Jackson Town News

By Sarah Reynolds | Oct 12, 2012

By Beverly Ludden

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Weather

What's happened to our warm weather? Can you believe already we've started up our furnaces? There was frost everywhere this morning. It doesn't seem the leaves are as pretty as usual. Down on Kenney Road, you can see so many hills and mountains, but they're not as pretty. But the mums are everywhere. They are so round the yellow really shows up like half-moon gardens. Judy has a pretty one, there's one at the veterans' memorial, oh, I've seen so many I can't think. And at Kilgour Manor in Brooks there are all colors along the stone wall.

Ball game

It's 7:30 p.m., and I just got home from the little guys' soccer game in Troy. Is it ever cold! I didn't know I was so cold until I got into Lisa's truck. I saw the babies with winter hats and mittens on, some wrapped in blankets. It just can't be time yet.

Supper

Lisa and I were at Robert and Sharon's for supper last night. All the vegetables were our of his garden -- potatoes, carrots, squash, turnips -- to go with clams and lobsters, topped off with apple dumplings. What a meal! Also, there were Jeff and Laurel Eldridge from Florida for a wedding, also Mark Allyn and Chase.

Benefit

On Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. there will be a variety show benefit at the Waldo Town Office for Alcone Cross, who has been fighting cancer to 10 years. She is the sweetest lady you'll ever meet.

Also, best wishes to Donnie Ricker, who is battling this awful ting.

Church

The Jackson Congregational Church celebrated its 200-year anniversary on Saturday. A small crowd attended; I think some forgot. Lisa and I were in Palmyra visiting Shirley.

This and that

Walmart has Christmas things out.

There are 54 percent fewer teen drivers drinking.

They are painting the Hollywood sign you see so much in California. It will take at least 26 gallons on paint.

A family of four wastes at least $600 worth of food a year.

The Red Sox lost 90 ball games hopng for a turnaround.

Jonathan apples are the most popular variety. I don't think I've ever heard of them.

You can soak sliced apples in lemon-lime soda so they won't change color. It won't affect the taste.

Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico.

Skowhegan has the oldest fair in Maine. It was started in 1818.

I need news.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Kimberly Ginn | Oct 14, 2012 10:01

I found a site that tell you all about them just by typing Monarch butterflies fly to Mexico........................



Posted by: Lisa Cooley | Oct 14, 2012 09:08

Beverly, I like your tidbits of information! Now...can you tell me HOW monarch butterflies know where they are flying? I don't think anyone has the answer to that one yet! They're born, say, in Maine, so how do they know how to get there???? "Fly to the Grand Canyon and turn left?" Things that make you go, "Hmmmm...."



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