By Staff



We are getting some response from the ladies for material for
the Woman’s Page. We just want to encourage more of you to do
the same on things you are interested in. This is one matter the
editor cannot write.

I asked Elmer to give me permission to say a few words about the
passing of Mr. Franz J. Wood on April 14th, 1956 when 92 years and
7 days of age. I am told that he is the last of the Thresher
Manufacturers. Somehow that statement does something to us. It
makes us feel alone.

Mr. Wood was not only an inventor and manufacturer but most of
all he was a good man. The folks loved to meet and converse with
him at the Reunions. His mind was clear and his health good so that
he could attend and enjoy the Reunions.

We want to say a word for his daughter, Helen. She looked after
his comfort tirelessly. It was her first. consideration. Certainly,
now she has nothing to regret. But of course that does not fill the
gap. God does.

Mr. Gilmar Johnson, Frederic, Wisconsin, sends up the sad note
saying that Mrs. George Bednar has passed to the Great Beyond. Mrs.
Bednar was prominent at the Mount Pleasant Reunion. While I did not
know her the reports are good and Elmer says she had a very
pleasing personality. Gilmar noticed that all the pallbearers were
ALBUM readers. So our Family mourns.

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