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December 25, 2013

Read the notes from the latest club board meeting on November 2, 2013.


November 19, 2013

As featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Air Cooled News: the Adams-Farwell. Featured here, a link to full screen video of the only Adams-Farwell left in existence.


November 18, 2013

Read an article about the Franklin Museum, "Franklin Auto Museum is a Tucson treat".


November 2013

Read the Fall 2013 issue of The Franklin Line, HHFC Midwest Region Newsletter.


November 6, 2013

In Memoriam: Anna May Miller

Anna May Miller, 73, of Emmaus, died October 24, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Timothy W. Miller. Born in Cape May, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Sven and May (Jefferis) Long. She was a graduate of Wildwood High School and American University. She was a Medical Technologist, working at hospitals in Washington D.C., Troy, NY, Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Buffalo, NY, and Cedarbrook Nursing Home for 20 years, retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. Georges Episcopal Church, Hellertown. She was a longtime supporter of the VNA Auxiliary and the Allentown Art Museum.

Survivors: husband, Timothy W. Miller; son, Andrew Miller of Bethlehem; daughters, Abigail DeLuca of Florence, Italy and Amy Miller of Emmaus; grandchildren, Lorenzo and Emily.

Services: Memorial Services Monday, October 28, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Georges Episcopal Church, 735 Delaware Ave., Hellertown, PA 18055. Interment will follow in the church memorial garden. Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Georges Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Online obituary.


October 21, 2013

Update on Roy Nelson

Roy's heart is healing. He has 75% heart function and is feeling much better. However, he had serious complications from blood thinners resulting in clots that continuously settled in his right foot. After 3 unsuccessful surgeries to solve the clotting issue, Roy's right foot was amputated on Oct. 11. He has been in touch with friends; seems to be in good spirits; said he is hopeful for a good fit regarding a future prosthesis and plans to drive again and get back to normal life. He will go to a rehab facility near Lee and Nancy for recovery and therapy. Then he'll move temporarily to their new Franklin building where he has access to a one-level living space. At this writing, he will be in the hospital a few more weeks. Mail can be sent to his home address: 511 E. 7th St., Lockport, IL 60441. We all wish Roy the very best as he recovers.

September 27, 2013

Roy Nelson, faithful Franklin member and active Midwest Region member, suffered a major heart attack and has been hospitalized since Friday, Sept 20, 2013. He had a collapsed artery and reduced heart function when admitted to the emergency room. He is improving daily and future tests will determine the next steps in his recovery process. At this writing, he is resting comfortably and in very good spirits. He is at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oaklawn, IL. Roy would welcome your calls. The hospital number is 708-684-8000. They will transfer your call or give you Roy's direct number. Cards may be sent to Roy c/o Lee Nelson, 522 S. Washington St., Lockport, IL 60441.


October 21, 2013

Photos from Hershey

Despite the rain, a lot of nice Franklin folks dropped by RNE10, even from as far away as Fairbanks, Alaska! Recognize anyone?

The Franklin kids Friday frankfurter lunch was great fun!


September 28, 2013

In the news: Fourteen fine old Franklin automobiles, The Providence Journal. more...


September 13, 2013

Read the notes from the quarterly board meeting on August 4, 2014 and the annual board meeting on August 5, 2013.


September 4, 2013

From Jeff and Joan Hasslen.

We are sorry to pass along the sad news that a dear member of our Franklin family has died. Alice Gray, wife of Henry Gray (Bloomington, Indiana), passed away August 13, 2013 from cancer. Alice was a faithful Franklin supporter and active Midwest Region member. She and Henry attended many Treks, Midwest Meets and Westreks—always driving their Franklin across the country. Henry writes "those that knew Alice will recall her calm and implicit faith in my restoration abilities (?!)".

Alice was a special woman—an inspiration to all who knew her—caring, understanding, loving. She was a dear friend with a listening ear and a sweet smile. Her knowledge and love of nature was shared with many and appreciated by all. Alice lived her life with a gracious and generous heart. She will remain in our memory always. Obituary.


August 24, 2013

From Joan Hasslen.

With heavy hearts we pass on some sad news. Roline Milne, wife of Dennie Milne, passed away in her sleep on July 25, 2013. Roline was an active member and loyal supporter of our Midwest Region who also attended many Franklin Treks. She was always kind, thoughtful, a hard worker, a quiet but strong woman, a good listener and a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed and we send our sincerest sympathy to Dennie, their children and the entire Milne family. (Roline was the daughter-in-law of Franklin members Don and Carole Milne.) Cards may be sent to Dennie Milne, 246 Huron Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Obituary.


August 24, 2013

Read the Midwest Region Spring Newsletter.


July 4, 2013

In Memoriam: Helen "Dodie" Doake

Helen "Dodie" Victoria (Koziol) Doake, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at Governors Center in Westfield, MA. She was born in Westfield on May 11, 1939, the daughter of Helene & Adolph "AJ" Koziol. She is survived by her husband, Stevenson M. Doake, her daughter Dodie Doake and her husband Paul White of Westfield, and two grandsons Raymond S. & Alexander M. Flagg. Helen's daughter Diane predeceased her in 1975.

Helen was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling to WIBC tournaments with teammates and friends. She belonged to the Western MA & CT chapters of the Model A and Model T antique car clubs, going on antique car runs with her husband. She also loved to do arts and crafts, watch her grandson Alex play youth football, and reminisce with her best friend since childhood, Jennifer Scanlon. She worked in the family business, Royal Service, for many years. She was a communicant of St Joseph's Polish National Catholic Church.

Calling hours will be Monday, July 8, 2013 from 6-8pm at Firtion Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Shriners' Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104 or the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, 110 Cherry St, Holyoke, MA 01040. firtionadams.com


June 7, 2013

Read the notes from the latest club board meeting on April 27, 2013.


February 2013

Read the notes from the quarterly board meeting on February 2, 2013.


January 24, 2013

Check out the article in the January 17th issue of Old Cars Weekly about Bart Carlson and his 1905 Franklin.