MR. LEONARD VISITS MT. PLEASANT


| January/February 1952


Box 85, Salina, Kansas

I thought the Mt. Pleasant Reunion a success anil enjoyed, every minute of the time  was there. It was worth the 3WI mile drive, through southern luwa, on Highway 31, a narrow crooked hilly road, one of the worst I ever drove.

I went to that Reunion, partly because I wished to meet the Assistant Editor and Editor of THE ALBUM. I was highly pleased to have had that opportunity. It was a pleasure to meet Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Blaker, Fred Kiser, Ray H. Ernst, Grover Caldwell and those who had written me after my articles and other:, who had rend them but hail not written.

Of tile many meetings I have attended, I never attended one where people were more friendly. They seemed the finest people in the world.



One reader of THE ALBUM told how anxiously he awaited my articles and how much he enjoyed reading them, lie said 'I want, you to know it.' His remark was a surprise to me. Those articles, to me, were ordinary and contained little of interest.

One thing happened when I was operating the 6 H.P. Nichols and Shepard engine  pulling. the old overshot cylinder separator, I will be slow to forget. Many had stopped and asked about the engine. A woman from Chicago, not young, stopped. She seemed interested and asked many questions. The afternoon was warm. No drinking water was close. In the conversations I inquired about water. She said nothing and walked away. It was not long  until she returned. In her hand she held a glass fruit jar filled with Mt. Pleasant water and handed it to me. ,V1 y thirst was satisfied. It was nice of her. I would be ungrateful to for/vet her act, soon. I wrote earlier in this letter about the fire ;' people at the Reunion. They were.














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