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As you have read in Elmer's column, Irene, our secretary, is leaving us.

We have nothing but gratitude, praise and appreciation for her work. May the Lord bless her wherever her paths in life may lead.

Out of the 35 applicants for the job, we have chosen Mrs. Nancy Asper from Marysville. It is just a small town a few miles up the river. Her hubby is Assistant Cashier of the bank there. She is the mother of 13 year old twin boys. Her reputation as a person and worker has been very high by folks who have known her. Being the daughter of a printer, she seems to know some of our work.

Also, we have two lovely, efficient part-time secretaries, Mrs. Janet Hostler and Mrs. Doris Michaels. They say they will do their best to help us until the new girl really knows all phases. Needless to say, our Publications Manager, Anna Mae, always does a good job.

Please be patient with us if and when our 'shortcomings' foul you up. Well certainly try to right all wrongs if you give us the opportunity.

By the time you receive this, I know Christmas has probably been wiped from your mind. Regardless, I must say how much we appreciate all the wonderful remembrances you fine folks sent to us at this Yuletide season. Thanks!

Even though the snow is on the ground your numerous 'Comings Ads' are being sent in by mail. Let us know about them as Spring can't be too far away. Reunion time is just around the corner.

Elmer has been real good this winter. He spent Christmas Eve and Day with us at home, which made our Holiday just delightful. The cold and snow prevented us from bringing him home again that week.

Elmer has had quite a few distant visitors stop at the Home to see him this winter. He surely appreciated these meetings. If you get the opportunity, when you're near here, please stop in and say Hello. The Good Man has been wonderful to us, even though the dark shadows close in at times. He always sends the sun shining through if we just have enough patience and faith. I sincerely hope you can feel the same way about life.