It's nice to greet you on this lovely summer day. These hours have been busy ones, now haven't they? Since we do not have a garden, I don't have the kind of activity to keep me moving as most of you such as canning and freezing of foods.
Some of our steam engine friends were able to be with hubby and me on our 13th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Margaret and Miss Nancy Krantz with Jim journeyed form Frederick, Maryland, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hope from Arlington, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hartman and son Roy from Washington D. C. , Mr. and Mrs. William Clem and daughter Gail from Virginia, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schaeffer, Yoe, Pennsylvania: Our sereened in back porch served us well by not allowing any bugs to get on our informal meal. Needless to say the men enjoyed gassing and steaming up over things they say in Elmer's Korn Krib, or read about of their mutual interest. Kitty and her family joined us later in the day to get acquainted with some they hadn't met.
From our church conference early in June, we arrived home Saturday evening and left Sunday morning for Ohio. My packing and unpacking of suitcases, getting clothes ready, house in order for visitors, and chauffeuring my husband does not allow time to lag on my hands. It has all been fun, though.
Wauseon Show was as enjoyable as ever. Thanks to Mrs. Elmer Schaeffer and Mrs. Arthur Crafts our work at the stand was made very light and delightful. You know when you get three women together something has to go. Their good nature, cooperativeness and humor made our work go oh so much easier and faster.
Our daughter's family, The David Gilson's, as usual had their latch string open to us a few days before and after the reunion. Davie, the grandson who was with us for a while, is now in the service stationed in California. On Father's Day he called home so we even had an opportunity of sharing this.
We hope to see more of you at the other shows coming these next few months.
The George Kasdorf family from Goshen, Indiana stopped to meet us today when they were on their way to New Jersey.
It's a joy to have old friends but also to make new ones.