(From Funk, Nebraska)
(To Richvale, California)
Dear friend Charlie,
Now it is time for me to answer your letter. Its fun to hear from you once in a while. Thanks for your letter. Does it still rain out there, it rains here today. When we got out of church today it had rained and was still raining a little. But it didnt rain much when we were on the way home, had a few small showers this afternoon, and the wind is from east and cloudy almost all around so we may get some rain tonight. The wheat looks fine, we still pasture it, but if it rains so the ground gets soft, we wont pasture it any more. Intend to chase the calves out in the hills some time this week. Some pastures are just covered with white and blue daisys. I suppose you are done plowing out there now. We plowed around 15 acres, got about 55 left. but we are done disking. Expect to have one colt around the 3oth. Herman has 2 colts now the kaiser and one other one, both pretty. The boys from Lincoln came home yesterday. Tomorrow Lawrence, V(?), George Swanson, Arnid(?) Hedstrom, and Phillip Anderson will go to Lincoln and practice up for War with the Mexicans. They belonged to Military drill in Holdredge so the had to go, but it will take a long time before they get to Mexico, maby never, but they have to be prepared. They order 128 men out of this County, had 75 yesterday so they may not get all.
Joe has one week left of school, then pretty quick I suppose he will start out for Wahoo, on his motor. On four weeks more I suppose Carl will be home. He will graduate from vocal(?) this spring. He has been promised to play the pipe organ, this summer when Rev. Berg's will go to Mass., and visit. Oscar is going to Swedeburg Nebr. this summer. You ought to been out here the last weeks and seen it blow. A person had about all he could do to hang on to the world. I wish I could go to the World's Fair next year but I'm afraid I couldn't get enough money so, I'd have to bum my way out and back, too. My news are all gone now so I'll have to quit for this time.
From your Friend,
P.S. Duzerig(?) told me to greet you.