| January/February 1973

Hi Folks!

All material for the next issue of the magazine (Mar.-Apr.) should be in our office no later than Jan. 2, 1973.

By now most all the steam is out of the boilers for another year, especially at Reunions.

The Rough & Tumble Association had their banquet several weeks ago. Mary and Dave Egan accompanied me. We were very well fed to a delicious meal at the Fire Hall in Blue Ball, Lancaster County. The entertainment was given by a group of Barber Shop Quartets, which was most enjoyable to everyone.

Last week-end, Anna Brandt from Bainbridge, drove with me to Shenandoah Valley Association banquet. It was held at Winchester, Virginia. The food there was also plentiful and delicious. It was a pleasure for Anna and me to see old friends down that way once more. Neither were able to attend their show this past summer, so this gave us the golden opportunity to see them.

After a good nights sleep in motel, we visited again in the homes of Robert Reeds' and Paul Giles' on Sunday. This is always a joy.