Wed. A.M. 2 Sept.
Dearest Family, Your letter started last week is still unfinished! We went picnicing about 60 miles north of here, Sun. & picked hi bush cranberries. So all day Mon., was spent cleaning & juicing them. All day Tues. was spent jellying them. I finished my last batch 8:00 last nite & I'm thru making jam & jelly with the "pioneer methods," at least. But, at least, I've started your Christmas presents if they don't get broken in shipment! Of course, the berries were free, but with gas, (40 1/2 [cents] a gal.), sugar 1.00 per 10 lbs., jars $1.10 a doz. etc. The jam & jelly are darn expensive, but such "delicateacies"! Ha, have beeen kidded by people & Coop at the expense & work. Still getting rain & cool weather. Love, Joe.