Family and Friends: That's What It's All About

| July/August 1991

R.R. #3, Box 184, Valley Center, Kansas 67147

August seems to come around sooner each year but that's okay, because it gives us a chance to return to Heatwole Threshing Days near Hutchinson, Minnesota, to visit with family and friends.

My parents had not been able to come to Kansas to see our Baldwin steam locomotive, so in 1990, the locomotive went to Minnesota!!!

There was a very respectful showing of scale Case traction engines at Heatwole again this past year: Mahlon Giffin of Sedgwick, Kansas; Tom and Mary Jordan of Knoxville, Iowa; Melvin and Mark Joenks of Greenville, Iowa; Dick, Lee, and Mary Burd of Canton, South Dakota; plus Bud Flowers of Litchfield, Minnesota were all in attendance with their beautiful models.

Tom and Mary Jordan always add extra spice to their model with the flags always waving plus their unique attire. Thanks to the Jordans for their extra effort.

Heatwole has a fantastic array of gas tractors. Many are from the local area, but many come from a distance for display. Gail and Mel Muhlhausen from Red Wing, Minnesota brought their John Deere for all to drool over. Believe me MUCH TLC had gone into the restoration of their tractor.