I jumped the gun in the last issue thinking I would not have an opportunity to greet you again before the holidays. Since we usually try to get each issue out a month early, this will probably come to you during your Christmas rush.
These fall seasons are busy for everyone. We did miss out in joining our Steam Engine friends this year at their banquets. Our hearts were there if we weren't. I'm sure they were successful as usual from all reports we received.
Mrs. Janet Hosier and Mrs. Doris Michaels are our efficient secretaries replacing Irene while she leaves us for a short visit to the hospital. May the 'Good Man' be with her and her family at this time.
Janet has been working three days a week with Irene, and Doris comes when we have an extra heavy load. I'm sure these two will try to do their best to be of service to you in her absence.
We've had such lovely weekends this past month. Elmer has spent the Sundays here at home. Today he wasn't home but he had many visitors over there. His grandson, Terry Ritzman, who just returned from Viet Nam, and wife along with Elmer's son, Bill and wife Betty came. Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, who also help assemble the magazine visited this evening. My sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. James Greider, were there also.
Last Sunday the James Sweger family from Landisburg came here and made home-made ice cream for us Needless to say, Elmer enjoyed this as well as their fellowship.
Thanksgiving Day approaching this month does make us a bit more conscious of our many blessings. We surely have had them. You Hobby friends are counted among them in a big way. Thanks to each and everyone for accepting us and our shortcomings.
May your Yuletime be a Happy one with a Prosperous New Year for each.