by Tom Seymour
Thanksgiving Day 2013 was clear and cold, a welcome break after the wind and rain of the day before. I spent my Thanksgiving afternoon with friends Ray and Andrea Maguire at their place in Brooks. Andrea put up a fantastic meal and the two of them made certain that I ate my fill. They didn’t need to twist my arm, either. It was a pleasant time spent with good friends.
Next, Louise Shorette wishes to invite Waldo residents to a potluck dinner to be held at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Community Center on Saturday, Dec 7. Louise will show images of her trip to Labrador and Newfoundland on the vessel, The Wanderbird. All are welcome, Louise says.
Matthew Weaver of Weaver’s Roadside Variety announces that the store had tagged 36 deer as of Friday, Nov. 29. Next week’s Pa’tridge Prediction will wind up the deer tagging statistics for 2013 open firearm season on deer.
After that, if snow holds off, hunters may have luck by revisiting upland bird covers. The season on grouse continues through December. So while an arthritic back puts a crimp in my deer hunting – it makes it hard for me to sit motionless on a stand for any length of time, I can still walk through alder covers as always. Perhaps a Christmas pa’tridge is in the works for me.
This weekly quote is a short excerpt from “Scotland for Beginners,” by Rupert Besley. More to the point, a friend from the Scottish Highlands often mentioned how much Waldo County, Maine, reminded him of his Highland home. It seems the two places do have much in common. Here is a conversion table of distances, from Scottish to English. It would be ever-so-easy to put Maine in the place of Scotland:
1 mile – 4 ¾ miles
No far – several miles
A wee way – several more miles.
I’ll offer one more of Besley’s tables around Christmastime. Meanwhile, have a good week.