THE LADIES PAGE


| July/August 1958



Mrs. Hampsmire is the wife of a steam engine man and she says she is naturally interested in engines and Reunions. I have a close feeling for them she adds. Other steam engine lovers have encouraged her to write a poem about the engines, so here it is. This poem appeared in the January issue of 'Steam Engines'. It apparently was sent to both publications.

AN ENGINEER'S BEST LOVE

By MRS. SYLVIA HAMPSMIRE, 1865 West Division, Decatur, Illinois

Come fellows, come one, come all,
Bring your steam engines both large and small,
There's a lot of work to be done,
From early morning 'till set of sun.

Some folks call it play, but be what it may
Threshing is a hot job on a summer day.
Separators, tractors, models and all,
Are ever ready to answer a call.

Engines parading around the track one by one,
Is a beautiful sight and a lot of fun.
How1 the engineer likes to blow his whistle when introduced,
And proudly looks at the crowd that cheers and boosts.

The Reeves, Rumely, and Advance are liked by some,
And at a show are always kept on the hum.
The Russell, the Jumbo, the Avery and the Baker
Are certainly each a blue ribbon taker.