| May/June 1971

Easter was a great day. First it was a beautiful day -- no snow before or after. I had some of my Ohio relatives with me, including two great granddaughters, Melody and Janice Arter. That is about the same as having an extra steam engine near you.

Then Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Nichols of New York state came down and took supper with us. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shaeffer of Yoe, Pa., came in also. My wife had a good meal for us, and we all seemed to enjoy it. I did not go to be hungry that night. I hope all these folks come back some other time.

Since I wrote you last I had another great grandchild to add to my list. He is from Turbotsville, Pa. This makes my count eight and do I love them!

So many of you remembered me with cards and I greatly appreciate this. Thanks. Elmer

Hi! Nancy here. Spring has finally sprung -- crocus, tulips and daffodils. Ah, the profusion of color. The dreariness of winter is finally behind us. The lazyness of summer to look forward to -- swimming pools and suntans, walks in the woods, ice cream cones and lemonade, cool summer breezes on the front porch in the evening; vacations, shows and reunions.

Taking an interesting and unusual vacation this summer? Tell us about it. Well try to pass it on to all those interested.