Feb 1, 1942
From: Ruth (Barrell) Gray
To: Ruth Florence Barrell
Dear Ruth Florence,
Great Aunt Ruthy wishes you a happy happy birthday.
I am sure your Mommy and Daddy will see that you do have a happy day.
I wish I could come into your house and play with you; and see you walk about your
play yard and roll that nice big ball of yours. I was just looking at your picture and that nice
I expect you have a nice dolly too, and a nice soft teddy bear or bunny to take to
bed with you.
When next summer comes – and this pretty birdie is singing for you out doors. You
just tell your daddy to bring mommy and you to Jersey to my house. I have a nice little crib
you can sleep in.
Now I want you to give my love to Mommy and Daddy and keep a big big kiss and lots
of love for your own dear little self from
Great Aunt Ruthy