Bradley Beach, NJ
July 20, 1905
From: Ruth Barrell Gray
To: William A Gray
Dear Will: –
I am missing you a great deal and I do wish Saturday would hurry here. Let know
when to expect you.
The children were good all day, and I think Ruthy is better. She has been good all
day, but is not quite right yet.
The bathing suits came this morning. Billy wanted his on right away so after dinner I
tried them on. Billy looks fine in his. Sisters is a trifle large, but will do. Who is the small
suit for? Ruthy hardly needs one and it was too small for sister. I think one large enough of
that style would be right for Sister though the big one will do. The large one just fits Altha1
and Julia and Allice would like you to bring two out for the girls on Saturday if you have
an opportunity to get them. She wants to keep the small suit for Elizabeth. They all had a
fine time at the beach today. If you could get one like the small one for Sister, you need
only bring one of the large suits for the one here will do for the other girl. It was quite warm
but cool enough to live.
Darkness is upon me so I will close.
With heaps of love
547 West 27th Street
July 27 1905
From: William A Gray
To: Ruth (Barrell) Gray, 116 Park Place Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ
My dearest Ruthy:
Yours just received. Was mighty glad to hear that you all are as well or just a little
better than when I left you. As to the suits, I ordered only 2. Told me size six was smallest
they had for a girl. They must have discovered later that they had a smaller one, so sent it
along, expecting you to return one. Will try to see you sometime between 2 & 3 o’clock.
Don’t know just what time I can get away, but bet your life it will be early as possible.
With much love to all.
W. A. G.