I received your welcome letter about a week ago: also the note.
I was in Sidney yesterday, and my sister came with me home last night. The folks are coming this afternoon to help feed the threshers, who I am expecting about tomorrow.
Both Pella and Brorson had a surprise on Mrs. Josephson, Sr. yesterday. We were out there all day, and had a fine time.
The old lady got a good rocker and two nice rugs.
She was one of the earliest settlers, and had done much to help those who came later, and I think it is good that people show their appreciation while she is still with them.
We had a few small rains last week: just enough to stop threshing for a few hours.
I hope we all get done soon, because I think we have a lot of rain coming soon.
The ground certainly is awful dry around here; no rain for 2 months.