As we go to press this month, we have some sad news to pass along to our readers. Anna Mae Branyan, who for many years wrote the Smoke Rings column in this magazine, has passed away unexpectedly. Although Anna Mae had numerous health challenges, she valiantly met them, holding steadfastly to her very powerful Christian faith. She was an inspiration to all of us at Stemgas, and we will tell you more about her and her family in our next issue.
Anna Mae's passing is a reminder to us of the great value of the warm fellowship shared by readers and contributors to this magazine. Gas engines and tractors may be the common threads shared, but the long and cherished friendships developed through working together are so important.