Old Mission Sept. 1931
Dear Miss Taft
We were glad to hear that you arrived ok.
But a very long journey alone.
The last load of apple are just going and will send you the return soon. $.20 per hundred. and that all there going to pay for later fall apple to.
Max has all the corn cut and is digging out around the barn.
We have had two terrible storm one Sunday and other Wednesday. and the road is nearly impassable it is washed so.
Max said he guessed he have to tell Archie Helfrich there was a cross road down here.
Ronald is begging me to take him. Walk two + three steps alone.
They are having school fair to-nite at ogdensburg school. I had to donate for the fish pond.
You went away just a day too early
The next morning Max came in with a whole arm full of those big white puff balls. Got them out in the old pasture.
My cucumber vines are still bearing good yet.
I just done up 14 quarts of dill pickles
And I got 8 more pints of beans. Will close for this time
Sincerely Max + Family
P.S. As I have your letter finished and went outside Max said the grader was on the road fixing it So will have a good road again.
The lantern cost $1.25 and the buckets $.20 a piece [?} and will get tickets on apples as soon as we go to town (over) and send them to you. We are having terrible electric storm.
You will have to excuse this letter as I run out of writing paper and it is some what mixed up.
Gene Russell has seven ton of hay. 7' to sell at $15.00 per ton which he want to sell very bad before he goes to Florida the first of october. And he says you can leave it in barn and get it went ever you want it.
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