Nov. 20, 1948
Dear Miss Fallows,
Thank you for your last letter. Yes, I
prepare my meals, because I not find a housekeeper this year. Last year, I
had a combination of housekeeper-janitor, but that lady left for Seattle, where
she lives now. This year, I haired one, but kept her only for one month,
and told her: "Thank you." Yes, I do all my school work, paper work, a lot
of correspondence work. I do not operate our local radio station.
They petitioned (residents) to have it transferred to a private house, in order
to have all year around service, but it "stays silent" there all the time.
I am glad I have nothing to do with it.
In addition, I am the Alaska representative of
the Department of Elementary School Principals, as this stationary paper
indicates, and I am taking the Philosophy of Education correspondence course
from the University of Washington, just to fill what is left of my time - with
something worthwhile to study, and proof to myself that I can take it. I
could add some more work, because I like to work, especially, when I do not need
to ask for permission to do this or that. All what I need is to decide -
and try it.
I hope you do not mind, but I will publish a
few parts of your letter in my school paper.
Our local people think that I should not
publish things about their drinking, shacks and other "weak points." and even
tried to silence me completely. It does not bother me, because I can see
the results, good results of the paper.
The village bridge, well, Mr. Metcalf was too
busy with his campaign (reelection), so, up to this date, I have no answer from
With my best wishes, I am,
Envelope: from - Territorial School,
Ninilchik, Alaska; postmark - Ninilchik, Alaska, Dec 12, 1948; to -
Miss Mary Fallows, Principal, Kensington Grammar School, Kensington, Conn.