(From Richvale, California)
(To Camp Lewis, Washington)
My Dear Soldier Brother.
Read your card, & letter which Oscar ans'd. Rather looks like my pen is no good so I have try lead pencil.
Its sure nice to get letters from you more than any one else (only write often or if possible). We just got a letter from Victor last evening he says he will be moved soon to some eastern camp he thinks. Lots of boys from Camp Dodge from Overton(?) that are to be moved to Camp Kearny he says. he only wishes he could go there too so we could come & see him then.
Oscar is cutting rice everyday. He started out west Wed. and finished at home first. Albin and Rick started (Thurs.) today. Axel(?) is shucking for them. We have an old fellow He's awful slow thats what O. says. he's tried to get one more with no luck.
Oct. 24 We are having just lovely rice weather here now which is sure a blessing. had three days of wind from the north so it drying fine.
I am still patching sack between times we sure get up early now. They leave for the field at 6 o clock & get home at 7 o clock.
Is your Camp still under quarantine? Hope you are as well as we are. Only 2 cases (of Spanish influenza) here I think. Mrs. Meredith & some people at the Experiment(?) Station. I think it must be pretty well checked by this time.
The school in Biggs closed up and all picture shows in Chico. I heard there 29 cases in Bigg and 100 cases in Chico. I sure spread it seem only a short time ago we first heard of it in some eastern camp I think it was.
If we save this crop it might be possible to take a trip to Nebr this winter. Oscar sure loves to go and of course I can't help but like it. Having a home like he has and folks, its no wonder, we don't know what it means at all the way were brot up.
There are Nebr people here visiting Joe Kumberg's(?) Mother and Sister Esther. Don't know if I told you before. Say how is Walt & what is his address. You must write & tell me things of course I read some of the folks letters. I seen the little pin you sent & sure a beaut. most made me jealous of her things but I guess it no danger. I'm quite used to that.
How did them pictures turn out I sure like to see them