Farm Collector


By Staff


We just came back from our first Reunion of the season
Montpelier, Ohio. It surely was a pleasure to see so many of you
again and meet you folks.

Of course, one of the highlights for the Ladies is always the
Cooking School and the Get Acquainted Teas.

Between these two affairs on Thursday afternoon, our President
of TNT gave a brief review of the growth and activities. She said
after 8 years our group has grown from a very small number to
today’s attendance of approximately 90 women. They have been
selling Cook Books to make a little money, which by the way, are
very nice. Our women are responsible for decorating the floats
which are used in the parades. We do have a lot of fun doing them
and riding on them too.

The organization sells name badges for a quarter. They can be
used from year to year. A snack bar is sponsored by us and we have
hopes of it being improved upon gradually. The ladies from the
Hobby Lobby building discussed and displayed some of their work.
Among these were Mrs. Collins specialty of pillows, aprons and many
other items made from Turkish towels Mrs. Jones with ceramics. She
has a shop of her own and also gives lessons. This all started as a
Hobby at first. Her bowls, dishes, animals and salt and pepper
shakers were all lovely.

Mrs. Bucher specialized first in doilies cloths in her spare
time, today she not only has these but many other beautiful pieces
of handiwork to display and sell at our show.

Mrs. Gunn started in 1900 to make doll clothes. Today she is
quite an expert.

Mrs. Tingler’s interest is gathering and selling antiques.
Mrs. Simmons has Edith’s Gift Shop and she had many pretty
articles but most outstanding to me were the ones made from
chenille, such as flowers, dolls and salt and peppers.

There are many others I have not mentioned but very interesting
and worthwhile.

I personally had two big thrills. They were given to me by two
kind men, neither one my husband. First Mr. Earnest Hoffer of
Toledo, Ohio, allowed me to try to drive his Buffalo-Pitts. Gee
Ladies, if you haven’t tried this, you don’t know what you
are missing. Last but not least, Mr. George Green of Lambertville,
New Jersey, took me for a wonderful ride in his 1904 Oldsmobile
down to the city Post Office and home. It sure was smooth
traveling. Thanks to you both.

Hope to see you all soon.

  • Published on Sep 1, 1958
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