We had many good things come to us this Summer and we must tell you some of them. On our way to Montpelier we visited Clyde Whitmore, RD 1 Lodi, Ohio and we played with his near perfect Baker Uniflow. He has a steep bank on his grounds which he climbs and you know the sound of a uniflow. It did.
At Gilbery Enders, R D 3, Bellevue, Ohio we had another thrill. Gib fired up the 9 hp Case and the 20 hp Advance Rumely. Mr. Ormann Keiser was there and we each had an engine to play with. We traded at times. Gib furnished the wood and water and the good eats. Of course it was Mrs. Gib (Catherine) who prepared the tempting meals.
At Pinckneyville, Ill., Mr. Fred A. Kommer, 6131 Savio Drive, St. Louis 23, Mo., permitted me to run his 'Keck' around the grounds. I was a little rough with the throttle but Fred forgave me and blamed it on the valve. His engine is a thing of beauty and I believe it was the first 'Keck' I ever moved.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Buescher, R D 3, Edwardsville, Ill., kept my Grandson and I two days and Oscar took us to the Museum of Transport, St. Louis, Mo. It is a double pleasure to go with Oscar because of his experience as an engineer. He explained to us all the valves and working parts of the engines.
We stopped to see Milford Rees of Franklin, Ill., but he was in the Hospital. We understand it was for a regular check up. We surely give him our best wishes and prayers. We then went to our good friends, Grover and Elsie Caldwell and were entertained for the night.
On our way to Pontiac we stopped a few minutes at McLean, Ill., to see the Roberts. It was a very pleasing visit.
At Pontiac Mr. Bob Keipfer invited me to attend the Breakfast of Pancakes etc., of his Sunday School Class (Presbyterian). Bob is a most interested worker of the Pontiac Show. He makes me want to be a Presbyterian.
Mr. Samuel J. Speers of 522 West Washington St., Pontiac, Ill., gave me my Sunday dinner. He is a Real Estate Dealer and a teacher of a Sunday School class in the Methodist church. He has a very pleasing personality.
Mr. Ray McCracken of Keosaqua, Iowa gave us a quart of Maple syrup. That will perk up the breakfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Elgar of Mt. Pleasant always invites me out to dinner on one of the Reunion days. It is always a pleasure to associate with this congenial couple.
Mr. Iner Linquist, Kahoka, Iowa gave us two large ears of corn for the crib. Now we will have corn to shell.
Prof. Eiffel Plasterer, R D 5, Huntington, Ind., gave us a gallon of Sorghum to keep our iron content up to par. He also included some garden products.
Gilbert Enders, R D 3 Bellevue, Ohio gave us a big helping of tomatoes, sweet potatoes, grapes peaches, etc.
Thanks to you all. You made life brighter for all of us.