(From Funk, Nebraska)
(To Richvale, California)
Dear friend Charlie,
Now I have been thinking about writing you a letter so long, so I'll have to do that tonight. Thanks for the letter and card. It certainly was fun to hear that you are getting settled down and start to like it better now. I hear you have all work you want out there, I dont suppose you ever have time to hunt. Elmer and I hardly have time to hunt neither but ever once in a while we take time. When Joe Lind came from Wahoo after Xmas, Dave came along out, They are hatching(?). Colhouse(?) and his family went to Wahoo the day before Joe and Dave came. Dave hunts jack rabbits nearly every day. There is lots of work with the cattle this winter, hawking fad(?) every day.
Ludwig Bengtson told me, you wrote to him and said you, had been along in a wreck where 9 persons were killed, Is that so, next time you write tell me a little about it.
We had a kind of party here one evening, about 30 persons were here, but we did not have very much fun because it was to many people to play any games. We have been away on parties too, to Gust Petersons, there we had a fine time, after all the fun we took pictures, but I havent saw any yet. Do you ever go on parties out there or dont they have any girls out there so you can have any fun. I hope you can have fun out there once in a while, otherwise I cant see how you can like it.
Next Friday evening we will have Luther League when they will elect new oficers, then is when you aucht to be here and get a nice job. Do you ever see any coyote out there. We see one once in a while out here. I hope there will be a wolf hunt out here soon so I can get one. Louis Hansen will have his sale Jan 28. Mother is busy now, she is going to make carpets for Julius. She's all afternoon to rig her fixen(?) up. Elmer said I should write that he's going to Albin's letter soon. The children spoke better this year than ever before in Xmas program. still they hadent practised once. Was you at any Xmas tree(?) last Xmas? Did you go waiting any time? We were away nearly every day one week, but that soon stopped. We had some fine slaying (sleighing?) during Xmas but the snow is soon off now. Joe and I fell down in the mud, with the motorcycle and bent one pedal about straight up. but the engine worked just as good for that. I'm short on news now so I suppose I'll have to quit. Duzenia says I should greet you, from her.
From your friend