By the time you read this, Xmas will just about be upon us. I
can’t believe it is so close. I haven’t started shopping
yet. I bet you are finished.
We are sorry we missed not attending the Berryville, Virginia
Banquet this year. Both of us were looking forward to it but my
hubby just wasn’t up to making such a trip that week-end. Thank
goodness he has improved greatly!
Last Saturday evening we again had the pleasure of feasting and
fellowshiping with our friends in Lancaster Co., Penna.-the Rough
& Tumbel Banquet We had double enjoyment by having the nice
company of our Secretary, Mrs. Irene Gertzen and fine hubby, Gus,
accompany us there. To know them both is to love them – they
don’t come any finer. They have three of the finest children
Mr. and Mrs. R. Dayton Nichols stopped on way the day before to
visit a short time. We’re looking forward to seeing them again
on their return home. Since we had our first snow of season this
week it may have changed their plans a bit.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. MacKellas and children from Ontario, Canada
stopped to see us this week also. It was nice to meet them and have
them take time out of their journey to stop at our home.
Marsha is enjoying her work as Librarian in our school system
here in Enola High. It’s wonderful having her under our roof
once more. With Elmer’s interest in books they have an
enjoyable time discussing various ones. Then I come into the
picture with our discussion from the teacher’s mutual view and
psyschology of handling children.
Our household is never a dull one, but we wouldn’t want to
live in any other kind of atmosphere.
We celebrated Elmer’s 80th birthday on September 5, by a
family gathering. We marvel at his interest and keenness of mind in
so many people and things. He now is proud to say he has 4
Great-Grandchildren and one more expected any time.
We all Thank the Good Man for allowing us this privilege of
sharing his life with us for so long.
We were sorry to learn of losing our good friend, Gilbert
Enders, from West Lodi, Ohio. We had many a nice visit at his home.
May God bless Mrs. Enders and give her strength to face the future,
as it has to be done. Because to an ‘old bug’ I got in June
we weren’t able to leave for Ohio early enough to stop this
year and we truly regret it now. It was an annual affair for
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Peterson from St. Cloud, Florida gave us the
pleasure of having them visit with us on their journey back home in
Also Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brown from the same state were with us
over night when they were on their way home this early Fall.
It is so nice to have these folks. Hope they make this a habit
We expect to go out again to Ohio to our daughter’s family,
The David Gilson’s for Xmas since Marsha and I both have a nice
vacation this year.
May you all have a pleasant Holiday Season with family and
Our New Year Wish for each and every one – ‘Health and
Happiness with with God’s Blessings on you’ from all of