Mary Elizabeth Rollason, the eldest of nine children of Richard John Rollason and Lucy (nee Evans) was born 25 September 1879 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Her mother was a member of the LDS Church and the girls of the family were also members.

Peter Christensen was in Brisbane, possibly on missionary service, when they met and became engaged. Mary left her family and went with Peter to Salt Lake City where they married on the 7 April 1904. She remained a member of the LDS and died in 1966.Mary remained close to her family and wrote regularly of her life.

I have been lucky enough to inherit some of these communications to her mother, Lucy, sister Violet and niece Myrtle who was my grandmother. Postcard collecting was popular as they were pretty and showed scenes of the times. and all three women collected Mary’s postcards into albums. In these, there are mentions of letters and postcards to the other members of her family, who remained in Brisbane and the news was shared between the family.

I'd like to share them with you.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

House in Carey, Idaho

September 28 1911

Carey, Idaho

Dear Violet,
What do you think of this for an American home? I think it is a pretty nice house. It’s made of brick. Have not time to write to you this mail but will do so next time.

Well, another Australian girl is to be married to a Yankee. They are coming here tonight to spend the evening before leaving for Salt Lake City to be married and live, I believe.

All pretty well here, hoping you are the same. With love and best wishes to you both from Mary and Peter Christensen.

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