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All week I have been trying to clean up the chores to get down to writing something worthwhile but I'm afraid this will be the same old story.

Before I do run out of space, we had such good luck with Mr. Ridenour, we are trying to track down two more subscribers, Their magazine was returned with insufficient address marked on by the post office. One is Mr. Paul Kirk, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mr. C. E. Bedell Grand Junction, Colorado. Anyone know them?

If any of you are planning a trip in April I sincerely think it would be worth your time and effort to travel to Cheraw, South Carolina to see the beautiful flowers at Bomar Water Gardens and all the antique equipment collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers at Antique Acres. Prior to Pearl Harbor these folks began their collection and it must be a grand collection. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday of April 10, 11 and 12, 1970, they are planning a show and invite one and all to come visit. You must read their ad elsewhere in this magazine as I have covered only a small portion. Also to get directions to their estate. Different pictures of machinery are throughout the Iron Men Album.

My husband and I attended the Stewartstown banquet and really enjoyed the delicious turkey and all the trimmings. Mrs. Schaefer really worked to make the banquet a success. We couldn't make it to any other banquets.

We have had grand Fall weather so far but I'm prepared for the snow. If I'm not able to drive I'll put on my knee high boots and walk to work, we live only a short distance away, as the crow flies.

A number of you write and ask what we mean by the key number on your renewal slips. That is the letter and number following your name. It tells us what issue you expire and the page and column number of that particular book. It only saves us time and effort, but we appreciate it.

Mr. J. M. Johnson, Minneapolis, wants to know why they must call a Steam Traction Engine a Gas Tractor! Ugh! That is just one of the things that confuses me, Mr. Johnson. I said 'Hi' to Elmer, Earlene, Anna Mae, Roy and Uncle Jake for you.

Mr. J. V. Hagan of Conneaut, Ohio lost a thumb and finger on a saw table, I do hope it has healed and didn't give you too much trouble. Let that be a warning to you amateurs.

Although this is the Jan-Feb. issue you will be receiving it before Christmas so I send our best wishes to each of you and may all of you have the happiest of Holidays.