Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dearest Gertrude

I am so sleepy that I can scarcely see how to write, but I don’t want to close my eyes for the night without sending a few lines to my darling. While I cannot tell you all the warmth and love my heart feels for you, dear, but I want you to know that I am thinking about you, wishing for you and counting the hours when you will be again near me and I can see and touch you, darling. I shall be so happy.

We returned safely from Columbus, arriving here yesterday afternoon. I had a gallop on Kelly for an hour which made me feel fine after riding on the train so long—and on the go so much while in Ohio—The trip to Ohio was a great success. The President made two fine speeches & was given a great ovation. The great surprise was the demonstration of the kindly feeling for him from the rank and file of the Germans in Columbus.

Last night the President went to the Gridiron dinner where he made a big hit. His speech was a gem—in excellent taste from every angle—thoroughly in tune with the spirit of the evening. and I certainly felt proud of him; and wished so many times that Miss Edith could peep in and see how wonderful and fine an impression he was making on all—and that you were right there by her side to rejoice with her. Everything concerning him has been going fine in the past ten days, which, you know, makes me feel real good.

I did not get home from the Gridiron dinner until nearly two this morning. This afternoon I spent with Mr. McAdoo at Chevy Chase Club playing golf. He doesn’t take any care of himself, so I insisted on getting him out for some exercise, and it did him good, too. To-night, he left for Charleston, SC where he goes to spo speak. I had dinner with Miss Bonesto–night. She had a lady friend from Chicago there, and as a free for all talker, I award her the first prize unhesitatingly—I think her name was Emell—I spent all the morning trying to help some of my banking friends who are in trouble.

I wanted to make a lot of calls this afternoon—There are so many things I want to talk to you about and I suppose that I will forget them all when we meet. I am mighty anxious for the meeting, so please, don’t make any mistake and put it off any longer than Tuesday.

I am so glad that you are going to be with Miss Edith. She wants you truly—and will not stand for your going anywhere else. Don’t fail to let me know just the hour of your arrival so I can be there waiting for you, sweetheart.

Remember me kindly to Mrs. Flournoy. Take good care of yourself, my precious one. I love you with all my heart—


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 December 12, WWP20922, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.