SOOT IN THE FLUES


| January/February 1978



Soot In The Flues

A Happy New Year to each one of you and may God Bless You the whole year through! And here is a worthwhile poem that applies to each of us: It is appropriately called

NEW BEGINNINGS

How often we wish for another
chance to make a free beginning,
A chance to blot out our mistakes and
change failure into winning
And it does not take a new year to
make a brand new start,
It only takes the deep desire to try with
all our heart
To live a little better and to always be
forgiving
And to add a little 'sunshine' to the
world in which we're living
So never give up in despair and think
that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow and a
chance to start anew.
Helen Steiner Rice

Isn't that beautiful? Helen Steiner Rice has certainly been given a gift from God to write such inspirational poetry her writings are so heartwarming and consoling.

Well, here we are heading into another year and only God knows what the future holds for each of us May we walk boldly forth in His abundant Life, His love and Blessings in whatever we face just wish for you in '78 your year will be great. By the way, how about some of you experienced threshermen writing in some of those stories you always meant to send, but just never get around to it. And this goes for the newcomers too we welcome your thoughts and articles that's what makes our Iron-Men Family so much like a Family.

And now onto the letters from some of our members