3500 Eighth Ave, Council Bluffs, Iowa
I didn't get to see any smoke or breathe any oil or good old steam. I started by going to the hospital in January 1967. Back home February and in April I went jet to Washington D. C. Then on to Newport News, Virginia where I saw lots of rail fences and redoubts on battle fields around Williamsburg, Va. and Jamestown, Va. Sure is a beautiful country and lots of water. The James River and Chesapeake Bay leading into the Atlantic Ocean.
Driving back on turnpike from Washington D. C. to Council Bluffs was a nice trip in a new car with my youngest daughter. It was 1,686 miles. Looking at the nice country in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois. We had a nice trip.
I see in November and December Album Mr. Holtcamp's Letter. He had a good clean well taken care of 16HP Gaar Scott which I had the pleasure of running in '65 and '66 four days each year. I sent his girls pictures in with the engine and myself last year.
I sure wasn't able to travel or to handle an engine this year, so Mr. and Mrs. Holtcamp came to see us. Was great to have them here at my home. They are wonderful people, two lovely daughters both in college this year. Am in hopes of seeing them and have the Gaar Scott under my control for at least one day next September at Mt. Pleasant reunion.
What hurts me is some men have a good engine and won't fix them up nor sell them. I would like to have either one or two, I know, and a three month work-out and they would be in show condition the best.
Now, I don't think I could ever do without the Iron Man and am willing to write to anyone that cares to write me. I will still be held down for three to six months before I can drive over 50 miles per day. Doctor's orders so I'll be confined to home this winter.