23rd January, 1954
Time has passed. I’ve still my lessons to get for tomorrow but first I’ll dash off a few lines to you, as post is so irregular these days that when it does go I like to get it all off. I was glad to get two letters from you the other day. I was glad to hear about Jim. I am wondering where he is in Europe. I suppose that I’ll hear. It seems funny or strange to think that another of the family is on foreign soil. I suppose he got good and sea sick.
We are always so busy at school. So many papers to correct, etc. My time is always taken with it.
I was glad to hear about the family reunion. That was a real nice thing to do. You must have had a housefull, too.
Our rainy season has been one of not much rain. We will be scarce of water on this station, I am afraid. We are so many here, 200 or more living right here.
I have some good soup cooking on the stove. I got a soup bone in town last week when Warren went in. We’ve been having some fresh corn which has been lovely for a change. At present we have nothing in our garden. I’m working with the girl trying to get one started.
Well, I just must get at those lessons. It is ten o’clock already. I hope that Pa is feeling O.K. I know it must be quite a concern and worry wondering how he will be each day. The Lord is your portion, I know.
Well I must say good nite.
Love to all,