SOOT IN THE FLUES


| March/April 1961



SOOT IN THE FLUES

I was going to say 'When Winter comes can Spring be far behind?' being this is the Spring issue and all that but I just looked out the window and it's snowing it has been snowing for about four hours now it rained all morning and washed all the last snow away and went right into a new snow - so I won't mention anything about Spring yet!

I'd like to thank all you good folks who remembered us with a Christmas card and letters it was so nice to hear from you.

Here's a good word for you ladies who like to embroider if you'll look in Classified Ads, you'll see there a Cross-stitch pattern book written by Mrs. Wilbur Collins of Pontiac, Illinois. We saw many of her items she created when we visited Montpelier last summer. They were quite beautiful so have a look at the Sale Ads.

More interest stirring in Canada with the steam trend. We had a letter from Bill Martin, 25 Division St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Bill is a new subscriber and tells us that in that vicinity they are starting to prepare for a steam threshers reunion there next summer. They have quite a number of engines lined up and hope to have a lot more entries till summer. Good luck with your organization!

Had a nice letter from Lloyd Kolda part of which I would like to quote. 'I enjoy reading the ALBUM very much. I read it from cover to cover and get lots of good out of it. It brings back the old memories of the steam threshers which I used to thresh with before gas took over.

'There seems to be something about the steam engine for anyone who has run or worked with one likes them and if they hear a steam whistle off in a distance, they perk up their ears like a scared rabbit wondering where it is and wanting to see and hear it run. It seems to get into a person's blood and can t be gotten out. Steam engines are gone but not forgotten.'