Barbara A. Tilley
Welcome to October and to all the people that are celebrating their Birthday or Anniversary, may you have a great day and happiness for the coming year.
Cathy Parker is home at the present time as she had been in the hospital for 3 days due to Gall Stones. She will be seeing the Dr. on the 7th. to find out what is next . Wish you well Cathy and may the stones be dissolved.
Condolences to Lois and Sam Gianni of Bowden Point Road. Her son James was killed Sunday Sept. 29th. in Mass. Do not know any thing other than that, as she sent me an Email 4:30 Weds. morning telling me they had gone to Mass. Sunday and had come back home to get some things and then returning back to Mass. that morning. The heartache of losing a child never goes away, you just learn that life goes on and keep that person deep in your heart regardless of how old they are. We should not be burying our children. God Bless you Lois to you and your family.
Pam (Young) Knapp passed away this past week. She is the niece of Linda Bridges and Florence Billado of town. Pam and her parents, Pat and Kenney Young and family lived on Bowden’s Point many years ago. Remember the good memories.
The Clean Up Day for Prospect will be Oct. 12th. They will take most everything from mattresses to tires with out rims. There is a list in the Town Office of all items that they will take. Do not put out electronics or TV’s as they can be taken to Stockton Springs Garage on Cape Jellison Oct. 26th. Get a permit from the Town Office Thursday the 24th. (free) list what you will be taking down and the list will be faxed to Stockton Springs. That will let them know what to expect and also have the permit with you to prove that you are a resident of Prospect.
Our Daughter, Lisa Sutherland, shot her first Bear after spending many hours after work for a week. It was a female and weighed 172 lbs. Her Husband Dwayne was busy at their camp at West Lake getting ready for a new addition to it. She called him and told him he had a job of butchering it. She also got a Moose Permit this year but was not successful so now she is hunting Turkeys and then looking forward to Deer Hunting Season. I always hunted for deer, with some success but never got into hunting the way she has. I always wish her safe hunting regardless whether she gets anything or not. And I wish the same for all Hunter’s this coming deer season.
Have you noticed how nice the Marsh School building looks? The building has been painted and the foundation has been refurbished and next project will be a new ramp and stairs. Hoping to get a Grant for that work. There are 17 windows in the building and the Society are “selling” them for $275.00. This will include scrapping, priming , calking and painting plus a full storm window and a plaque with either your name or name of person or persons to which it will honor. There are 7 windows left to be “sold” and the donation for this is tax deductable. If you want one, please notify Carol Johnson, 567-3371 or send a check to her, 92 Spout Hill Road with information needed for the plaque.
Don and Carol Johnson have returned after two weeks of touring Ireland, England and surrounding Countries. They saw many Castles and the old architecture and an abundance of sheep. Carol and Don spent two days in the Registry searching for information of her ancestors, locating some of the towns where they lived and additional information. She had a grand time but said they drive very fast over there and the roads are so narrow that is can be scary . They were glad to get home but Carol is ready to go back again-maybe I can find a bag big enough so I could go with them. I have always wanted to go to Sligo County in Ireland as that is where many of my ancestors came from. Have passport but can not leave my husband alone that long, so I will rely on hearing them describe Ireland.
Jenn McVeigh was in New York for 6 days. She was there to attend her nephews wedding and to visit with her daughter and family.
There was a Memorial celebrating the life of Richard Gamble of Florida, down at Sandy Point Beach the 13th. Richard lived here in Prospect many years ago and had a family with 2 girls and 1 boy before he moved south and remarried. At the celebration there were cousins meeting cousins for the first time and others that hadn’t seen in many years. Richard died of cancer so can not wish him back but wish him Peace now. Condolences to the family.
Halloween is not far away and Maddie’s Place is announcing a time for the children. They have a flyer in the store that will tell all what will be going on that day and night. The Fire Dept. also will have their Annual Party that night in the Fire Station. It will be a great night for the children between the two.
Oct.12th. will be the last Bean Supper for the year sponsored by the Prospect Community Club. It has been a good year and we have served many wonderful people but now its time to rest the bean cookers and catch our breath before the Hunter’s Breakfast which will be had Nov. 2, 5:00-9:00 AM in the dining room. There will be Ham, Eggs, home fries, toast, Beans, OJ, Blue Berry pancakes or plain, donuts and all the coffee you want all for $7.00 Adults and $2.00 for Children under 12, also a 50-50 at the door. Hope to see you there.
The Historical Society will be meeting Oct. 14th. 7:00 PM in the Community dining room. You are welcome to join in and find out how the various projects are going and what will the 220 Birthday for the town involve.
I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week and please remember those that need a card or a prayer. God Bless you all.