EARLENE

Earlene

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HI LADIES!

Hasen't this been a delightful Fall? At least the weather has been wonderful around this section of the country. Come to think of it you westerners would have another story to tell if you were writing this column by what I've been reading in the papers. It has really just turned cold here this past week. The woodlands have had on their gypsy dresses and now the wind is helping them disrobe this week end.

Anna Mae and our families are football fans, especially since her son plays on our High School team and our girl, Marsha, is in the Band. So we've had ideal weather to be sitting on the bleachers every Saturday afternoon.

Elmer and I enjoyed our visit with the Early American Steam Engine Club of Stoverstown, Pa. They had their annual Ladies Night Banquet and Dance. The tables were prettily decorated with Fall flowers. Mr. Paul White, the President, used a unique way to call the group to order. He used a small steam whistle with one of his Model engines. It was used also as a center piece at the speakers table. The small whistle was blown by a tank of compressed air inside the reading desk. The food was sure delicious and plentiful. We ladies were all given lovely corsages while the men smoked free cigars. Before the entertainment started, a short Memorial Prayer was offered by my hubby for the deceased families and loved ones. Movies were shown after the orchestra finished playing at 10 p.m.

Their ladies would put some of the rest of us to shame when you hear how active they've been with their husband's hobby. They have gone all out to help raise money for the organization by Bake Sales, Card Parties, etc.

I wonder if these men realize what prize packages they possess! I think It is simply wonderful for such sharing of work, interest and pleasure between families. It makes for such wholesome atmosphere at home and for every day living. Keep up the good work ladies!

Now that Elmer is back home again after six weeks of roaming, I believe I'll be a better woman for more than one reason. Especially, he can keep an eye on me so I walk 'the straight and narrow path,' as well as keep me busy. Gee, it sure is nice to have him home.