Jackson Town News
By Beverly Ludden
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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