Just a year ago I ventured for the first time to write a few lines for the Album and somehow it has become a habit. I never know what I might write about and nothing very exciting happens in my life to write about.
This being the May-June issue you would think the weather would be ideal but since we must have the material to the printer ahead of time, we are still battling with the wind and cold days. I sure hope before long I can start Spring housecleaning, that is if I get my work here caught up.
A few months ago a mistake was made in our office on a few subscriptions. If you are a new subscriber, received one magazine then had a notice that you expired, please write us and we will adjust our records. Quite a few did write and we are sorry this happened and will gladly correct the situation if you let us know. Your subscription is paid a year ahead and at the beginning of the new year, if you aren't careful you forget to make the subscriptions that way. At times a person has to stop and think what year you are living in. I thought I would never get back to normal.
We have received a few orders for records. I'm sorry we don't handle records. You write to Fahnestock Studio, Union City, Indiana. Also you order the Reprint Catalogs from Mary Louise Smith, 611 Darcy Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60436. It only delays your order a few days longer.
I was amused by a note Mr. John S. Beltz, Columbus, Ohio, had on his renewal for the Album, he wrote, 'In 1908 I would have had to thresh 400 bushels of oats to make this payment.' How true that is. When I give my children a quarter for doing a little chore, I always tell them in my childhood that would have been unheard of. They just can't imagine money being that scarce. They just don't know.
I have a few more ads to get ready before going to the printer so will close with the hopes you are making plans now to take in a few steam shows this summer.
So long for now, all you dear hearts and gentle people.