Jackson Town News
By Beverly Ludden
My gosh, the sun is shining! It sure seems nice, as I sit here having a cup of coffee and watching "Bill Green's Maine" (I didn't know it was on Saturday morning). They've been talking about the "Maine Game Warden Show." It's great -- on Animal Planet (channel 282 on my TV). On Friday night he said he thought it was shown Thursday, but look for it. You feel like you're in the woods with them. Getting to the sun, my eaves are dripping out back.
Doesn't this sun seem great? I don't feel all that great; I don't know why or where, I just don't. I've been sitting here watching QVC, "In the Kitchen With Daniel." I watch it every Sunday. I've done well so far -- I did buy one thing for my daughter for her birthday or Mother's Day (they're the same weekend), so I'm doing well for me.
With the weather being so nice, maybe the syrup or sap will run. I don't know how cold it was last night, so to make it run today. Many are tapping their trees. My brother is doing it for the first time in quite a few years because he's been in Florida. Kinney's has a sign out. I took a busload of kids there a few years ago. It's quite a place. They will have an open house soon.
We were lucky we didn't get the last storm. People in Boston and New York weren't so lucky, and those on the beach weren't so lucky. There were more than 2,000 planes grounded. The airports must have been crowded. I watched it also on the Weather Channel. They really showed it everywhere.
New TSA rules
So anyone can take a certain size knife on a plane. Why? It was going OK as it was; why change it? You can now take a baseball bat, a golf club, a hockey stick or a cue stick. Why change it?
As always, I watched Paula Dean's cooking show. I love it. Now her son has a show, "Not My Mother's Cooking." The way he can cut a recipe on calories and fat content. His mom has diabetes, so that's why he started the show. It's very interesting how he can cut it.
So Sen. Susan Collins just served a lunch for many in Washington of Maine lobster salad, Maine potato chips, Maine blueberry pie. Maybe a few more will agree if they eat our food. Gee, they've stopped D.C. tours. There was a family that planned and saved for a year, but they were told no. Warships have been parked. What are they thinking for trouble? Even the Thunderbirds' air show has been canceled.
I found a baseball classic on TV, with teams from all over -- the U.S., Spain, Puerto Rico. They had one awful fight in one game and 10 players were kicked out. That's sad.
Sympathy goes to Donna Shute and her family on eh death of her dad, Ernest Tweedie.
Gee, there's going to be a lot of concerts at the Bangor waterfront. This is besides the big thing in August. I can't recall what it's called.
The Jackson Learning Center and Historical Society (library) would like to offer a book club to the community. It would be a get-together of local folks to discuss a book of their choosing. The club would meet to discuss possible books to read and set up a monthly meeting schedule. Those who are interested should email Jo Cooley at email@example.com or call her at 722-3362. All interested people are welcome. Also, library cards for non-residents of Jackson are available at the Town Office for $10.
It was great that the 17-year-old skier was found OK. I think some of his family were very rude. A lot of people wanted to wish him well, but they took him out the back door. It wasn't like he was on a stretcher. One person bought grapes and a whoopie pie, but the family wouldn't take it. They almost knocked it away. It just shows the difference between maine people and Massachusetts people. So many Maine people helped find the boy, with probably no thanks.
Did you know a family of four wastes at least $600 worth of food a year?
Happy birthday to Helda Sheldon on her 96th birthday. I believe I had her once for a teacher.
Town meeting will be over when this comes out.
I hope Unity correspondent Sonia Antunes enjoys all her babies.