Gas Engine Magazine and Farm Life News

Anna Mae shares recent gas engine magazine and farm life news with readers, including information on Elmer's health and an easy cake recipe.


| March/April 1967



Smoke Rings

Anna Mae shares farm life news.

ILLUSTRATION: LEWIS H. CLINE

Learn about the latest gas engine magazine and farm life news. 

Well, it's deadline time again and the time limit is coming up fast — and here I sit pondering what to say to you good people in my column this time. I like talking to you folks, but sometimes it is very difficult to find what to say that I think will be of interest to you family members of the GEM. I certainly don't want to bore you, but let's face it, I really don't know too much about the gas hobby other than getting what I can out of it from your articles and pictures. But one thing about it, if you're interested in G.E.M., then I'm interested in you.

Here's the latest Gas Engine Magazine and farm life news. I'm out at Elmer's house right now, as I came out to help him with his column and article — oh, the wording is all his, but I typed it for him to go to the printers. Elmer has been confined in a lot of his activities at the present through his recent illness and as you'll see in his column — he has had several slight strokes and his left side has been afflicted. We're all very hopeful though for his recovery and his spirits are high which is half the battle. Elmer has always had a wonderful philosophy of life and as he signs some of his cards to me when he's away "From the Old Buzzard" — I wouldn't say that in any way but a kindly one — but I always think of a buzzard as being tough and he is tough, so I'm sure he'll lick this battle. He'd be happy to hear from the G.E.M. family.

Right now in our vicinity everything is all white as we have just had a big snow and are really just digging out, but there is already another storm on the way, so we'll have to get these articles finished and make tracks to the printer's before we'll be going by dog-sled. Really, it's not that bad around here yet, but I guess it could be if we keep getting it like the middle states have gotten the "white stuff".

I used to put recipes in my column and I think I'll start again. Here is one for a quick cake. This is the kind you put in the long layer pans.

Quick Cake Recipe

1 box of yellow cake mix
1 box of instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water