(From Funk, Nebraska)
(To Richvale, California)
Dear friend Charlie,
I had intended to answer your letter soon this time, so I guess I'll have to do that tonight, because if I wait to do it come Sunday afternoon I'm afraid it will take a long time till you get it, because on Sundays it is most generly warm weather so I have to go down by the drink(?) and swim. The water is so deep over the grade that at first it nearly went up in the buggy when we drove across, but now it just goes up to the hubs, so it make fine swimming in the ditch, water even with the shoulders.
Since April 1st weve had around 36 inches of rain. There's lots of ducks over here so just what I'm waiting for is for the season to open. We are not done stacking yet, a couple days left. The corn grows like sixty(?) when its dry and warm weather. Weve traded our old gas engine off for an 8-16 Mogul, with which we intend to plow, it pulls three plows. I've plowed 1/2 day with it, it was fun and it worked fine.
Im glad to hear you can throw some fancy curves when you try to. We didnt have any rain through harvest, but as soon as we got done we got 4 inch in about 35 minutes, thats what filled the ponds. I suppose you will soon start to cut rice now. Martin and Family have been house visiting a few weeks, but he left yesterday again he made the trip in auto, from Elbow Lake Minn.
Just a few lines to let you know we are alive and with good health.
Greeting from us all. Duzinia says greet him from me.