As I write this within the portals of our good warm home
let’s dream of hot sunny days and smoke from steam engines.
It won’t be too long before we’ll see each other again
and have such an experience.
Elmer has been keeping busy by helping installing in the
entrance to our basement an automatic conveyor. This to help get
our Magazine to you with less back and muscle strain on the man
power angle. It’s just about finished and we hope to use it for
We had the pleasure of having the Hartman family from
Washington, D. C. visit with us several weeks ago. They had stopped
in Littlestown, Pa. with the Jesse Byers family first so we were
showered with their kindness by them giving us some of Mr.
Byer’s good canned Hominy and tomatoes straight from their
We do enjoy the fellowship of all our steam engine acquaintances
when we get the opportunity. So stop to see us.
We had the first wedding in January involving the 3rd
generation. Ramona Gilson, Seville, Ohio. Remember David Gilson? It
is his sister. Sorry we weren’t able to attend since it was the
time of the year that the weather is unpredictable for such a long
Our Gal is plugging away in her last lap of High School. As it
looks now she will try to follow her Mother’s footsteps. She
has her reins hitched to the teaching star. She was accepted at the
Lock Haven State Teachers College for Sept., 1964. She has at least
four more years of hard study ahead of her, but if she feels as I
she’ll never regret it. I love children thus enjoy my work.
I’ve often said, I’ve never had the pleasure of raising a
large family but I sure have had privilege in helping to train a
few in the last 20 years. The Good Man has been very kind to me to
give me at least one of my own and loan me hundreds of others to
enjoy part time.
The hands on the old clock tells me its time to sign off so
I’ll be ready for 36 of them tomorrow at 8:30.