Tell Billy I Am Sending Him a Live Alligator by Express

A live alligator? Now that is a present for a boy, no Health and safety in 1913!

Will and Ruth

1913 Sled

New Orleans, LA
Oct 22, 1913

From: William A Gray
To: Ruth (Barrell) Gray, 287 Montclair Ave, Newark, NJ

My dearest Ruthy:

The day is over; it is after eleven and I have had another busy day. A little work in
the morning and eating and sight seeing the rest of the day. But I am weary of it. Would
rather be at your side in Forest Hill than any where else in the world, and I wish the trip
could be cut short so that I could reach you more quickly.

Your Sunday letter arrived this afternoon. Evidently having missed the 11:30
Sunday night collection. I am sorry you are so weary and lonesome for me. Dearest, if the
work is getting to much for you, can’t you get someone in to help? by calling up some of
the employment agencies.

We leave here Friday evening, so I will…

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