Along with regular business, we welcomed two new members to our Branch (aka chapter).
|Branch Governor Jane Schleinzer welcomes new members Sunny Hayes and Elly Rabin
of the Friendship Train. As a thank you ("Merci") the French sent back 49 boxcars filled with sentimental items. One boxcar went to each state (48 at that time in 1949) and one to the District of Columbia. Several of the boxcars are still in existence along with some of the items. It was interesting to learn about this topic that was new to many of us.
|Photo from Library of Congress ( LOT 5899)