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Postmistress Mama Priscilla at the Shenge Post Office

The photo above is the post office in Shenge where we sent and received mail as Peace Corps Volunteers. Mama Priscilla, mother of the paramount chief and an exceptionally kind woman, was the postmistress. Our mail was all airletters, sheets of light blue airmail stationery that we folded and sealed with the message inside and the address outside. Mama Priscilla opened her post office window one afternoon a week for a couple of hours, with opening time dependent on whether the lorry had brought mail to town.

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