19 Mar 1901
American Fork Mar 19/01 (1901)
I thought I would Send you a few lines in answer to your letter which duly arrived to & found us the same as usual. the weather Seems verry Changeable this month. the ground was white with snow this morning when we woke up & it don't seem to be the right time to plant the garden yet a while. we had a warm day last Saturday & me & Walter hauled several loads of Excrement (wheel barrow) on to the place where the peas ought to grow.
I am in the habit of asking the dame what she wants to Say but I find no change in her She allways says I don't know of anything there is no news So I have to hush up the items & do the writeing.
Well there seems to be gran dues among the Teachers lately they seem to be verry discontented all at once. I believe the Trustees have been makeing them an offer to teach next term & some of the Dirgs Girls & passible some others.
would sooner have a change so poor Miss G. is in another peck of trouble. She has heared that Johnson of Alpine the Whitby woman wants to come hear to teach & poor G_n is afraid that Johnson might be put over her & another thing She says if the present teachers leave it is verry likely their places will be iilled with a lot like Graver. Gal says that Cora is going on a mission but I verry much doubt it. Then there is another calamity. She told us at noon that there are sixteen of her Students absent today & she is beginng to find out that She cant believe any thing that they say. it is fine amusement for me because a while ago She used to tell us that she had her children under such splendid controle so far superior to Will Robinsons gang up in the cock loft.
this is confidential you know for the good Lord knows where Id be if She knew I was telling you this kind of news.Mother says she hopes you will be able to pay us a visit on conference time. long time we no see you.
I got a letter from Georgenia the other day. they have both been kind of under the weather some but was geting better. We heared from Eliza too & She talks of coming over on conference time.
I suppose you see the papers. W.B. Smith buried his Harrington Wife last Saturday.
I will now close. I am kind of poorley myself. Mother seems first rate.
hoping this will find you quite well
I remain your afect Father