(From Funk, Nebraska)
(To Richvale, California)
Dear Friend Charlie,
I think it is about time for me to answer your letter. We have had fine weather now for a few days but last sunday we had fearce weather, Still I didn't need to suffer much, when I didn't need to do more than shorse(?). It was worse for those who had to go on your Grandmaws funeral. Father helped to carry so he and Julius went along to Funk, Elmer, Mother, and Duzenia(?) were over to Wallen's only. I stayed home by the stove. Muddy roads east and west but north & south they are fairly well, all snow just kept sliding over them, it blew so hard it couldn't stop. but it stopped in the stubble fields by all those Russians thats better. Some water in the ponds, but the ducks havent come yet so that does any good. Well nearly all to church this morn. Elmer & Grandmaw were home. Elmer has a pretty bad cold at present. This afternoon I have stamped 30 of Juliuses wedding invatations. that's all he had home so couldnt stamp more. He's going to be married next week on thursday, 12 oclock March 12th. So you see pretty soon it will be only Elmer and I to do the work. Next Spring, during summer I suppose Carl will be home to help. Bussy every day, very few days we are busy doing nothing. The wolf hunt held in the hills ended up with seven wolves, but I didnt get any, The man who made up the wolf hunt, layed in dry creek which went thro the pasture where the rounded up. (??) shot wolves with a big rifle, he said then he shot three but now they claim he shot six. We had with wind so we had the poorest chance. was over to your old place and got that kane(?) stack the other day was just two big loads. The only implements over there now are the disk and the plow. How do you like plowing in Cal. or havent you got started to plow, before the last rain. Have you had any storms where you live this winter, See in papers they had som had storms in Los Angeles and around there but probably not as far north as you any time. You dont want to box and wrestle too much out there. I believe when you weighed last you had money in your pocket you know all those silver dollars weigh quiet a bit. But I beat you in that. Have to quit now and eat supper. From your friend Emil.
Now it is monday morning. Duzenia(?) and I rode with J.E. Lind(?) up to church, was quiet cold last night, blew from the south. Last saturday the people northeast, out around Nelson's, should surprise Nels Nelson's. Clause(?) had bidden them to come over to his place for supper, and the surprise should be in the evening, but, Nelson said they knew of it, Clause knew nothing of the surprise when he bid them com over. One of Nelsons boys stayed home because they that shore(?) they would come. They are packing their cars today will leave tomorrow or wednesday.
Write soon about everything.