In the following letter, my grandmother wrote my grandfather who was on jury duty.
Jennie Austin, Eldred, to C.M. Austin, Monticello, N.Y.
September 25, 1918
Received your letter tonight and will write a few lines. You have been away 2 days and it seems about that many weeks.
You got another nice letter from Raymond. I will send it with this. He has been moved to Balboa. I think that is on the Pacific coast. Wasn’t Balboa the one who discovered the Pacific Ocean? I only wish we could feel as easy over Mac as we do him. I paid Raymond’s Red Cross money over today. They was after it.
Elizabeth still gets along well in school. Willie is feeling alright again, so don’t worry about him or us. We are feeling fine, but only wish you were here. Still it is a good rest for you and likely you will have to work hard all winter.
I will certainly be good, for I have no chance to be bad.
Take good care of yourself. With lots of love, Jennie