August 31, 1925
I received your welcome letter about a week ago; also the note.
I was in Sidney yesterday, and Lillie 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 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.
Lillie went up to my brother’s place, and I have a little fixing up to do outside so I have to make this letter short. I thought I would write now when I had a chance.
I hope our friendship may continue.
Pella and Brorson were two Lutheran congregations about 30 miles from the homestead. Lillie was Immanuel’s sister.