The liberty was taken to disclose the message to Herman Haferman at Welland, Ontario, Canada, on the rear of the postcard for a purpose. Wilton had seen many home talent plays put on at the Pastime Theater under the direction of Mr. John Heft, owner, and Bill Reabe, drummer and actor, who had been on the road professionally with many shows. Bill was an acrobat besides, and played the drums in Joe Prindl’s orchestra, and also played the drums for the theater with Mrs. Arthur Last, pianist, and one of the Orthonormal girls, also a pianist Wilt also played the violin in Prindl’s orchestra with Bill Reable during the summer f 1924 while n vacation from Chicago. Getting back to the Lulu Belle and the Rock River Belle, let me kindly inform you that the whole thing was imposition of pictures from one photo to the other to put the steamboats on the Rock River. Trust me Horicon, I didn’t know this either. Wilton Erdman put this in his writing and most people would say that he was usually up to tricks anyway, well he got us this time. Wilton used to pull pranks when he lived at 318 Walnut St. and Minnie Snyder would say she was used to it back then. An old friend friend of Wilton’s named Alex Mellenthien visited him. They had gone to Horicon High School together and they could recount many episodes with Walter Bussewitz as superintendent. Alex’s’ father, Frank, operated the meat market. Many telephone calls trickled in for Wilts articles to have been written. Once they received call from Gertrude Clifford Quandt, Beaver Dam, and she had liked the stories on older residents from Horicon. She knew some of the men that Wilt had written about and knew about their wheezes, guffaws, and chuckles. Any town years ago that didn’t have a band was considered to be dead from the neck up. The civic bank was the leader in all public functions and parades and gave energy and strength to patriotism, community spirit and enthusiasm. The 1880 Tom Higgins photo of the Horicon Quadrille Band releases some fond memories of years ago. Wilt knew John Little, Dave Yorgey, and George Propst. John Little operated a Coal and Lumber Yard at the northern edge of the Van Brunt Co and Wilt remembered the small office there. Dave was Assistant Superintendent at the VB Co until his retirement and George was wood aftermarket at the the VB Co for years and then later worked in the wood department with Bill Beesie at VB until his retirement. The spectacular parades held on Lake St years ago gave all the people a thrill. As was said, the band led the community with lively tunes to bolster up a happy feeling. Then came the horse carriages or few automobiles depending on the period of time then the Mayor came along on a float then the Horicon Fire Department. Then came the Willard Van Brunt electric car and the Van Brunt workers. Then the floats with decorated vehicles by the local businessmen and then a series of clowns, up to no good, kind of like Wilt.