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Aunt Polly

Hello folks,

Sorry it's been awhile. I've been as busy as a beaver chuckn' wood. I harvested a crop of tomatoes, green beans, onions, sweet corn, zucchini, potatoes and more. I've put up a lot of food for this upcoming winter. I have even picked up firewood from old Mister Eugene Henry and it's all piled up in my wood shed for the winter. Cold weather will be here before ya know it and it could be an extra cold winter. I guess we could use a good hard freeze to kill some of those pesty bugs and nasty viruses going around. I'm thinking the secret could be is to keep a good breeze going through-out your house in the winter and not make it too warm.

Ethel said she wanted to help me prepare for winter but she went with cousin Lulabell Schwarck up north to Mabel, to their 69th Annual Steam Engine Days. It's a small quaint town in the SE corner of Minnesota, surrounded by rolling hills, streams and rich farmland. Ethel said the beans were all golden, and fields looked like patchwork. Mabel has a school K-12 all in one place and it is a friendly town! She joined folks sitting along the streets to visit and watch the long parade of tractors led by old steam powered Rumley Advance and Case tractors. An old calliope followed that the Toot & Whistle Club got running for the first time in 10 years. Ethel said farmers were beginning harvest. Mister Henry said, as he dropped off my firewood, that farmers were beginning harvest here, too.

There are lots going on this falI. I sure hope to see you all in Stronghurst at the Fall Festival and bank open house. It should be fun!

-Love, Aunt Polly