Ruth Colville, Barryville, N.Y., to McKinley Austin
January 15, 1918
Received your letter last week. We were glad to hear that you were still in America.
We haven’t any horses this winter, so I hardly ever get to Eldred or in fact anywhere. They had a box social in the fall and another one around Thanksgiving, but I was in Brooklyn, so naturally I did not get to that one.
It certainly has been a very cold winter. 30 degrees below zero some of the time, but we really haven’t much to kick about in that direction as we have plenty of wood.
I have a cousin who is a major in the Aviation Corp. I have not heard since where he went.