Author Archives: Ruth

July 16, 1961 – long letter re. trip, arrival, first impressions, conditions in Delhi (Anita)

July 16, 1961 Hi there, After my first grand six-page effort, it’s taken me quite a while to work up the steam for another letter. Actually, it’s a case of having had too much steam, for since the monsoons really … Continue reading

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July 16, 1961 – street scenes in Delhi and getting “work” done (Gene)

16 July, 1961 Dear Jake and Shirley, Today makes a month’s residence for us in Delhi and it’s time for the hoary cliché about how fast the passage of time. We spent a full day in Tokyo and it’s amazing … Continue reading

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July 16, 1961 – child-rearing differences (Anita)

July 16, 1961 Dear Naomi, This is an extra letter thrown in because I want to ask a favor. By now you should have received one long duplicated letter through Sheila and another will reach you shortly, I hope. I … Continue reading

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July 11, 1961 – monsoons, food, health and more Galbraith (Anita)

Dear Naomi: We received your letter of July 2 this morning. Now I’m wondering just how long it will be before you receive this once since I’ve probably missed today’s APO pick-up and there isn’t another till next Tuesday. However, … Continue reading

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July 11, 1961 – “ups and downs” (Anita)

Tuesday, July 11, 1961 Dear Edna, For your information, your letter of June 27 was received today. As you can see, APO is not too fast, but once our letters start going back and forth regularly, the delays won’t seem … Continue reading

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July 5, 1961 – settling in (Anita)

July 5, 1961 Dear Irv: Bless you for your letter of June 26 which we just received this a.m. As you’ve probably surmised by now, APO is not too fast – you have to figure on 10 days – but … Continue reading

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June 30, 1961 – 105 degrees and a hotel from a Grade B movie (Anita)

June 30, 1961 Dear One and All, It’s hard to know where to start this letter. While waiting for our typewriter to be released from customs, I’ve written it in my head dozens of times. Now that I’m faced with … Continue reading

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