By Elmer

We had many good things come to us this Summer and we must tell
you some of them. On our way to Montpelier we visited Clyde
Whitmore, RD 1 Lodi, Ohio and we played with his near perfect Baker
Uniflow. He has a steep bank on his grounds which he climbs and you
know the sound of a uniflow. It did.

At Gilbery Enders, R D 3, Bellevue, Ohio we had another thrill.
Gib fired up the 9 hp Case and the 20 hp Advance Rumely. Mr. Ormann
Keiser was there and we each had an engine to play with. We traded
at times. Gib furnished the wood and water and the good eats. Of
course it was Mrs. Gib (Catherine) who prepared the tempting

At Pinckneyville, Ill., Mr. Fred A. Kommer, 6131 Savio Drive,
St. Louis 23, Mo., permitted me to run his ‘Keck’ around
the grounds. I was a little rough with the throttle but Fred
forgave me and blamed it on the valve. His engine is a thing of
beauty and I believe it was the first ‘Keck’ I ever

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Buescher, R D 3, Edwardsville, Ill., kept my
Grandson and I two days and Oscar took us to the Museum of
Transport, St. Louis, Mo. It is a double pleasure to go with Oscar
because of his experience as an engineer. He explained to us all
the valves and working parts of the engines.

We stopped to see Milford Rees of Franklin, Ill., but he was in
the Hospital. We understand it was for a regular check up. We
surely give him our best wishes and prayers. We then went to our
good friends, Grover and Elsie Caldwell and were entertained for
the night.

On our way to Pontiac we stopped a few minutes at McLean, Ill.,
to see the Roberts. It was a very pleasing visit.

At Pontiac Mr. Bob Keipfer invited me to attend the Breakfast of
Pancakes etc., of his Sunday School Class (Presbyterian). Bob is a
most interested worker of the Pontiac Show. He makes me want to be
a Presbyterian.

Mr. Samuel J. Speers of 522 West Washington St., Pontiac, Ill.,
gave me my Sunday dinner. He is a Real Estate Dealer and a teacher
of a Sunday School class in the Methodist church. He has a very
pleasing personality.

Mr. Ray McCracken of Keosaqua, Iowa gave us a quart of Maple
syrup. That will perk up the breakfast.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Elgar of Mt. Pleasant always invites me out
to dinner on one of the Reunion days. It is always a pleasure to
associate with this congenial couple.

Mr. Iner Linquist, Kahoka, Iowa gave us two large ears of corn
for the crib. Now we will have corn to shell.

Prof. Eiffel Plasterer, R D 5, Huntington, Ind., gave us a
gallon of Sorghum to keep our iron content up to par. He also
included some garden products.

Gilbert Enders, R D 3 Bellevue, Ohio gave us a big helping of
tomatoes, sweet potatoes, grapes peaches, etc.

Thanks to you all. You made life brighter for all of us.

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