(From Richvale, California)
(To Camp Lewis, Washington)
Dearest Soldier Brother:
We received your letter, which are always so welcome, for every letter tells that you are making a good Soldier.
Rick and I are just getting ready to go to Chico rather I am ready and don't know what to do, and knew that I ought to write to you, so am.
Albin just got home from Sacramento from the fair he went last Wednesday evening and stayed with Mr. Erickson and then they went on the early morning train Thursday, Carl E. and Jantz(?) also went that A.M. and came home when Albin did.
Dad is not feeling good so we had to take him up to Richardson's Spring last Thursday, his back seemed to give out he couldn't do any kind of work and it also bother him at nights.
We sure would love to see you, and hope to see you at harvest if everything comes out all right, Albin and Mr. Erickson have been trying a little of everything and are sure by the time they get through you will have some show of getting off, The Rice Association Co are even helping us, so we have some show.
Rick has a camera now and took 3 different pictures of home & 3 of Oscar's place and has plenty of films here so I guess he will be taking pictures all the time.
You said you was going to Seattle Sunday, is Portland far from Camp Lewis, if not you ought to go and see Ericksons.
Was over to Fishes(?) last evening several other girls and boys were there we played Pig. They have several new music pieces on the player piano so as usual we thought we knew how to dance.
Some terrible dead bug(?), Rick wrote you a letter yesterday suppose he told you everything. Got a letter from Anna Norman yesterday and she said that they had found any traces of Clifford P. yet I suppose you heard of him running away.
I must close for my Brains give out. I forgot to tell you Albin isn't feeling very good. I guess he had to good a time in Sac(ramento) for his body seems to hurt him all over even the insides of his head, did not sleep any last night.
So Bye Bye.
With love to you