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Aaron, Fannie | to Mother, Father, and Pete, 1920 October 17

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October 17, 1928

Dear Mother, Father, and Pete:

No letter from you yesterday, Pete. Was there any particular reason for it?

I had to waste the morning today. Helen Jackson had invited some of us to the waffle shop for breakfast this morning for nine-thirty. I slept until eight-thirty, and then we wetn over there and waited for her. She did not appear until ten-fifteen. Then it took forever to get breakfast and we were on edge lest we should be late to chapel. The result was that we got to chapel at the last minute and could not hear a thing, inasmuch as the preacher was Dr. Lyman Abbot. He told us, among other things, that it is seventy years since he preached his first sermon. I think he was speaking on what all denominations of Christiands and Jews had in coomon, a subject which would have been most interesting, to say the least, had I been able to hear what he had to say on the subject.

This afternoon I went to hear an illustrates lecture by Miss ----- Lytton on Canton Christian College and Constantinople College. I have heard so much about these missionary colleges that I decided I would like to hear something first hand about them. Besides which, Speakers' Bureau is to be doing something pretty soon about the drive of the Christian Association, and it never hurts to be posted.

Then I went to call on Miss Cowley but she was away on a week-end, the frivolous young lady! So I went to saw her neighbor across the way, a classmate of mine and a very nice girl. Then I cam home and wrote my Ec paper. It took only an hour, those Chamber of College bulletins were so wonderfully informational. But according to the opinion of those of my neighbors taking the course I gave too many statistics and too much about the present conditions rather than the natural advantages which brought about these conditions. In other words, I gave all that was necessary, plus a lot more. I think I shall cut it down tonight. I also intend to do Tuesday's English speech tonight, write some letters, read the paper, and anything else that there is time for.

I shall present your letter to Dr. Baldwin tonight, Mother. It is fine and much to the point.

I had intended to study last night but Helen came in and told me all about Mohonk, and then proceeded to talk, so I did not get any studying done. She and I are taking Helen Jackson off for supper tonight. It seems to be the custom to entertain visitors in such a way. Hence the hurry.


I forgot to mail this last night, so will not write again today, as I shall be very busy.