Hope your summer has been as pleasant as ours. I can t believe
it is over, except I m once more back in my school room with 20
youngsters facing me five days each week.
We say as we’ve said many times before, each show we attend
is just delightful in its own way as another. Each one is different
– no two are alike but always good and enjoyable.
The show on Jimmy Layton’s farm in Maryland was quite a
surprise. We never realized there would be such a large gathering
of machinery and people. We had a wonderful time among all our good
friends and engines.
The chicken corn soup supplied by Anna Brandt from Bainbridge
fed a large group of us for Saturday evening meal. Need to say it
was delicious. Thanks Anna!
The next week found us journeying to Canandaigua, New York with
the Elmer Schaefers again. They have been kind to take us along in
their car so I would not have to drive on these weekend trips. They
are most pleasant folks to be in their company.
Amos Brandt say to it that my Elmer got on his Huber to drive it
in the parade Sunday. Of course this was a thrill for my hubby. He
doesn’t get such an opportunity too often.
It was also good to hear Dayton Nichols announce the parade. He
does such a splendid job on the mike.
Thanks to him, 12 of us enjoyed a delicious meal together Sunday
evening at a nearby restaurant after the show.
The following Thursday we drove to Kinzer for the three days
Reunions. This group has surely expanded in size by adding
buildings and machinery. It is wonderful to see this progress. Good
Luck to them and hope it continues.
Mr. Merle Newkirk from Midland, Michigan, invited us along with
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schaefer and Mr. Walter Carson, Auburn, Michigan
to have dinner with him after the show Saturday. This too was a
nice experience. We appreciate his kindnesses. Thanks Merle!
A very hard rain came just about the time we were getting ready
to come home from Kinzer. All our friends helped to gather our
belongings together. ___