| July/August 1972



Hi Folks!

I've had the nicest day. Isn't it wonderful to have friends? I was no more than awake this morning, than I had a telephone call from Mrs. Genny Alexander wondering if I'd have a few minutes to spend to visit with her. She usually calls several times a week, but we hadn't spoken once since last Sunday at church. To make a long story short, she arrived. We had coffee and buns together while sitting at my dining room table at the window, gazing out at the lovely spring array of colors. The birds were so busy. The flowering Almond bush, Redbud tree and Flowering Crab are all out in full bloom. The Lilacs are coming, plus the Flowering Plum.

Thanks to the Good Man for eyes to see, ears to hear and friends with which to enjoy the beauty.

Her hubby, 'Doc', came back in a little while and did his bit for me by trimming my holly trees and rose bushes. Until he was finished, we were all outdoors enjoying this wonderful weather.

Last week I had another delightful experience with friends Steam Engine ones this time Mr. and Mrs. David Egan went with me to Eastern Shore Banquet in Maryland. Needless to say, the food was delicious and plenty of it for over 200 folks.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Layton and family extended their utmost hospitality to a large number of us from a distance, by having a picnic brunch for us out at the Grounds on Sunday. It certainly was an enjoyable means of starting the activities of 'Steam-Up' for this year.


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