By Beverly Ludden
What a week we’ve had on Swanlake. For a week, Lisa, Debbie, Ella, Chris and I stayed the week and the rest (or most) came down now and then. We planned on a big cookout the last night but because of the rain, we ate inside. They all had fun kayaking…even Madyson went out with Dad in her tiny life jacket and had her hands on the paddle helping when they came back in.
Chris and Ella swam 2 or 3 times a day, most everyone took a turn. One night it was so cold we ate all home grown veggies and a nice roast, inside with jackets on! The last night was more of the same with home grown potatoes for a salad (Robert sent down) and pork chops.
One night Lisa, Chris, Ella and I went to Northport and had supper with Rick, Darci, Denise and the kids. What a place to eat outside, the view of Islesboro etc. is so nice.
It was a nice week but also nice to get home and put things away. Have to wash cloths and stock up on bread and so on since been gone for week.
Robert just told me that we got over 3 inches of rain. Said he had to pump some out of his pool. Hope you farmers had your hay all in.
LeeAnn’s college roommate, Hannah, spent a day with us at the lake and then LeeAnn took her to see Gram & Grampa’s horses, to see the high school, across the woods to AJ’s, to see the lower place (where most of her graduation pictures were taken) and then to Uncle Johnny’s to see all the animals which she isn’t used to. Even to the hen house where they saw where we get our breakfast eggs… a typical farmer & city girl. Then they had to leave for Bangor to go to the Kenny Chesney concert with Hannah & her parents, a gift from them. Don’t leave the concert area thinking you’ll be right back, unless you really have to…ask LeeAnn.
The World Series is on and will be for 2 or 3 weeks…they try so hard! Last night a right fielder got a ball hit his way. He thought it was a foul ball, it was hit right on the line, and was called fair. He didn’t hurry over to get it thinking it was a foul and the hitter ended up getting a home run. The right fielder sat right down and cried.
Been watching little league and now the 9 o’clock game has been blocked out. Not sure why, it’s 2 California teams, oh well.
A lot of us are going to Palmyra to sister Shirley’s and husband Leonard’s for a family get together for her birthday. Hope a lot go that she doesn’t get a chance to see. Rebecca, Dana, Robert and kids are putting this together. We’re having a cookout with salads and or course desserts. Shirley said she made 2 or 3 yesterday. People can also see Dana’s apartment at the farm. What a blessing. Hope to see you there.
To Heather Selin on the passing of her Dad in Saskatchewan, Canada. Our thoughts are with you.
Ella and Madyson stayed overnight with Grampa and Nana. Johnny and Debbie were excited to have them both at the same time! AJ and Becca went to the Miranda Lambert concert on the Bangor waterfront.
Polly is at Harbor Hill in Belfast. She’s getting stronger all the time.
This and That
Jackson Pre-School Story Hour is on Friday from 10:00 am - 11:00 a.m. on August 16th. Story hour is held at the Jackson Library on Route 7 behind the Town Office. All Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reminder: The Jackson Book Club is reading "The Mammoth Cheese" by Sheri Holman. The next book club meeting that will be held in September: The book club meets at the Jackson Library on route 7. The Jackson Book Club welcomes new members. For information email Jo Cooley at "email@example.com" or call 722-3362."
BENEFIT: On August 31st from 2:00PM – 9:00PM, at the Jackson Community Center, get ready for some live Music and BBQ Chicken. The Labor Day weekend outdoor event is a fundraiser for the Jackson Community Center. Dinner includes half a Chicken, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, Roll and a drink for $12.00. For BBQ Chicken tickets call Jenny at 722-4228 or Debbie at 722-3195. Rain or Shine, I guess I’ll see you there!
The Milk Room market has fresh corn, meats and veggies. You can purchase your tickets to the BBQ chicken dinner at the Jackson Labor Day event too!! The market is open every weekend, Friday 11 to 6, Saturday 9 to 4 and Sunday 9 to 4.