Gettin Up Speed with IRENE

Irene

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Strange as it may sound, our three Astronauts have been to the Moon and back since I wrote my last column and I ponder what to write about. That moon event overwhelmed me and I never believed it possible. Don't get the idea either that I have made my reservation to go to the moon because I'm happy here on Earth and too old to take up new ways of living.

So far this summer we have made it to one steam show. The Ritzmans invited my husband and I to go along with them to Stewartstown and I believe it was the hottest day in July. Around 7:00 that evening we had a hard rain, although it dampened the crowd a little, it didn't seem to dampen the spirits. We really enjoyed it and it was a nice show. I always enjoy talking to Mrs. Schaefer and all you other people.

I have a few friends looking for some information and 111 pass it along to you and if you can help I know they will appreciate it. Mr. Leon Meade, Route 1, Box 31, Dewey, Okla. 74029, is trying to get hold of an Operators Manual for a 1919 - 10 hp. Hieder and a 1937 English Fordson. Can you help? Mr. Cliff Wolf, 1031 Grandview, Owatonna

Minn. 55060, states he owns a real nice 6 hp. Galloway Gas Engine, Serial No. 35844. This could be a 7 hp. as some told him they did not make a 6 hp. Any information or data would be greatly appreciated. Mr. Elvin H. Eyler, 3925 Ft. Amanda Rd., Lima, Ohio, has just acquired a 'Fairbanks-Morse' engine, 1? hp. - 500 RPM, Model Z. This is his first attempt to restore one and does anyone know where he might write for information. These are three people you might do a good deed for and get some Brownie points.

I don't like to mention it but when you read this magazine, school bells will probably be ringing again. Where did the summer go? I have been busily sewing for my two daughters and their dresses must be this way and that. You would think it was a style show instead of trying to get some knowledge into their brain. They are good students though so I dare not complain too loudly. The boy is different, while shopping recently, we bought his school wardrobe in half an hour. He isn't sloppy either.

My husband has it made, he retired in May; he is quite a bit older than I am, but it seems to me that now he is more busy than he ever was.

With all the rain we have had during the past two weeks, the grass is just growing like fury, and he sure likes to keep it trimmed, and is there ever plenty of it, almost four acres right now (all told we have 7 acres of ground) and everytime he goes out to mow he cuts more brush down and in several mowings it's lawn, surprises me how that works.

When he isn't doing that there are plenty of other chores to be done, and besides that he works on furnaces, so there is plenty of work to keep him off the street and out of trouble.

Until next time, which will be the Christmas issue, good luck and best wishes to you all.