EARLENE

By Staff
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Hi Ladies!

Here we are already with a big reunion experience all over at
Wauseon, Ohio, and it was just that, a big one, in more ways than
one.

The 25 years sure brought progress and success. Of course under
the capable leadership of Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Blaker was almost
certain to be such. Congratulations to both of them for a fine and
hard job well done.

Mrs. Catherine Enders, widow of Gilbert, from West Lodi, came on
Saturday, it was such a nice surprise to see her. She is one sweet,
gracious lady. We had many happy moments in their home. May the
loneliness she is experiencing now slip quickly away and may she
find peace and happiness in the near future.

Mrs. Fern Bloom, another fine widow, of a steam engine
enthusiast, was present. She looked wonderful and it was so good to
see her once more.

In fact it was a joy to see all of our old friends again from
the Western section of our country. We seldom see them except by
going to Ohio. Each year we always meet new ones which is always
most interesting.

We were sorry we could not accept the invitation of our friends,
Mr. & Mrs. Amos Brandt, to visit the Huber factory in Marion,
Ohio. She has called us since we are home and told us they were
showered with delightful hospitality and it was a rewarding
experience. Too bad we had to miss it.

We returned home just in time to give our daughter last minute
help in packing, for her trip to Europe. Marsha left Saturday for a
three week visit of nine different countries. I think Elmer and I
was almost as thrilled as she in anticipation. I still have to
pinch myself to realize our own gal saved enough pennies all Winter
plus had the initiative to take such a voyage. She and her roommate
from college went with a regularly planned tour. On to be young
again.

 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hartwig, of Flint, Michigan paid us
an unexpected but pleasant visit this past week. They had been to
Kinzer and other places of interest in this vicinity. We were happy
‘they looked us up’. Hope we didn’t disappoint them in
their efforts. Sorry Elmer had to be out with his secretary at the
time on business and did not get to meet them.

Mr. Hartwig has contributed a number of times to the magazines
with articles and pictures, for this we are most grateful.

Only because of the magazines were we given the happy occasion
of visits of nearby visitors, Mr. & Mrs. John Baish, who live
in Mechanicsburg, Penna. They take the magazine and were interested
enough to stop and get acquainted. For this sort of experience we
are always glad.

Mr. Dwayne Croyle from another town nearby, Camp Hill, brought
his father, Mr. Lloyd S. Croyle to see us. He lives in Hollsopple,
Penna. and was visiting his son. The older gentleman takes the
magazine and wanted to see from where it came. It was nice to meet
both of them.

Gladys and Dayton Nichols of Stafford, N.Y. stopped over
Memorial Day week-end and had coffee and doughnuts with us for
Sunday morning breakfast before starting back home. It is always
good to be with them.

Sorry I was out when Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Brown of Plant City,
Florida stopped to see us on their way to New York to spend the
summer. Elmer at least got to say Hello to them. We hope to see
them at the New York show.

Hope to see you at a Reunion in the next few weeks.

‘To Expect the best of life to occur when you are past
seventy is a hopeless wish, in my opinion.’

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