Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jessie Luther | St. Anthony, October 23rd, 1910

During any absence of several weeks beyond the reach of definite communication, one can always count on changes—sometimes even startling events to be reported. On returning to St. Anthony, I found this to be true. There had been arrivals. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Halsey (who were expected) had arrived and already become popular as well as valuable assets to the community. Dr. Wakefield had also arrived with his attractive bride, her lively personality and beautiful voice adding tot everyone’s pleasure as well as her interest and co-operation in local affairs.

from Jessie Luther at the Grenfell Mission, an annotated edition of a travel journal that Luther wrote from 1906 to 1910, edited by Ronald Rompkey (2001)

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