SOOT IN THE FLUES


| March/April 1974



Soot in the flues

March-April issue coming up and I can hardly believe it Middle of March it will be one year already that the magazine is with its new owner and we still have problems in many areas and we ask that you folks bear with us but we really feel things are perkin' along better than those first few months.

The Show Reports are really coming in and we're trying to get them all in the magazines as fast as possible. This goes for the stories also had a few letters inquiring why a story wasn't in Nov. Dec. or Jan. Feb. issue when it had been sent in around October - have patience, please we'll do the best we can, but we cannot put more in than goes in the ordered number of pages for each issue.

And don't forget Fellows, please if you take both magazines - and have been sent an extra September-October Gas Engine Magazine -we'll be most happy to get it back as we are in dire need of them.

I hope you all had a Blessed and Happy Holiday Season and are thriving on the New Year - our Holidays were not so pleasant this year as my Hubby had a heart attack December 17 and was hospitalized for three weeks - he is home now and progressing nicely, but it surely threw everything into a tailspin - and I know many of you will be able to understand how harried our Vacation Days were this year. Ed had been shoveling snow quite awhile, as he has done in all years past, but something went wrong - but we'll not dwell on that now as we are looking forward eagerly to his complete recovery and we are very grateful that it  wasn't much worse. We believe that 'all things work together for good to those that believe in God, and obey his commandments'. So we are truly seeking the Blessing that comes from all adversities. We have much to be thankful for and look ahead to each new day.

We have a lot of Reports in this issue, and a few letters so I'm going on to them as I know you folks are always interested in hearing from fellow readers.

From Fred Gertje, Orofino, Idaho comes the following letter: