SOOT IN THE FLUES


| January/February 1969



Soot In The Flues

My Mommy said I wuz to rite you good Poeple and wish you all a Happy Chrismas Season - so here I am looking at you and say in' MERRY CHRISTMAS!

When Mommy had my picture talked, the man wuz go in to take off that hair stikin up on my hed, but Mommy sed not to, cause that's the way it always is -and that's how I really look so to let it that way-and she is rite, cept I do get it cut shorter than this sometimes. This pitcher was took last May and I was over 31/2 years old, but now I'm mutch bigger cause I was 4 on Sep---cain't spell it, wait til I ask Mom- Oh-o.k. - she sez to spel it September 11.

I want you to know I relize a good bit bout this here magazine cause I help Mommy when she works typin and stuf when she drops yur pitchers or letters on the flor - I pik them up! And then too, she shows me all the good ones I lik - lik the ones with horses and one was a dere with a man feeding it - and the stem engines I sorta lik the steam engines but I was out at Elmer's Korn Krim one tim and he left me up on his engine but then he started it and it scard me cause I thot I did something wrong, but my Mom sez not to be scard that he jus has it that yu can turn on a switch and it makes it go -it doesn't go anywhere, but I didn't kno that. Well, lik I sed I help Mommy my Daddy lots - I lik to wurk and I lik to talk, but I don't understand why sometimes my Mom or Dad givs such big sighs-I guess they just get tired quick-don't you

 Well, I think that's enuf from me-so yu all have a Happy Season and a good next yer-and I hope Sana Claus brings something fur all of yu.

And I hope you folks, like us are looking forward to a lovely Christmas Season - I wish all the boys could be home from overseas with their families and maybe God willing this will happen before too long. I don't know, when you start looking around there seems to be so many problems for us to get busy and solve, I surely hope we remember more to call on God to help us - that's the answer you know but too many of us don't go to him enough or try to get our neighbor to seek his help too. We think we can do it all ourselves -and what a mes we've made.

We are very happy that our daughter Dana and hubby, Bob are coming home from Virginia the end of this month-he is to be let out of the Naval Reserves earlier than expected because of the economy cutback, and as far as we know they will be staying with us for a little while until they can get settled again up here.