Typical Country Town

09 Jan
Will and son Billy, taken at the time of this trip.

Will and son Billy, taken at the time of this trip.

Potsdam, NY
Oct 21, 1922

From: William A Gray
To: Ruth (Barrell) Gray, 249 Boulevard, Summit, NJ

My Dearest Ruthy:

Visited the Raquette River Mill this morning and Billy saw for the first time the
coarse paper making process.

We returned to this place, a 2nd rate hotel, for lunch, and then attended a football
game between the local college and a team from Niagara. The home team won.

This is a typical country town on the order of Summit in its business centre and
without, of course, Summit’s residential sections. The main street is broad and well lighted
and most of the streets I’ve seen are lined with large elms.

We are waiting for dinner and after that we are to go to the club and indulge in pool
or billiards or sit around as we elect. 

We go into the woods tomorrow afternoon and I assume I won’t have another
opportunity to write you again.

The state roads are wonderful as far as I’ve seen, and I look forward to the time
when we can make a visit via auto — which, I hope will not be too far off.

I hope you will keep well under all the strain of house keeping and that things will
come around so we can have an easier time before long.

With much love to all, I am

As ever your

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