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NORTH NORWAY - Well, this is it folks. The school buses will be running next week when you read this. Take care and remember, lots of them have cameras now, so if you scoot by them illegally you may have your picture taken to show in court.
One should do the right thing whether you get caught or not but the cameras are an added incentive. As always, this summer has flashed by without most of the things getting done that I had vowed to do or have done for us. Hope we have a long fall with nice weather.
David and Joanna Tamminen have sold their summer place and are presently contemplating a truckload of odds and ends they brought back to Yarmouth that were not included in the sale. I know the feeling. I believe there is a box or two stored downstairs from our last move that have never been unpacked. If it wasn’t for curiosity about what might be in them, we should give them to he Salvation Army right now.
We went to the Marine Corps luncheon in Portland, which was poorly attended. Some were away and others ill. Usually things pick up in the fall. While we were down to Portland we went into Target and the Christmas Tree Shop. It would be a good time to do your Christmas shopping as lots of mark-downs. One could make out like a bandit. If you wanted ornaments and knick knacks.
Dell is still having physical therapy on his shoulder and it is helping somewhat. The pain still gets him up at 5 a.m. and the cat thinks that is a good thing. She gets an early breakfast and his company.
There was a lovely Memorial Service for Walter Taft last Saturday. Bagpipes, organ music and New Orleans jazz with great tributes to a man who had many accomplishments. He is missed.
Here is the secret to a long and happy marriage. Don’t argue, just say “Yes, dear”and that is the end of all disagreements as per Wally and Henri Taft. It works. Try it.
Tony, Cheri and Josef Andrews went to the balloon festival in Lewiston and had a good time. Word has it that Josef ate his way through it as there were loads of food vendors. There were such long lines waiting to go up in a balloon that they didn’t attempt it. At least that is their story.
Jane McCann and friend, John, stopped by for a visit this week. Edie McCann is now 105 years young and still lives at home in Blackwood, N.J. She does have someone come in days to do for her but does remarkably well. I talked with Diane Travis in Canada this week. She is now in an assisted living complex that pleases her. She sounded just the same as ever. Lively and cheerful.
The house we live in was designed and built under her supervision. We certainly enjoy it and especially the flowers she planted and we attempt to keep blooming. The white phlox is in full bloom now and this is the first year we haven’t had any powdery mildew. I wanted to talk with her because our book club selection this month is “The Orphan Train” and I recalled that Diane’s sister, a professor at a Canadian college, had been researching their family history. She found out that their grandmother was an orphan and was sent to work on a farm in Canada. She wrote about her grandmother’s life and some pretty bad experiences.
Paula Perham came by to show us her new car. It is a used Toyota Avalon but looks brand new. She is real pleased with it. Real pretty interior with those seat warmers or coolers, whichever, she so desires. She said with her bad back the lumbar support is much appreciated.
The Willards, Al and Nancy, down in Richardson Hollow have been entertaining their grandchildren, Lydia and Riley. Cooper and Ellen flew in with them. Cooper had to go back in a week; Ellen stayed another week and then went back home also, leaving the children in Greenwood. Eventually Ellen flew back and picked up the children to return home. To San Diego, I think I was told. They must have accumulated more than a few frequent flyer miles.
Nancy Willard told me their daughter, Anna, will be home for a visit soon after being in Spain and Italy this summer. She is our claim to fame, an Olympic runner. I was recently quizzed and chagrined to find I did not know the answers to everything.
Here are a few nuggets. According to the 2010 census, the population of Norway is 2048. It was incorporated in 1797. Elevation 383 feet – hope we do not have a tsunami! Land area 5.07 Sq. miles. Oxford County population, 57,833. I still have to research what purpose the county commissioners fulfill and some other things. Hope I am correct so far or I will be hearing about it.
ere is a truism for you. “ A liar needs a good memory. When in doubt, tell the truth.”