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Hi Ladies!

Summer is gone and with Fall upon us makes us realize another Steam Engine Reunion season is just about ended.

We would have like to have attended more but my boy-friend, Elmer, hasn't been quite up to it.

He isn't in bed but just doesn't have the old 'steam up' enough to do all he has cared to do.

He celebrated his 81st birthday on the 5th of September so we should feel fortunate he is as active as he is now.

Elmer expressed a desire for this occasion to take our fine staff out for dinner Friday night. They are, of course, Irene Gertzen and her hubby, Gus, Roy Glessner and Naomi, his wife, and last but now least Anna Mae and her other half, Ed Branyan. We closed the evening by socializing together in the Glessner home which is just filled with a warm and lovely atmosphere.

They all said they enjoyed themselves. We hope they did because we surely did.

Our daughter, from Ohio, Ruth Gilson and hubby, Dave with grandson, Ronnie, were here to spend Labor Day week-end with us. It was wonderful to have them and also others who stopped to see us when visiting the shows near here.

They were Mr. & Mrs. R.S. Rogers from South Carolina, Mr. George Kempher and family from Emporium, Penna. and Mr. & Mrs. Albert Budd from Hector, New York.

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Peterson also stopped overnight on their way back to Florida. We had a pleasant time together.

The Kinzersand Williams Grove Shows proved bigger and better than ever this year. Many thanks to all who help make this possible.

Marsha and I are both very much back in the swing of school activities once more.

I have 25 sweet little third graders so I'll not be idle too often until June. Sure happy Elmer has these kind ladies around a bit to keep him out of mischief while I'm gone during the day.

Since this is the last opportunity we have to greet you this year, ALL from Our House To ALL at Your House wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Properous New Year.