| September/October 1958

The Blakers, of Alvordton, Ohio, were making an interesting trip this spring and we asked Mrs. Blaker to give a few words on the trip for our Ladies Page. Here it is:

We were so sorry to have missed them when they visited our home. We hope there will be another time EABLENE

We were certainly sorry that none of your family was at home when we called there April 14 on our way to Philadelphia. I am not sure but it was a good thing, however, as I fear I might have broken the tenth commandment, judging from the covetous feelings I had when I saw your oval marble-topped table through the front window. I am sure that was only a small part of the antiques that grace the house, and which I still hope to see some day when we find you at home.

The events that followed are what I want to tell you about, which show how long the arm of coincidence can be. After we left Enola, we returned for a short time to the Pa. Turnpike, then left it again that we might drive through the beautiful County of Lancaster and see more of the town than is possible from the turnpike. Since we were in rather a hurry to reach LeRoys' daughter's home near Philadelphia, we did not intend to stop at Kinzers nor at the Young establishment. But of course we should have known that it would be impossible for LeRoy to get past without stopping. Imagine our surprise to discover Elmer there, and with him a young man from England who was visiting relatives in the States. Of course the young man was also a steam fan, and we learned from him that he knew the Mr. R. G. Pratt from whom we had obtained the English 'Cookery Books' ir. exchange for our TNT Cook Books. He told us among other things that he was sailing for home on Wednesday aboard the Queen Elizabeth.

Well, we went on our way, assuming that we would never again see the nice young Englishman. But on Wednesday we went to New York, and finding ourselves down near the pier we decided it would be very interesting to go aboard the second largest ship in the world, the Queen Elizabeth. You probably have guessed the next part of this stories, the first person we saw in the huge crowd at the pier was our young Englishman, Mr. Clark. And so while we were waiting to board the ship, we spent the time looking through Mr. Clark's photo album, proving once again that nothing provides closer bonds of fellowship than a shared hobby.

We hope to see you all in June at our Reunion.


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