SOOT IN THE FLUES


| November/December 1980



Soot in the flues

Hi! How are all the steam engine enthusiasts? With the November-December issue means shed time for most of the engines. Shows are about over now and you will soon be looking at instructions to build a miniature steam engine, or restore a terrific engine back to its original beauty. Or perhaps it is just one part of an engine you want to improve whatever, the winter is the time the work is done on this interesting hobby. And as you tinker and shine away, the action is already taking place in the different areas to have a bigger and better show next year. Enjoy your hobby and we'll all look forward to next year's activities and the satisfaction they bring who knows, maybe we'll be able to get to a few shows in the coming year my hubby is now retired and we'll maybe be able to travel to some of the get-togethers.

And we are now into the fall season, and I know many of our Iron-Men Family have other hobbies too, such as hunting, etc. Our son, Tommy is very interested in trapping, fishing and hunting. But not only that, it is now into the Holiday Season (where, or where did 1980 go?).

This is a beautiful time of year for families and people the world over; but we forget sometimes that everyone is not fortunate in having a family, or even one good friend and therefore, it can be a very lonely and unhappy time. So many of us are so blessed, let us take time to share our time with those less fortunate and not just over the Holiday Season, but each day of the year.

And now onto the letters we do not have as much correspondence for the column this time, so come on fell as, get those letters in to me, or the column will suffer.

Commenting on the magazine, this letter comes from DEL SEUSER, Route 2, Box 143, Leaven-worth, Kansas 66048: 'It seems I ran out of steam (subscription) all right the magazine certainly isn't though. It seems like the stories get better and better. Like the boys around Hugo, Illinois, there is no more close fellowship than around a group of engine and sawmill men.

The winter's work will be coming out at the shows this summer sure hope everyone has a good year. You folks are doing an excellent job with the Album hope to see some of you this year.'