My First Night in Years Away from My Loved Ones

24 Aug

Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg R R
Sep 12, 1903

From: William A Gray
To: Ruth (Barrell) Gray

Dearest Ruthy, Billy Ethel:

Have put in my first night in years away from my loved ones. I managed to get to
sleep about 3 hours only but feel very well this morning. The morning dawns bright and
clear, not a cloud in the sky, the air being cool and delightful. We are now passing through
a hilly and not very productive looking country. 

I had a wrong impression of the time we arrive at Charlestown Lake. We reach
Morristown about 11:00 A. M., take the ferry to Brockville and then have dinner, there
being no train until late afternoon which brings us to the Lake about six o’clock.

The train has stopped for the first time since I started to write. The trip to Utica on
tracks of N. Y. C. was very smooth and comfortable, but since we got on this road (Rome
Watertown & O) the motion is anything but agreeable. We are off — the train was

I won’t try to write any more in this horrible motion but just send you all a ton of love
and kisses.

Lovingly your husband and Papa

W. A. G.

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