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Hi Ladies!

Hasn't this been a nice summer? It has been for us, and surely hope it has for each of you.

I know you are very busy just now with all of your canning, freezing or preserving. Aren't you?

We didn't have a garden so I'm not kept 'on the move' with those chores, but I'm not idle. Elmer and Davie are getting ready to go to I11. and Iowa, plus Marsha getting ready for college.

I attended a one day workshop this week for teachers so I too am planning to start my regular routine on the eighth of September.

We had a delightful three day journey to Williamsburg, Va. It was most interesting to see where and how our forefathers lived. We enjoyed being served a meal by young students from William and Mary College who were dressed in knee breeches, long white stockings, cotton coats, each a different color, and white shirts that had ruffles at the neck and wrist. They tied huge white napkins about the patrons necks if so desired. The silverware was pewter. The hostesses to dinning room was also garbbed in colonial costumes.

We enjoy antiques as you're already read in past issues, so the lovely old big furnished with pieces of that day really intrigued us.

The old church looks quite differently than our churches today in the interior.

The colonial militia gave a drill on the lawn of the magazine accompanied by fife and drum. If you ever visit there don't miss the play called 'The Founders' given in the evening at the outdoor theater depicting the history of Williamsburg and its settling.

Later in summer we had the privilege of visiting for the first time the Steam Engine Show at Canandaigua, N.Y. The drive is beautiful up in that part of country which surrounds the Finger Lakes. It was a wonderful show. Everyone was so hospitable to us., especially Mr. Dayton Nickols and his wife. We were sorry we had to leave for Elmer had to preach on Sunday. Perhaps next year we can stay for the entire time.

The joy of meeting old friends and making new ones has increased with me through the years at the Reunions.

I must confess when I was first married I attended them only to make my hubby happy, but since ten years has passed I two can anticipate with enthusiasm our journies here and yonder. Perhaps not for quite the same reason as my husband's but we women have an enjoyable time exchanging ideas and visiting together.

As close as we are to Williams Grove folks I don't get to see them only at Reunions. It's a pleasure to know our neighbors better because they too were at some of those we attended this summer.

The Stewartstown Reunion was another day of joy for us. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glessner, as in the past several years, journeyed there with us.

We've ended our summer perfectly by having Charles, Eurdora, and Verda Jane Idol from North Carolina, steam engine friends, spend time with us before the very successful Kintzer show.

Oh with all these wonderful experiences the Good Man gave me I should surely be ready for those dear little 3rd graders in another week!

May you be as happy with your chores as I.