Barbara A. Tilley
WOW!! What a winter and its just beginning. I hope that you can stay warm and upright. Terry Attwood was a victim of the ice situation. He fell and tore a muscle off the leg bone and had to have surgery which they tell him will take at least 6 weeks to heal. Wish you well Terry-have to get back on your feet before motorcycle time.
We didn’t have a partridge in a pear tree but we did have 9 turkeys in our flowering crab on the 28th. I tried to get close to them so I could get their picture but they were bailing out of the tree and the cover-it garage so I did get a picture of 5 of them. The Cedar Waxwings will be upset this Spring when they come to get the seeds and find none left. The turkeys looked so comical as they were full grown and the tree is not a big tree.
Ralph and Shirley Carlson returned from a 2 week vacation in Mexico to a cold house. Their furnace had gone out and also there was a foot of snow in their driveway which they had to wade through. What shock after the warmth of Mexico but they have everything going now and don’t want to venture out much in this mess.
All the line crews from Maine and other States are to be thanked for their tirelessly working to get the power back on. The trees were loaded down with ice and that made it very hard for them to make any headway. We have a generator but I felt guilty when I could look down the road and not see any lights on. I had left Christmas afternoon to be with Rosemarie when she had her procedure done on her neck on the 26th. so the dining room wasn’t open. Down in Pittston and Lewiston, there seemed to be a line truck at every side road and then coming back up, I saw many trucks going to different towns. They really worked long and hard and we are thankful for their efforts.
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge closed down Sunday around 10:00 AM because of ice falling down on to vehicles. Who would have believed that would happen and now its open only to be closed again this weekend so they can get the rest of the ice off it.
On Jan. 9th. Laura Emack of Blanket Lane will have her play “Power Play” on the stage in Portland. Laura has been writing for several years and has had her plays produced on stage at the Gracie Theatre and also in New York City. Congratulations Laura. Her husband Jack has worked many hours on the Clark Cemetery this Fall and it was much appreciated.
Our house is banked by the snow that Paul has plowed up against it and actually it is warmer. Our deck was full of snow and I did get the edges shoveled so I could get to the bird feeders after crawling out of the kitchen window but the rest I could not so hired a strapping young man to clear it for us. Thank you Kody.
Jenn and Skip went around town Dec. 27th. with coffee and cookies for the line crews that they could reach. Jenn said that some had tears in their eyes with Thanks. Good job Jenn.
Aubrey Ayers has donated a picture of the 1931 Elementary Class that attended the Ferry School near the corner of the entrance to Bowden’s Point Road. He had identified 4 or 5 of the kids who were relatives and hoping to identify more. The school burned down and the children had to go to school in the Officer’s Quarters at Fort Knox. If anyone has old pictures of people or places here in town that the Historical Society could copy, please let me know. The Society will be planning a 220 year Birthday Party Celebration of the Town this Fall so hoping to get quite a display of items to show in the Marsh School. More on this later.
To everyone celebrating a Birthday or an Anniversary this month, wish you many more.
Paul and I went to our daughter Lisa and husband Dwayne in Bucksport and had Christmas dinner cooked by the power of their generator just like a lot of people were doing. We enjoyed being with them and their children Adam, Sarah and their partners Jeremy and Heather.
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. Beware of all the ice.