[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham] Page: 32 of 414
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Zta-forl Texas, IAon. ct 28, 1918.
The best rains that have fallen o t-hi part of te
;tate since I came here feil during last week. Damp
anr cloudy all -week the rain finally ca e to Star-ford
Friday night. It being such a general rain much good
will be realized from it. Cur public square which haI
b'er, finished so nicely with parks a d. cemente walks
had been planted in turnips with little prospects of
ever getting big eroc'grh to eat;but now
they have been
thoroughly wet and we hop;e Lo get the fruit of our labors.
Hugh's letter came as a surprise as usual,for I hardly
ever look f'or a letter directl,,
fror, them. He may think
his job in the and is not real fightling,and therefore
a slacker's job) but I think he is entitled to a job of
that sort after fig-.ti g so long on tie front; and,too,
we at hone feel so relieve that he is no longee in such
great danger.9' le fe-i Liketteir chances or' co .ing home
safe are encresed a hu dr-?
Yesterday's services were better tlan! I looked for
seii g that the influenza scare is hardly over and ti e
day wa3 o
no means pleasant,t:ho it was clear and sunshiny.
There ere so -ew prese t after S.S. thae, ie do-ated in
our minds whether to have church at all. Then so many
caV-.e that we went ahead. I preached two Foreign ilission--ary
sermons or. tle texts S of Sol.l:6 and Jonah 4:2. It
-"as For..;ii.diy and also -ar W.ork day, and the morning offer
ing was give. to our `rresbyterian War 'ork.
,'e are to practice again for the Coiriunitj singi-g
to.inght a d Wednesday night,an
we hope to have a good pro
gram'when Thursday night comes. W.e hav3 a mixed ;uartet
number o the program this time,besidec solos and chores
selections and the regular singi g by Lhe crowds.
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