| January/February 1964

Winston Salem, North Carolina

This year the reunion of the North Carolina Steam Historical Association was practically rained out; although between showers we had saw-milling, wheat threshing and the Baker fan in operation. We had visitors attending from five different states.

We were happy to have Mr. and Mrs. Harry Krantz and daughter, Nancy and Jim Moss, all from Frederick, Maryland visit with us in our home before the show. Don't for once think that Harry and Jim were the only ones to get a thrill out of handling the engines. Nancy Krantz amused everyone by her operating the Case steam engine.

It was so nice that Mr. Ritzman and family also came to the Frontier Village at Boone for the occasion. It is a most wonderful place for a reunion. There are picnic tables by the Creek. Here the Krantz and Ritzmans, along with a group of North Carolina steam enthusiasts, all of whom were previously acquainted, had a most wonderful fellowship over a picnic supper.

Before returning home Mr. Ritzman, Earlene and Marsha visited us in our home. Here it was supper time so Earlene went to the corn patch and pulled the only ear of corn she had ever taken from a stalk. It was quite a thrill to her.

We already knew what Elmer's thrill would be. Again we had a peach cobbler which he called a 'horse pie.' He had liked it so well when he visited us before.