6 BROTHERS Documentary

A Story of Hope, Loss, and Perseverance on the Northern Plains

5-31-1945

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Dear son Christian,
We received your precious letter today. Thank you so much. It is good to see you write more and hope that you can eat again. I hope you can sleep so you can get over this grief sooner. It took me a week to be able to eat well and nothing tasted good I thought. Yes it’s terrible to think about that we will never see Henry again here, but with God’s help he will hopefully be in a place where there is no more sorrow again.
It was a Stamnes (Probably a last name) at Ravson (a place) that was killed at the same time. I hope and pray that God will lead it so you can come home. Yes, it is probably true what is written in Revelation 21:4 how good and lovely it will be there.
Raymond will graduate tomorrow June 1st. Was in Watford on Sunday evening and it was pastor Harris who performed the Bachelor ceremony/service and he spoke well. Raymond has been pretty sick from sinus problem and it was good that he didn’t have to go. It has been pretty dry here, but today it has rained a lot. They are done with everything except from the planting the seeds/wheat that they have plowed for. We have now got 38 calves, 32 are nursing calves. We lost one calf because the mother did not want it. We have got three colts this spring so we have enough horses and we cannot sell any horses. On Sunday we are going to Banks were the new priest Alfred Karlstad is being instated. I hope you got my other letter with the note from the doctor to give to your commander to ask if you can travel home. And I think you have enough points to get time off. Oliver Bekken who left when Henry did, has come home and he was lucky to be home.
Margret is at Ulmen ranch again because Milli had to travel to Arkansas and visit Arnold. He left in April.
God Bless you and keep you.
Live well, lots of love, mother.