6 BROTHERS Documentary

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


Dear Christian,
As it is Sunday afternoon and I am home alone I will try to write some words for you. I don’t write very often, but I have not forgotten you. I hope to live to see the day that we will meet again soon. It’s starting to be a long time since you left, I didn’t think it would be so long that you would be gone. As it is looking like the Germans will have to give up soon then everybody is going after the Japanese (slang word for people from Japan), I wish it didn’t take so long. I am guessing there is no chance for furlough, is there?
We have had a very nice winter. Very little snow so the mail has been delivered every day. If there is no more coming ?over? then we will soon have to begin (can’t understand or read the word). We are done with ? and have ? little for the engines. We have made new box from old double ? waits, we have painted that one so it now looks pretty nice. I guess we are not going to work with four horses this spring. I guess I have to try and help Arnold on the tractor. Casper took the horses to Patterson today. Your mom and Arnold traveled to Carl Melby(?) Joe Svesson(?) and his mother are coming back here again today. They have been out west for the winter, but are coming back for the summer. Raymond is still in school. I think he likes it there pretty well. He doesn’t come home very often anymore. Kristina? has not lost any these winter. We are living with the hope that you are coming home soon. Shouldn’t it be worth living in peace together for a while again? Our health is well and we are happy every time we hear from you. So live until we meet.
Your dad Carl Stenberg

(There are a few words I can’t figure out what he has written. Sorry. I tried my best. But it seems like he is talking about his farm and getting it ready for spring. )