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NORTH NORWAY — Perhaps there is a drought somewhere in this country but I haven't heard about it. In some ways this weather is just as bad as being snowbound in winter except for warmer temperatures. Cannot get out and do anything without getting wet. Had an appointment with my eye doctor in Portland and it was worse down there. Lucky they had a canopy so I could get out without being soaked. If you get to feeling sorry for yourself as you gimp along, go to any doctors and observe the population, most of which are worse off than you are. Are there no young patients anymore or do they all go to pediatricians?
Rajah just came in here and reminded me forcefully that it is her breakfast time. Dell is at the dentist's so I am in charge of her welfare for a spell. She has a nap after breakfast, then it's lunch time, another nap, then supper and it's bedtime. In the middle of the night she plays. I used to think a burglar had gotten in but a burglar would be more quiet.
Up in Greenwood Shyla has been contributing to the family larder by bringing in mice and attempting to bring in a mole. She has adopted Pat and Charlie, preferring them to a house with dogs in it. She stops in and visits Judi now and then but does not stay. Pat said she had to put on shoes the other day as Shyla was intent on biting her toes. I had a sock with a hole in it the other evening and had discarded my slippers. Rajah was intrigued to see one of my toes peeking out at her. I put my slippers back on before she could try to play catch the toe.
We do not see turkeys now with the hunting season underway. They are hiding somewhere. We do have an Indigo Bunting as well as the usual birds every day.
Had an e-mail from Jane Perham and she is on her way back to Maine after a winter in Arizona. She and the Katz, two cats, one of which rides in her lap, have a long drive and we hope she does not encounter any high water along the way.
We all send condolences to Mike and Rita Perrault, who live up on Noyes Mountain, on the loss of his brother this past week. They are neighbors to my sister and my niece.
Andrea and Dave Lane have had a new septic system put in which is up and running and working fine. They are also having another one installed on another property they own. Bad year for poo for them. Their granddaughter Maya has been very ill and still undergoing testing but we are glad to hear she is doing better.
Paula and Dana are going to be great uncle and aunt again for the ninth time this fall. Niece Hannah and her husband Chris are expecting number three out in Idaho. This will be Owen and Pauline Morgan's 10th great-grandchild.
Now that school is almost over we are looking forward to seeing Russell now and then. We have missed his visits.
The Perham family turned out to hear Frank being honored at the Mineral Symposium in Augusta last Saturday. Tricia and Katri came up from Massachusetts and after a luncheon at Cafe Nomad, Mary, Dana, Paula, Kari and Tricia, Paul and Brenda headed for Augusta, picking up Zach along the way. They took in the program by Gary Freeman on "Recent Mineral Discoveries at Mt. Mica, Paris Hill, Maine" and then William Simmons started his tribute to Frank Perham, "A Legendary Maine Pegmatite Miner," which consisted of pictures and narration. Some of the pictures are from a book that is being written. It was a presentation that left Frank speechless. Hard to believe, huh. Many of Frank and Mary's friends that aren't rockhounds showed up to hear the tribute, which was very gratifying.
Pat and Charlie Verrill took daughter Margaret to supper for her birthday and later they sat around the fireplace and caught up on the news from three granddaughters and six great-grands. All doing well.
Wednesday Pat attended the Hospice volunteer recognition luncheon at Bethel Inn. She was recognized for five years of service. Friday Pat and Charlie went up to Roosters Roadhouse for lunch and then to Pooh Corner to spend her Mothers Day gift card. Came back with some nice plants. Saturday they always go to the Farmers Market in So. Paris for those home grown donuts among other things. They got some parsnips and shared them with us. Dell loves parsnips. If you go by Pat and Charlie's you will note that R.D. and his bride are home with a young one who stays in the training pool (birdbath). They are a curious yellow color so you cannot miss them.
Tony Andrews' son, Erroll, made the Dean's List and is taking four courses this summer. Deven and Judi's son, Ian, got a 4 point average and will be taking two courses this summer. Congratulations to both of them.
I will not comment on the state of our country except to give you this quote. "Dear future generations. Please accept our apologies. We were roaring drunk on petroleum." Kurt Vonnegut