By now my Reunion enjoyment is over for the year and I am in
full swing of teaching. But gee, didn’t we have a wonderful
time? It sure helped me to start my year’s work full of vim and
vigor. Since I had only visited Pontiac once before and never in
Mt. Pleasant I surely met a lot of nice new faces along with
renewing old acquaintances.
Mrs. Verna Thomas, Dwight Illinois, the Violet Lady, as my hubby
always calls her, gave me a receipt. She suggested I could pass it
on to our readers who are interested in raising Violets. It is a
Violet fertilizer 1 T ammonia; 1 T saltpetre; 1 T epsom salts; 1 T
baking powder. Put in a gallon jug and fill with soft water. Use
one cup in each quart jar of warm water once a month. Hope it may
do others some good. I am going to give it a try.
So sorry I missed meeting the owner of the engine, Reeves double
simple, which I had the privilege of running through her
husband’s courtesy, Mrs. Doris Lindenmyer. May the little one
she was expecting at that time have arrived and both mother and
baby doing well!
Then too, I have Mr. Joe Wisehaupt to thank for sharing his
engine with Elmer and me in the Parade. We later learned that he
was taken to the hospital with a heart attack. May God’s
blessing be his. Another man, whose name slips me just now, gave us
full possession of his Frick double and Elmer and I took a joy
ride. Mr. Wilbur Collins permitted us to take the Kitten across the
grounds. Elmer enjoyed that one.
These moments are always highlights to me since we don’t
have our engine close enough home to enjoy it often.
The Cooking School at Mt. Pleasant was very enlightening and
seemed to be enjoyed by all present.
The last afternoon we shared in seeing an amateur program. Here
we had the privilege of being a judge. Those youngsters surely have
the talent out there
The C. of C. of Mt. Pleasant certainly is to be congratulated.
They realize how a woman’s day is complete when she can go into
stores, especially strange ones and shop. Even just window shopping
is fun. So they furnished bus service free to and from the grounds
every half hour.
The warm, friendly atmosphere was surely contagious in all
directions. It was wonderful to be a part of it at least for
The Presbyterian Church group followed through with this good
feeling by allowing us to use their tent later in the evening of
September 5th to celebrate my boy friend’s seventieth birth
anniversary. I would like to have included all present but this was
impossible. So about 30 of us gathered for a surprise to him. The
usual ice cream and cake was served after which the Gilmar
Johnson’s shared some of their pictures with us. The group gave
Elmer a monetary token and he is now selecting a gift for
It was the first time I’ve ever had the privilege, since
we’re married that I could be with Elmer on his birth
anniversary. So I felt it warranted a little celebration. Hope all
had fun. We did!