Hi! Ladies! Thanks to the man upstairs, almost enough steam in my boiler again to go full speed ahead.
We were able to attend the Stewarts-town fine banquet several weeks ago. It was a pleasure to have one of our secretaries, Iren Gertzen, accompany us. She too enjoyed meeting the lovely folks there, interested in our hobby. The food was delicious, the evening a big success as usual, because of the fellowship with such nice folks.
Last week-end proved to be another big one. The Elmer Schaeffer's and we journeyed to Berryville, Virginia for their banquet. The food was wonderful and as much as you desired. We certainly saw history in the making when they voted and elected for the first time, their set of officers for this coming year. We wish you great success in all your undertakings down there.
After staying in a motel in the city overnight, we journeyed on to Manassas on Sunday. This trip was not pre-planned, but a spur of the moment decision. It was such a beautiful day and as Pauline said at breakfast, 'We'd get home too early'. The Charles Hope's had invited us also to visit, but we felt we didn't care to drive that much in city traffic or that far. We surprised the William Clem's about noon. We hadn't even bothered calling, so we were their guests at a very nice restaurant. Again we had too much to eat, but oh, it was fun. This is the reason our waistlines do not decrease. The Virginian's sure do know how to be hospitable.
This is a small world now. While we were traveling down that way, our daughter Marcia, who is a senior this year in college, came home from Lock Haven. She journeyed on to New Jersey with a car load of women to attend a classmates wedding shower. We didn't get to see much of her last week. This is part of growing up. We each go, most of the time, our own directions which is as you wish it to be. It doesn't seem possible that she'll be out teaching next year this time.
We have been happy to have folks from far and wide stop and visit us and the Korn Krib. Among them are Bob Gregory, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warnock, Illinois; Florence Warnock and Mrs. Ruth Richmond, Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Fletcher and families, all from Caledonia, New York; Mr. and Mrs. William Baldwin, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Brandt also gave us the honor of their presence in our home several Sunday's past. The Harvest Centerpiece she made and brought me was simply lovely. It dons our dining room table now. Anyone of you folks coming near this way, please stop and enjoy it with us.
Our holidays are surely getting closer in a hurry it seems but I love it, don't you. It is such a good feeling. I wish we could carry it in our hearts all year long. This will be the last I talk with you until they pass. May you and yours have a joyous holiday season and the best year yet.