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Letters from the archive
PP - Angus & Robertson
MDP - Angus & Robertson

Letters from readers:
Michael 'Machine Gun' Kelley
Anita McAndrews
Stuart Gunning
Jan Matthews
Dom & Sylvia
Jacqui Calandra
John Manning
Lt. Don Astill
Lt. Don Astill (2)
Brian Stoffell
Wayne Lee Hillarys
Fred Grady
Nick Waterman
Craig Dorman
John Pullinger
Diana Ingram
Franz Orschel
Bill James
Steve Kelleher
Father Pat Kelly
Rita White
Phillip Bradley


  This is only a selection of letters, my great thanks to these people,
and others whose letters I have - and still am gladly receiving / Sava Pinney.

Letters from readers
Letter from Anita McAndrews

Sava, a cousin, Morgan Davis sent me your inquiries about your father, Peter.

My husband, Tom, a Panama Canal ships pilot at that time (since deceased) and I know Peter and Alice very well. They stayed with us several times in Panama. I think they came through twice or maybe 3 times.

I was a journalist at the time and I wrote two articles (Panama American English edition and Star and Heralds, English section) about Peter and Alice. We loved them dearly.

We made a wild cruise on the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica. I was pregnant at the time. All we ate was wild pig which was caught, skinned, and roasted. Oh, we had so many good times.

Was Alice your mother? She was brave, a New York girl, so tanned and plugging along in her dusty flip flops - fun to know. All our kids loved Peter.

love to you, Anita McAndrews

Anita & Alice in Panama, 1960
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Alice, Peter and Tom, photo by Anita

** Alice & Peter travelled together in Central America, including Panama where they met Anita and her husband. Peter wrote Ride the Volcano, a novelised account of his travel time with Alice on the 'Rex' 2 years before. Anita wrote several articles for magazines about them. Today in her 80's Anita lives in the US and paints.