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March 6 & 7, 1930

Evelyn Forrest's Trip to Palestine

March 6, 1930 diaryThe Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Thursday, March 6, 1930
Mamow, Africa

5:30 a.m. Breakfast at 5:45 a.m. so as to get an early start for Delebar the Rest Home. We planned to start at 6:00 a.m. but had a little trouble with the car so did not get off until 7:00 a.m. and reached here at 9:00 having stopped for ten minutes on the way to cool the engine.

Richard arrived from Lolly at 12:00 and we all had dinner together. Then Richard, Mr. Ellenbuger, William, and Sallie Botham climbed to the top of the hill, two of the other ladies started but had to come back. We started back for Mamow at 4:00 p.m. and arrived just at 6:00 p.m. On the way, Richard shot a big gray monkey. He is so happy to have secured game from his first shot. After supper, we all visited until bedtime then packed, ready for an early start in the morning.

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March 7, 1930 diary
Friday, March 7, 1930
Mamow, Africa

4:45 a.m. Since this is the day we are to take the 6:30 a.m. train for Kankan, I awoke early and had my bath while Richard was still asleep.

5:30 a.m. Breakfast all the missionaries went to the station to see us off. Mrs. Rupp packed us a wonderful lunch of fried chicken, potato salad, tomatoes, bread and butter, mango sauce, canned peaches, cake and cookies. We bought a half a bushel (200) of oranges for five franks (.20) and they were so good. Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard came to the train to greet us as we passed through. They brought us two bottles of tea and fruit juice with ice, which was so refreshing. They asked for Theresa Mallon whom they knew so well at Nyack.

6:00 p.m. Arrived at Kankan the headquarters of our French West African Mission.

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