| May/June 1980

If you think that is a stained glass picture, you are right.

It's called 'Dear John,' and it is the work of Linda Strauss, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Not many tractors are immortalized in a stained glass panel, but there is one which made it-a John Deere which has a nostalgic appeal for the young woman who executed the picture shown on our cover

Linda Wenger, growing up in the town of Strasburg, Pennsylvania, lived next door to a John Deere dealer. Years later, as Linda Strauss, a talented artist in glass, she chose a 'Dear John' as a subject.

'It's the model that was current when I was a youngster,' she commented in her studio on West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she is surrounded by many of her other artistic productions.

'When you're young, it's attractive to see the green body and the yellow wheels. I enjoyed even touching the tread of the tires.'