(From Richvale, California)
(To Supply Co. 76 In., Camp Lewis, Washington)
I will this morning write you just a few lines as I am sure you haven't heard anything from us for some time, as we are so busy with harvest, and Esther is sick but is getting quite a bit better today. the rest of us are feeling fine at present although we have had several touches of the flu. I know I have had a close touch of it 2 times last time was yesterday morning, I felt pretty punk but anyway I went to work jigging sacks on Bill's machine threshing on our 160 and today I feel fine I have jigged for 3 days, and to my notion it is a tough job, and I think it will cure the influenza at all times, the harder you can knock yourself around the better that's the way I got rid of it but I might get it yet.
Well I suppose you are wondering how we are getting along with harvest. I must say it is pretty slow, the home 40, we have all done and in the Warehouse, the 160 we are now threshing on and have about 1/3 of it threshed, and about 35 acres left to cut, we have quit cutting about 2 weeks ago on account of Landis(?) having such a late crop he just drained his a few days ago and leaves ours pretty tough what is next to him but if it don't rain we will have all except what isn't cut in the Warehouse this week, and then we will cut the rest have Landis thresh the rest.
The reason why I am not working to day is because have got to fill out my questionnaire it is a week ago tomorrow since I rcv'd it but I haven't had time to do anything with it but had to take time today or probably get put in the cooler for a while they only give a week to fill them in. I am not going to claim for any exemption.
It is raining a little now so I don't think they can thresh any more to day, if it starts to rain now we will be in the soup.
Rcv'd that picture and several letters from you couldn't hardly find you on that picture.
P.S. Well if you should go across before I write again I hope you will reach France safe and wish you good luck on your trip. don't forget to bring a soveneir of the Kaiser home.
from Rick & us all.