Dear father ahd mother:
rch 27, 1930.
seems so long since I received those packages from
it hardly seems possible that I have not written since.
They came a week ago last Monday, and herefiit is Thursday already.
What athrilljit was to see that stationery, and I Immediately began
to wonder who was worthy o<S receiving- aflfetter written on it.!
Really I couldn't wish it to look any better than it does. I feel
very much indebted to Lionel, as*! know you do too. Now I am
wondering iffthat is what he had in mind last fall when, he asked
about the ?aylor relationship. That has nothing to do with the
coat-of-arms. I forget ^!ust when the king granted it to the
Petre,family of England, but! something like 350 years ago. The
crown immediately above the shield is the special sign of the rank
of baron, and aliould'fnot be used in America; butfof course you
have it labeled "Arms of the Baron Petre%l, which is all right.
You. may be interested in knowing that the rl sea Hod shells" on the
shield are an old sign In the science of heraldry of a pilgrimage
to the Holy Land, probably dating back tojfthe time of the Crusades.
With the omission oftthe baron1 -s crown and the .addition of^the two
cinque foils and Cornish dough (bird), the arms used by the. "Peters
of New England'1 arefthe same as that used by the English branch of ]
Petres. That is the shield I made to hang over the fireplace. }
ijknow ofano : s"~^v -~"5 **j&^&~»*^m ^^ ^__^ ** — ^~ fc.*~N
except that pe
to commemorate the' fact that that county waslo#g the home pf the
family in England. I am wondering how1 the stationery will look if
I try coloring it In the family colors of gold and red.
peclal meaning attached to the cinquefoil or the bird^
rhaps the bird, being from Cornwall county, is meant
I am sorry
liberal above all
money in my hands
I made such an outburst in a recent letter about
of Americans, ^he Mayells and everyone have been
expectations, and I sometimes think if I had more
I would be very apt to use it unwisely. I often
wish I had.no fnoneydat all; it is such a worry.
.§'. The box of sugared walnuts is also being much enjoyed,
think the Korean^diet is insufficient in the way of proteins. The
only common protein is meat.I They do not like beans, poor people
mixing them withtlrice sometimes just-to make the rice go farther.
And nuts are almost a minus quantity. Lately I have .been having
some strenuous physical work; and so I feel that nuts are especially
value*ble now. I think I wrote you about the pounding of rice into
flour to make oread several times, and I chop wood every day or two,
and today I did some digging in the ground before and after breakfast.
The days'are getting warm and everyone is thinking about gardening.
■■ I think too your last box of Christmas cards came after I
wrote. There were some very beautiful ones in this box. Mrs.
Shirlincc's 3.S. children also sent four boxes received last week.
So thisWIsfthe first' time 'that I have felt our resources were in
any way adequate to meet thefneeds. This is one time that|the part
of the church I am in touch with is really well
thine. It is all due to your kind efforts, and
supplied with some- J
My teacher knows
but the name of
A roll of papers came a day or two a go..
about there being a Sable furfbusiness in Korea,
this company whose letter you sent being in English makes it hard
to find out about it. And' the name of their Korea representative
Dear father ahd mother: Sajikkol, Seoul, rch 27, 1930. T + ou tns seems so long since I received those packages from it hardly seems possible that I have not written since. They came a week ago last Monday, and herefiit is Thursday already. What athrilljit was to see that stationery, and I Immediately began to wonder who was worthy o