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The White family, 1920/21. Ruth on her mother’s lap. Other children: standing from left to right: Frances, Halley and Frank. Sitting from left to right: Joyce, Hilary, Lucinda, Lavinia. Frances and Frank (Francis) were twins.
First day dressed for high school, 1934
The 49’ers in Chungking.
Sitting on the tatami at a low table. Helen Little taught cooking and I (Ruth) gave Bible lessons.
Sample of New Year card.
Miss Lily Homma standing in front of me (Ruth); Miss Kimie Wakamatsu in front of Mary Weller (UK); Mount Koma-Ga-Take in the background, 1954.
Mr. Shinada, 2nd on left; Miss Kimie Wakamatsu and Miss Lily Homma, centre in front; Mrs. Sugano in kimono, 1954.
Miss Lily Homma standing on the Mori sea front, 1982.
Rev. & Mrs. Yoshio Shinada with family. Inside the new church building in Hakodate, 2004.
Ruth with Ainu ladies.
White Russian Orthodox Church in Hakodate.
View of the city of Hakodate.
On the right the policeman who became our ‘Angel’.
High School English Bible class outside our old house in Hakodate, 1964.
Dr. Michael Griffiths came for the induction of Mr. Yahiro, who took over responsibility of the church in Hakodate from me (Ruth), 1972.
Ruth in an apple orchard at Kuroishi.
I (Ruth) sang, “My Jesus I love Thee,” at my farewell service at Kuroishi. Matt. 5:3 written on the wall.
Mr. Oda promoting some literature on my (Ruth’s) last day at Kuroishi.
Ruth with Daphne Kelly (on the right), in Kuroishi.
30th Anniversary of OMF work in Hokkaido, May 1982.
The 25th Anniversary of the Hakodate Church, 1983.
October 1999: Four 49’ers celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their leaving for China, with Mr. David Pickard, general director of OMF.