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Everything I Need to Know About My Old Iron Hobby I Learned from Kindergarten

| June/July 1998

914 Johnson Creek Walton, West Virginia 25286

Having Madison, my six year old engine buddy, attending kindergarten, and reading the article on 'Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten' by Robert Fulghum, I thought how following the kindergarten rules would improve our gas engine hobby enjoyment and help involve others.

'Show and Tell'

Madison regularly takes pictures, toys or other interesting items to classes to 'Show and Tell.' The key lesson is, take something interesting to see and something to talk about. Our club shows and our individual displays should 'show and tell.'

We must remember that not all attendees are old iron nuts or have any knowledge of our hobby and its place in history.

We should 'show' our items to their best advantage.

1. Have your power plaything operating if possible, because many people have never seen an old tractor, engine or steam engine operate and will be fascinated by its parts and motions and can learn by watching.


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