(From Richvale, California)
(To Supply Co. 76 Infantry, Camp Lewis, Wash.)
Will just write a few lines to you tonite as I have nothing else to do, and anyway I know you like to get mail. I have no news as usual. Well we are all well, and hope you are the same. It rains here almost every night, so it is awful wet around here, won't get out of here with the jitney for some weeks.
We are Farming Rice now a days in full swing, Axel and I am running the old mill we have farmed about 900 sax with it, & Albin & Oscar are running the new mill they are farming our own rice, but have only gotten started.
Our turkey trial which was to be February 17th was postponed until in April sometime no date has been set. Old Reams claimed to be sick on that day, and dad saw him the next day in Gridley so the that looks pretty crooked but he is a wise old owl allright. Dad was in Oroville that day but there was nothing doing about our trial, but he heard a trial of Mrs. Eva Martin used to be a Lash(?) of which I will send with a clipping from the Bee about it.
J.T. Holly was arrested some time ago and a butcher and a Bar Tender in Gridley, put up the bail and he was released, but is again under arrest.
Rolland Lindberg came home Sunday I was up when he come of the train he knew me alright, but didn't get much of a talk with him, he said that he saw you about 5 weeks ago, He sure has changed some, looks like a Captian. And Alfred Stratton, Harry Peterson's Engineer came yesterday. It's to bad that you don't get your discharge, Every-Body sure was raring to see you back, when they found out that you were coming home in a week or two. What became of Les McClogin(?) did he get his discharge? He never writes any more.
We haven't been out to the rice field for about 2 months, but I guess it is all there, it don't worry me. It is awful hard to get any rice land this year we have only got the 40 north of the house so far and that is for sale so we may not have that the first thing we know. Harry Johnson -- Blanche's husband died last Tuesday & she was pretty sick to, both Mr. & Mrs., Dahlstrom are on there way back east. P.J. Lofgrew is pretty low to he has been sick for a few weeks, he is hardly expected to pull through.
Well now it is bed time so will close.
Sincerely your Brother Richard
"Write soon as you can."