Gas Engine Magazine: Holiday 1966 News and Events

Gas Engine Magazine's Ladies Page tells of holiday 1966 news and events for gas engine readers.


| March/April 1966



Farmall Tractor with digger and picker

Courtesy of Sig Jagielski, Grafton, North Dakota.

PHOTO: SIG JAGIELSKI

Ladies Page shares holiday 1966 news and events for Gas Engine Magazine readers. 

Well, we have made it through another holiday season and the tinsel and colored lights are all packed away. It was finally a "White Christmas" in our locality. The snow came late in the day, but it gave everything a more Christmas-sy look, and the children were especially glad to see it come. Here is the latest holiday 1966 news and events for Gas Engine Magazine readers.

New Year's resolutions have been made and most of them already broken, but even if only one is kept, it might make you that much better a person. I have always wanted to keep a diary; maybe this year I'll make it. I have started several and do real well up to maybe February or so. Then other interests take over and one day is missed and then another, until finally it is forgotten altogether.

Recently, I have come across several diaries that have been handed down in our family. One was written by my Great Grandfather in 1869. It is barely readable, as it was written in pencil. I noted that he worked out and his wages were $2.00 per day. I was surprised, as I thought they would be even less than that. Another one that was of great interest to me was written by my Great Grandmother. It tells of the engagement of my parents, their wedding, and my birth. Just the recording of simple everyday events, but of great interest to me.

Things seem real quiet on the gas engine front at the present time. I hear of a few members who have heated garages or basements, that are tinkering, repairing, and painting. Most are just thinking of what they should be doing. Some are swapping and dickering. As soon as the days become a little longer and the sun shines brighter, they will get busy preparing for the various reunions and meets.

The winter meetings of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association are mostly of the family get together type. The people get caught up on the visiting they didn't have time for in the busy summer. We had a Christmas party in December. January is vacation. In February we will see movies, slides, and pictures of various events. This is always of great interest to everyone. Then after that the busy time will begin.