Southwestern States Mission: On Hiatus

By August 4, 2012

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
  • Polygamy
  • Sister missionaries
  • Sermon and conversation topics
  • Music
  • The things they carried
  • Deaths at home and deaths of missionaries
  • Suitcases
And so on.


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.

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  1. It’s sad to have real life interfere with blogging …

    But I know you’ll be back, since you’ve already identified topics that interest you — I’m looking forward to them! Thanks for adding so much to the value of Elder Jones’s diary at Keepa, and best wishes for the start of the school year.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 4, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

  2. Totally understandable. Looking forward to the continuation, Edje!

    Comment by Jared T — August 5, 2012 @ 12:00 am

  3. But what will I read to keep me sane during nursery? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

    Comment by Ben P — August 5, 2012 @ 9:46 am

  4. What Ben said. What am I supposed to read during Sunday School now, Edje?

    Good luck getting back into the swing of things at work.

    Comment by Christopher — August 6, 2012 @ 8:36 am


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