Greetings, Pals From The Home Front Girls

By Louise Scherbyn

From the March 1943 Issue of Motorcyclist magazine

Hi, You Service Men-

We’re back a gain as promised, hoping you liked the greetings we sent last month. We’re quite proud of you boys in camps and overseas or wherever you’re stationed for the job you’ve been doing. It’s all MIGHTY SWELL and we hope we’ll be seeing you all soon again.

Until six months ago I was on the road with Jimmy Lynch’s Death Dodgers doing cycle stunt riding on the track. My riding has taken me all over the U.S.A. In Harrisburg, Pa. I got a different kind of a job driving a servi-car for a dental laboratory and I like this job very much. A few weeks ago we had snow here 14 inches deep and did I have fun driving in it! I hope the day isn’t far off when you buddies will come sailing home-and ready for the saddle again. Good luck always.

I’ve been riding over a year now and I think there is absolutely nothing like it. I have my own motor, a ‘Forty 45 HD and I wouldn’t give upriding for anything . My husband, Lewis Puckett, the Harley-Davidson dealer here in Orlando has been in the Navy for three months and I am keeping the shop open. I have a mechanic to do the repair work and everything is going swell. I really enjoy shop-tending very much. I think all the girls on the homefront are doing their best to keep things humming while you boys are away. Last September, Ruth Harris of St. Petersburg and I made a trip over to Daytona Beach. She has ridden for years but recently gave up riding to enter the WAAC’s and was lucky enough to be sent to Daytona. We had a swell trip over that day and a wonderful time riding on “world famous Daytona Beach.” We visited all the scenic points of the city, then we had lunch at a restaurant famous for its seafood. All in all, it was a swell trip and when the war is over we plan on taking many more such jaunts and hope to meet other members everywhere.

By Louise Scherbyn
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