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Budenski brothers

Here is a picture of the four Budenski brothers at West Concord, Minn. who own the farms and the engines and threshers which took part in the threshing, sawing, fan testing and plowing at the Annual Reunion of the Zumbro Valley Thresherman's Association o

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The DURWARD STEINMETZ's from La Farge, Wis. with their daughters JILL and PEGGY came up for a visit. Since they operate a saw mill it was only natural that we make a trip to STANLEY PETERSON'S Sawmill at Shell Lake. It is always interesting for mill men to compare notes. We also visited the Wood Carving Museum at Spooner, which depicts life sized Biblical scenes from the time of Adam and Eve. This is an unusual display and worth seeing indeed.

We attended the 'Early Day' branch No. 1 Christmas party on Dec. 7 at the Furuby Club house. It was our annual election and KARL MARQUARDT as president, and DENNIE MAGNUSON Secretary-Treasurer were unanimously re-elected. BRUCE MORTENSON was elected Vice-president. This meeting was well attended, gifts were exchanged and treats and a good feed for all present. I still maintain our branch can boast the best of cooks. Conrad Tritten was kind enough to furnish us with enjoyable accordion music with folks joining in singing.

One hardly gets familiar with the 3R's which may be the fundamentals of education, before 'us Americans' are in pursuit of the 3 P's namely payments, publicity and prestige.

Two Album readers have contacted me in regards to their last '63 issue. (Nov.-Dec.) Pages 4 & 5 and 48 & 49 were blank. Perhaps other subscribers had the same misfortune. I feel sure such copies would be replaced as far as possible, by contacting Anna Mae.

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