Spring is starting to spring up. Seven Canada geese are flying back and forth over our back field, buds are growing on the lilacs and white poplar trees and the red winged blackbirds are back to our deck in search of food. The official first day of spring is March 20.
Condolences to Debbie and Roger Brown of Bowden’s Point. Debbie’s father, Dennis Farnham, of Penobscot, passed away the other day. May only happy memories help you get through the coming days.
Monday night we had to have our dog, Pal, euthanized, as he could hardly walk, and since he was so heavy and had tested positive for Lyme Disease, we could not see him suffer anymore. We had taken him to the vet last Friday and he was X-rayed and they found that his hips and hocks had serious arthritis. When we brought him home, he wouldn’t get out of the back seat of my car and stayed there all night long. He had managed to get out and was lying on the floor of the garage at 6 a.m. I finally did get him to get up and come into the house, and he collapsed on the kitchen floor. We were fortunate to find a vet who would come to the house and euthanize him the following Monday night, as it was the only humane thing to do for him. I sat up with him until 3:30 a.m. Saturday night trying to comfort him. He was a good dog to Paul and me, and he knew he was loved and spoiled. If you want to know the vet’s name and number, give me a call.
Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, the 17th. I once saw a parade on that day in San Diego which was the longest parade that I had ever seen, and what impressed me the most was a large group of Irish setters wearing green ribbons and holding their heads high proudly.
Remember that election of officers for selectman and road commissioner will be March 29 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Town Office, and the town meeting will be the next day starting at 9 a.m. in the fire house. The members of the Budget Committee and the selectmen had their final meeting and are ready for town meeting. They still haven’t heard much about what the state will or won’t do, so they feel it won’t affect the town until at least January; then we'll see what will take place.
Mary Brown, LPN, was a guest at the Community Club meeting last night and talked about osteoporosis risks, prevention and treatments to a small turnout, but it was interesting and she gave us a test to see what we had learned from the presentation. Thank you, Mary, and good luck in your future studies.
I want to wish you all a safe and healthy week, and please remember those who need a card or a prayer. God bless you all.