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

Main Street Carey Idaho

Main Street Carey Idaho

September 28 1911

Dear Mother,
This is a stretch of  Carey. The store shown is about ½ mile from our home. In the picture are shown two hotels but not the kind we have in Australia as they are called there boarding houses. The Post Office joins on the store where I have marked it.

We have some nice houses in Carey and one I have sent to Violet and I suppose she will show you. Glad to hear that leg is feeling better, hoping it will keep that way. Glad to hear that father is working and able to do it. 

Love to you both from all here,
 your loving daughter Mary

(Mary’s father, Richard John Rollason  would have been 66 years old at this time)

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