SOOT IN THE FLUES


| November/December 1968



Soot In The Flues

Well school bells are just now beckoning the children back to school as we prepare to get the Nov-Dec issue of IMA in the final stages - and so it goes with the jet age - we must be away ahead with our copy and writings to get the magazines to you folks on time.

And spekaing of school I must tell you August 23rd, our eldest son, Eddie, now 25, got his Master's Degree in Health and Physical Education at Stroudsburg State College which we are all quite proud of and I know no one is prouder than he and his family. It's a hard earned award, but I'm sure one well worth it.

Then here on the homefront, Donnie is entering 9th grade and Keli is going into 7th both very important grades in anyone s eyes. Of course Tommie has another year until he will be going to Kindergarten - oh yes - how swiftly the time passes.

We had a nice summer here, spent a few days in Williamsburg, Virginia with daughter Dana and hubby, Bob. While there, we were able to tour Williamsburg and Jamestown - believe me it is well worth any one's time. And my spirit was replenished somewhat as I saw the throngs of people touring these historical sites, for says I to myself - 'If there are these many folks here, surely they must be touring all the other historical places in the United Satest also, and after some of the news we've been hearing lately, I thought nobody cared anymore about the history of our country or our patriotic interest. By darn, everybody can't be uninterested in the nation's past and future. Yes, siree - I still have faith in the core of our society.'

We also took a day and went down Lancaster way and toured some of the spots, one of them being the Strassburg Railroad - took the ride on the old No. 90 which broke no speed records and that's for sure - we all enjoyed it' A few days previously, we had gone to Philadelphia Zoo on the modern electrical M.U. which moved a mite faster I must say. So a few days here and there, a picnic now and then with good friends, quite a few spashes in the pool, two trips to Bangor to visit with Eddie and family and all these little jaunts made for a worthwhile summer in my book.

From time to time now you will be seeing some real 'oldies' in pictures in in the magazine as two boxes of pictures were found that were from many years way back before I ever started with the magazine - some are from you folks that are still sending in and some are from unfamiliar names - but I didn't want to throw them out and I'm sure you'll all appreciate them.