SOOT IN THE FLUES


| January/February 1975


 Hi! A Happy Day to you as you pick up your Iron-Men Album -G 'wan go sit down and take a peek at itperhaps a cup of coffee would enrich the moment - and like I said - Sit down, cause the price went up (so what else is new? -there's just no other way, Family -and we hope you will stick with us. We love you and hope to bring you more enjoyment as to the best of our abilities with the magazine).

And don't forget, if you know of anyone that would like to have their Club, Show, Bee, Museum or what-have-you (pertaining to steam or gas), listed in our directory, please let us hear from you as we are going to try and get this booklet out early in the year for your convenience. We would like Name, Address of show or site of museum, Dates for events and a person to get in touch with if necessary.

Good News - Mrs. Ritzman is out of the hospital and up and around -doing real well but it will take a while to recuperate fully. She had another back operation, that's two in ten months, and so naturally it will take a while to heal properly.

Our Editor Gerry Lestz and wife have just returned from a two-week vacation, but we'll hear more of that later - Gerry has promised us a story - which I'm sure will be interesting. Has some steam notes of interest in it.

Our Tommy was busy with the Halloween Season - he wanted to dress as Uncle Sam this year so the sewing machine was busy turning out a red, white and blue outfit, topped off with cotton eyebrows and goatee beard, he looked quite the part - in one parade he and nephew, Ryan, (who dressed as G.I.Joe) walked together and won a prize - they each received $1.00. Then in another parade, Tommy decorated his bike red, white and blue and rode in the parade. An appropriate sign 'Don't Be Fuelish' added to the costume and he captured a silver dollar. Enough of that - but I thought it might bring back some warm memories to you folks, of your children's earlier days onto the letters at hand

ELSNER MACHACEK, 714 Union Street, Northfield, Minnesota 55057 would like to know of someone that has information on a Standard two-wheel garden tractor-walking type. This tractor was made in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is mounted on steel wheels. I need information on how the plow and cultivator was mounted. Maybe a picture of the hook-up would do the trick.






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