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A Letter From Mississippi 1973

I have been going through more of my boxes of letters, and found this gem. It was with a bundle of letters I received from Sarah J., my best friend from early elementary school in Evanston, IL. Some years later, her mother gave me this letter that I wrote to Sarah J. It appears to be the first letter I wrote after moving to Mississippi. I was in second grade.
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In one version of a work-in-progress titled “My New School,” my character Beth writes this letter back to her school friends in Chicago.
To Mrs. Armour’s Class at Dewey Elementary School:
I like my new school. This is my friend Franny. We play “Miss Mary Mack” at recess. I am learning to play new games and do hair.
Your friend, Beth

4 Responses to A Letter From Mississippi 1973

  • Irene Latham says:

    My favorite part is about the boys and how she “got them good.” Go Sarah C! Thanks for sharing — a gem indeed!

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks, Irene. I can’t remember the incident, but I’m glad I got them.

  • Patricia Cruzan says:

    It looks like you enjoyed writing in the second grade. The letter was an impressive one for a second grader.

  • Patty says:

    I am so glad you have these letters and are finding the tome to sort them. Your archive might scare the boys off writing anything down and saving it.

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