April 23, 1909
To: Oscar & Mary Ann Keith
From: Glenn Keith, Greenville, MS
Bought a typewriter and was writing this letter on it. He has opened up a furniture store last Tuesday and describes the layout.
Dear Parents at home
We received your ever welcome letter yesterdy and was very glad to hear from you. We never received the sugar Jay & Inez sent us. It must of went to the wrong Greenville. You will see I have at last got up to date and bought me a type wrighter (Oliver No 5). How do you like my work on it. None of the trees lived. One may but I doubt it. Well I opened up my furniture Store last tues the 20th of April. I have not had much trade yet but live in hopes to do a (as Mother says) land office business. I have rugs and chairs in the front part of the store and the suits on both sides and the kitchen safes & wardrobes in the middle, also the davenports and — couchs and loungers. The springs and mattress are toward the rear. My office is about ½ the way back or the center of the building.
Now dont let this long letter scare you for if you do I will have to make them shorter next time.
I am looking for Willie here most any minute so I had better close. O’ yes I like to forgot, am very sorry to hear that Mr Ross is so bad off and hope they will not be obliged to send him to the asylum. Well I just sold a little bill of $10.45 so you see I am on the winning side today.
Hope this finds you well as it leaves us.
Your Son, G. N. Keith
 James “Oscar” & Mary Ann (Batey) Keith
 He and his wife, Willie (Shores) Keith
 His niece and her husband, Jay & Inez (Randall) Eaton