 February 21, 1952 Dear folks, one and all at home, Well, after ages and ages of no post,

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March 4, 1952

Mavuradonha 4th of March Dear folks, This will be written in a hurry as it is 11:30 already at night and in a few hours

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March 13, 1952

Mavuradonha March 13, 1952 Dear folks, Your letter of the 3rd came today and I’m glad to hear that you had Orla at your place. 

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March 27, 1952

Mavuradonha March 27, 1952 Dear Larry, Your very good letter came the other day, so I’ve decided now is the best time to answer, even

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April 8, 1952

Mavuradonha April 8 Dear folks, I didn’t hear from you this past week.  I rather looked for a letter in tonight’s post but I didn’t

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April 21, 1952

Mavuradonha April 21, 1952 Dear folks, It is 8:00 a.m. Monday and soon post must go but I’ll try and get a line off to

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May 6, 1952

Mavuradonha 6th May, 1952 Dear folks, It has been a very long time ago since I wrote, and it has also been quite some time

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May 25, 1952

Mavuradonha Mission Station P.O. Bindura P/B 16 Southern Rhodesia, Africa May 25, 1952 Dear folks, I suppose you wonder why in the world I do

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June 1, 1952

Mavuradonha June 1, 1952 Dear Everybody who are home, I imagine that it includes quite a household.  Well, it will be nice to get a

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June 15, 1952

Mavuradonha June 15, 1952 Dear folks, I suppose today you have all been recuperating from the big event of yesterday.  I thought about all of

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June 25, 1952

Mavuradonha 25th June also 26th, 27th Dear folks, It has been some time since I last wrote.  I believe time goes by so quickly.  I

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July 15, 1952

Mavuradonha Mission Station July 15, 1952 Dear folks, Time has gone and I’ve neglected to write to you for quite some time.  I received a

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July 23, 1952

Mavuradonha 23rd July Dear folks, I’ve been hoping that the post would come this evening, but so far it hasn’t.  We can’t depend on the

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July 29, 1952

Mavuradonha July 29, 1952 Dear folks, This evening I got your letter of July 16th, the first that I’ve had for a while so I’ll

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August 7, 1952

August 7, 1952 Dear folks, Tonight when the post came, your letter of July 30th [came] so I feel as if I’ve had real fresh

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August 28, 1952

Victoria Falls 28th August, 1952 Dear folks, Here I am enjoying a few lovely days at the Falls again.  We, Effie and I, left Salisbury

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September 10, 1952

Salisbury 10th September, 1952 Dear folks, I’m sitting here in the park in Salisbury and I’m going to try and write a letter to you. 

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October 7, 1952

Mavuradonha 7th October Dear folks, I’m awful sleepy but maybe I can get this written.  I don’t know if the bus came tonight – no

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October 19, 1952

Mavuradonha October 19, 1952 Dear folks, I don’t know when I’ll get this posted.  The bus has been broken down for two weeks or more

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October 29, 1952

October 29, 1952 Dear folks, We are having poor post service these days as the bus is broken down.  I haven’t gotten post for quite

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December 5, 1952

Mavuradonha 5th December Dear folks, When we finally got post this last time, I didn’t get a letter from you nor Ila.  I thought for

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1953

March 6, 1953

Mavuradonha March 6, 1953 Dear folks, Well, it has been a long time since I have written and just now they want to send the

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March 15, 1953

Mavuradonha 15th March, 1953 Dear folks, It has been so long since I’ve heard from you but maybe our post will come this week.  The

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April 14, 1953

Mavuradonha Mission Station P/B 16, Bindura Southern Rhodesia, Africa 14th April, 1953 Dear folks, Last night I got ambitious and wrote ten carbon copies of

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October 22, 1953

[Transcriber’s note: The first half of this letter is a typewritten “form” letter in which Eunice handwrote the recipient’s name, and the remaining half is

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December 10, 1953

Mavuradonha Mission Station P/B 16 Bindura Southern Rhodesia, Africa 10th December, 1953   Dear Gladys, Clarence, and girls, A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW

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1954

January 9, 1954

Mavuradonha 9th January, 1954 Dear folks, I’ve been waiting for a letter.  Perhaps one will come in the next post Monday nite.  Your big Christmas

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January 14, 1954

Mavuradonha Mission Station P.B. 16  Bindura Southern Rhodesia, Africa 14th January, 1954 Dear Ruth, I have before me your letter written about a year ago

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January 23, 1954

23rd January, 1954 Dear folks, Time has passed.  I’ve still my lessons to get for tomorrow but first I’ll dash off a few lines to

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February 13, 1954

13th February 1954 Mavuradonha Dear folks, I just realized as I wrote the above date that it is your wedding anniversary.  It is your 41st,

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March 4, 1954

Mavuradonha P.B. 16 Bindura 4th March, 1954 Dear folks, Your letter came in the last post with the pictures.  Thanks so much.  They were good

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March 16, 1954

Mavuradonha 16th March, 1954 Dear folks, I should have written before but I’ve just been waiting to hear from you again.  The post hasn’t come

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March 25, 1954

Mavuradonha 25th March, 1954 Dear folks, I’m wondering how your eyes are by now.  I just got a letter from Kathryn telling me that they

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April 4, 1954

Mavuradonha Mission Station P/B 16, Bindura 4th April, 1954 Dear folks, It has been ever so long since I have heard from you but perhaps

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April 25, 1954

25th April Salisbury Dear folks, I’ve been wanting to write this all week since I’ve been in Salisbury but it is sure hard to get

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June 18, 1954

Mavuradonha 18th June, 195[4] Dear folks, It seems as if when the post comes this next [text missing] be getting a letter from you.  Here’s

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November 5, 1954

Mavuradonha Mission Station 5th November, 1954 Dear folks, I decided that tonight I would get some of my letters written as Warren is planning to

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December 13, 1954

Salisbury 13th December, 1954 Dear folks, This is Monday and we came into town last Wednesday and I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time

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December 21, 1954

Mavuradonha 21st December, 1954 Dear Mom, We got home yesterday O.K. in spite of the rainy weather.  The roads were O.K. yet.  When I got

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December 27, 1954

Mavuradonha 27th December, 1954 Dear folks, I still haven’t received any post from you as we haven’t gotten it, but we are hoping to get

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December 30, 1954

Mavuradonha 30th December, 1954 Dear Mom, The men went over to our new station on Tuesday (this is Thursday) which is 45 miles from here

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1955

January 1955 Circular

P.B. 16, Bindura Southern Rhodesia Africa       Greetings Friends: “This one thing I do: forgetting those things which are behind… I press toward

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January 2, 1955

Mavuradonha January 2, 1955 Dear Mom and all, Yesterday post came, the first since we returned from town the Monday before Christmas.  The letters which

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January 6, 1955

Mavuradonha 6th January, 1955 Dear Mom and all, Post will be going out again today so I’ll just write a few lines.  I suppose all

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