(From Richvale, California)
(To Camp Lewis, Washington)
I thought I would write you a few lines this evening as we are going to start harvesting tomorrow and I will be to busy to write very much, we are feeling first rate now.
We got a card totday from the Exemption Board saying that your furlough has been denied, the reason being Interference with military training. We sure were disipointed as we were almost expecting to see you roll in and surprise us one of these days. It has been about 2 weeks since we sent in our application.
I got a letter from Axel a few days ago saying that he would come some time this week and help us in the harvest but(?) were sure glad to have him come, we are expecting him every day now. Oscar has hired Urisley(?) you know Culvers vegetable man he has not started work for him yet. Oscar started cutting rice today.
I was over to see him this afternoon, he was on the second check then so it is going pretty good.
Lofgrens started this morning and Grells(?) started on Saturday 12th. Say how did you get that insurance policy fixed up.
We were going to Chico the same day as we got your letter about it so we thought it a good idea to let Harry Davids fix it up but he said he culd not do anything without the policy, and this happened to be a Holiday so we could not get in the bank so daddie went to Chico the next day and brought the policy, to his office, but he was not at home that day, we did not find out whether we should send any money or not. Adolph Samuelson has been called for the 21th Oct. I do not know which camp he is going to but it will be one back east I think.
How is Walter making it now, glad to hear he can get around on crutches already.
We are well fixed for drains at home now. The dredger what started in that canal west of Rystroms has passed our land on the south now and is at the corner south of Paul Lofgrens.
They are going to make a ditch north of our land to out to Joe Lundbergs. Well that is all I can think of for this time so I will close.
With greetings from us all,
Albin L. Peterson