Dear little friend of Japan:
My name is Emily Katherine. I bring greetings from the "Women's
Federation" of the Evanston Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio,
U.S.A. I hope you will like me as much as I am going to like you and your
beautiful country. I have heard so much about your lovely festival of dolls,
and feel greatly honored that I am to occupy a place of
importance in your calendar year.
My many friends who have sent me are also your friends and are interested
in the fulfillment of a deeper and truer friendship between your country and
Three things grant me
Lord God above,
Understanding, faith and love.
Love in my heart and faith in my soul,
With understanding to see the goal.
Faith as the way and love as the light,
With understanding to keep me right.
For faith is the seed, and love is the flower,
But understanding the living power.
original two-page letter with Emily Katherine