• 1963

    October 7, 1963

    October 7, 1963 Sault Ste. Marie   Dear Pen, I’ve burnt my bridges; it’s quite a feeling. Last night at about 3:00 AM I was turning over and over in bed, sweating with the Flu, and worrying about the mistake I made Friday. Suddenly, I realized that my problem really was trying to fake it. I was burning up trying to pretend I wasn’t leaving. At the same time, it struck me like a ton of bricks that YOU HAD GIVEN YOUR NOTICE. There I was at 3:00 o’clock with the realization of your love and faith in me and us – one strong enough to rip you bodily out…

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    October 3, 1963

    October 3, 1963 Thursday night Sault St. Marie [with photo of me on a U.S. ship]   Hi Pen, Just a note to show you what I was up to this morning. Interview with Coast Guard people on [a] Ship Fire story. I got the letter you wrote Tuesday and totally agree with the last bit. It’s hard and it’s getting harder to write. I too am eager, writing is hard. It is as if we are “going over the top” and in a few seconds before it happens, no one talks. There is a quietness and a pause. For with this kind of tension, talking is a distraction. I…

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    October 1, 1963

    October 1, 1963 Sault St. Marie, Ontario 25 minutes after midnight, Monday Dear Pen, I am thinking it is a strange and wonderful life as I sit here. There are two lights on in the room, both indirect, and I’m sitting here in the buff with the typewriter on the bed to cut down on the noise. That not what’s so strange; it’s the comfortable feeling I have — the kind of feeling you get when something clicks into place, a solid sort of “yes, this is it” feeling. Yes it is. I have a picture of you in my mind which had become blurred. Funny how I was worried…

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    September 18, 1963

    Sault Daily Star Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Sept 18, 1963   Hi Pen, Thank you for caring this morning. I think it’s marvelous the way both of us seem to sense each other so strongly. I like the way we express constant, total interest in each other. I think I explained my feelings this morning about our jerky talk last night about me feeling sick. Here was a situation when both of us felt like death warmed up and yet, love, interest and concern were the order of the day. It was an example of us coping with individual problems, primarily stress, coping with them in each other, at this…

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    August 27, 1963

    August 27, 1963 57 Glen Road, Toronto Ontario   Dharamshi Pancha Shah, P.O. Box 2135 Nairobi Kenya   Dear Sirs: Thank you for your letter of August 19 addressed to Dominion Securities Corporation Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There seems to have been a misunderstanding for which I hasten my profound apologies. First, I must explain that Dominion Securities Corp. Ltd., of which I am merely an employee, is engaged solely in the investment business, distributing investment securities of Canadian companies. Upon hearing of the excellence of your coffee from an acquaintance who recently visited your company, I took it upon myself to write to the Board of Trade in Nairobi,…

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    August 7, 1963

    August 7, 1963 57 Glen Road Toronto, Ontario   Board of Trade Nairobi Kenya   Dear Sirs: Would you please send me information concerning the possibility of purchasing Kenya coffee at a Toronto outlet. If this would be impossible, I would appreciate information on the possibility of importing it directly from you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.   Yours very truly,   (Miss) Penny Peace Research Department Dominion Securities Corporation