This May's issue is significantly larger than our May issues have been in the past, and we are all pleased to have gotten it to the printer on time! When GEM became a monthly with the May 1985 issue, there were 64 pages in the magazine compared to the 96 we have this month, this year! We are trying to keep up with the growth in the number of pages, and hope you will be patient with us, as our printer has shortened our deadlines this year. It is an enormous help to us if you are able to send your ads in to us ahead of the deadline, and we really appreciate any effort you can make towards doing this, particularly during spring and summer issues.
We expect work on our Collectors' Network to be done in another month or so, and think those of you involved in this will be pleased with the result. For us, it has been a fascinating introduction to each of you and your different interests.
Plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the tractor? We'd like to do some extra color pictures, and we'd especially like to start with the oldest tractors we can. If you've got something to contribute here, either in the form of photos or club news, please send it to us, and we'll see what we can put together.
And now that the spring thaw has come, enjoy all the swap meets and auctions that are advertised in this issue