The Southwestern States Mission series will not publish for the next several weeks. The academic year cometh so my day job is going to require more attention for a bit. When we return (in no particular order):
- Shaving and haircuts
- Sister missionaries
- Sermon and conversation topics
- The things they carried
- Deaths at home and deaths of missionaries
The ?Southwestern States Mission? series uses the diaries of
six seven eight (as of 2012 Jun 17) missionaries who served in eastern Texas or, in the case of the Sister missionaries, in Kansas and Missouri, around 1900 to illustrate aspects of Mormon material culture, lived religion, and social History. The missionaries are Mission President Duffin, Elders Brooks, Clark, Folkman, Forsha, and Jones, and Sisters Carling and Cluff. The series is inspired by Ardis Parshall?s serial posting of the missionary diary of Willard Larson Jones at Keepapitchinin. Previous installment here.