Jackson Town News

By Carolyn Zachary | Aug 25, 2014

By Bev Ludden

Little League

…is on and Japan is playing Korea for the Far East championship. The sportsmanship in Japan is unreal. If the coach comes out to talk to them, they take off their hats and they do the same to the umpire. If they hit a player, they go to them and say they are sorry.

When the game is done, they line up facing the other team spectators and remove their hats and bow. Korea does some of it as well.

It’s so nice to see this. In Japan they don’t practice during the week, that’s for learning, but they practice 10 to 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday

It’s a really nice day today. Lisa and Johnny have gone to St Alban’s to help Becky and Ken with their camp. Deb’s working and LeeAnn and Eric are at a horse show in Knox and I’m sure Chris is there, too, smoothing the ring, etc.

Maine

I get the NEA magazine and they listed the top 10 states that have respectable teachers. Maine comes in at #10.

Café closed

Ralph’s Café will be closed Aug. 27-31 for a family wedding. They deserve it — as hard as they work — but what will we do on Thursday with no glazed donuts?!

ALS

How about the money people have raised for ALS with the ice bucket challenge! It’s over $40 million now and growing. It’s nice to see people are trying to help find a cure.

I guess some are against it and I’m not sure why. Seems like a fun way to raise money for a good cause. But I guess there are those who are against a lot of things and only go with what benefits them in some way.

Rita, congratulations on your family. Who knows what the total will be and I’m sure that money will get us that much closer to finding a cure. Nice going, folks.

Interrupt

Now my channel has interrupted Little League for Red Sox, and wants to know if you want to interrupt this program ... Red Sox over Little League, don’t think so. The Red Sox have lost the last six games and given up — as Little League kids are trying so hard. The other day there were around 35,000 people at the game when Philadelphia played Illinois. Philadelphia had the girl who was pitcher, Mo’ne Davis, what a thing!

Farm Days

...was last week. I remember I took LeeAnn and Chris a couple of times. Plus Shirley and Leonard's farm was one of the farms showing folks around. They had T-shirts, there were calves to pat, hay rides, etc. Of course my sister baked and had cow-shaped cookies for the kids. We went to other farms that day, too, and think I took the kids to Clinton. I also know Chris was really little, so it was a while ago as he’s six feet tall now.

Recipe

Thanks, everyone, for the mincemeat recipes. I heard from nine ladies. Thanks Norma, Barbara, Meredith, Angie, Joan, Rena, Dodie, Dorothy and Polly, plus she found an old Farm Journal from 1937, I think, that had a lot in it. Thanks, everyone! Yes, Dodie, we need to go for coffee; Rena, loved the recipes; Dorothy, your note card was so pretty.

School

School will be starting Sept. 2 and 3. So exciting for K and pre-K kids going to school for the first time. K is going to big kids' school, 6th grade to be going to Mount View and freshman now in high school. And gee, seniors, it’s your last year at Mount View, and you older ones who are going off to college and will be away from home for the first time.  Thank God for cell phones, ha. You all have a good year and enjoy it because it won’t be long and you’ll be out of school and trying to find a job.

Call

Lisa just called from Shirley’s. She was picking up a cake for the crew at St. Alban’s. She said they have half the trellis up (whatever). She’s been talking to Aunt Shirley who was resting. At 9 p.m. she called and said they were home. Thank God, I’m an awful worrier. Johnny called and said what a nice day it was and that he met a lot of new folks. Now I can go to bed.

Reminder, now open in Brooks, the Marsh River Co-op. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information during hours, call 722-3053

Have a good week and call me or Deb with news or coming events.

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