The Ladies Page


| November/December 1968



TRI-STATERS

Courtesy of Joe Fahnestock, Union City, Indiana 47390

Joe Fahnestock

Forest Grove Trailer Park Ontario,N.Y.14519

As I am writing this, we are enjoying some of the most perfect weather that we have had all summer. Day time temperatures are in the eighties with the nights in the sixties. In traveling around the countryside, we notice that the flowers are in full bloom and more beautiful than at any other time. All to soon, and it can happen any time now, here in the North-east, Jack Frost will arrive, and then the winter snows will come.

We have attended several Reunions this summer, the first being our own Pioneer Gas Engine Association show at Fairville, N.Y. We had some tough luck with the main highway being under construction, and some of the exhibitors and visitors becoming lost on the detours. But, now, we can look forward to next year when there will be a nice new road. There were more engines and equipment displayed than ever before, so we consider it a very successful show.

Then, there was the Pagent of Steam at Canandaigua. There was a very hard rain on Friday, so the grounds were wet and muddy on Saturday, but fairly dry on Sunday. They had the usual good crowd that steam always attracts. We talked with Rev. Ritzman for a little but missed seeing the Mrs. but we were happy that they were able to make the trip.

The next show was the Tioga Early Days' Reunion near Mansfield, in the hills of Northern Pennsylvania. This is about 120 miles from home, so we made it an overnight trip, and were there for two days. We took along our trailer with four engines and really enjoyed ourselves getting to know some of the people better.

TRI-STATERS ARE RELIGIOUS TOO-AII Spark Plugs always 'tend Sunday morning worship at Tri-State. Here they are shown listening attentively to Chaplain Rev. Lillie Black Mote, who told them they can 'enjoy their engines without using the Lord's name in vain'. And they did.