SOOT IN THE FLUES


| March/April 1975



SOOT IN THE FLUES

Can you believe?? March-April issue already soon be time for the spring planting! Not only that spring steam-ups how about that? And, then the Steam Reunions so get those details finished on those projects and get your luggage ready good times will be here before you know it.

We had a nice response for our Directory and it will be available in a few weeks - so if you are interested in one get your orders in. $1.00 each plus 25 cents for mailing & handling.

We had a story sent in awhile back with this preface thought you might get a chuckle out of it. 'Please print this story or my husband will kill me! I'm sorry about the delay in submission, but wives are notoriously slow secretaries. Maybe the pay has something to do with it? If you print this, you will make one man very happy and possibly save a marriage and the emotional security of four young children. You can't say no to that, can you?' No, we couldn't and the rticle was printed, but I thought her plea quite humorous, but effective.

Now, while you are waiting for Reunion Festivities and after you come back and have time on your hands, I'd like to ask you to share your culinary arts and hints with us. We are planning in the future to print a Cook Book made up of contributions from our readers of both magazines. All kinds of recipes, Gals Men too, send your favorites to us Desserts, (you can tell what I like just by what I named first) casseroles, meat, vegetables, sandwiches anything you feel is especially good and I'm hoping we come up with some recipes that will be different to many of us. And any good hints you might have also. We'll take a look at all material sent in and see what happens we might end up with a Betty Cooker's Crock Book of our own well, we couldn't very well call it Steam 'N Gas Cook Book could we? (Just having a little fun with the words and I'll be looking for the recipes).

And now onto better writings that the above & some interesting communications from our Family out in Iron-Men Land.

ROBERT S. PAINE, Box 201, South Well Fleet, Massachusetts 02663 shares his hobby ideas with us: 'I am a collector of old 'one lungers' and machinery and of steam engines, boilers, etc. I find a sense of accomplishment when I save from the wreckers and then get the same, It'll never run again, piece of iron purring away just as it should, and I can show it to the scoffers. They are always amazed. I've been seven years rebuilding an 8-ton 1892 0-4-0 Baldwin locomotive, narrow gauge. I calculate two years more and she'll be steamed up and running.' (Then you'll have to send us a picture and story Bob!)