Waldo Town News
By Tom Seymour
Our East Waldo Road self-help group, recently covered in this column, has become a working entity. Today, a message went out from a participant, offering to pick up any items that road residents might need from the Waterville area. Also, I have been designated the “dump sticker go-to guy.” That is, I have volunteered to visit Thompson’s Variety in Waldo on a regular basis to pick up the two-buck stickers. And while at Thompson’s I just might order a salami wrap to nibble on during the drive home.
Of course later in spring, I might consider, with some arm-pulling, carrying my fishing rod and dropping a line in whatever brook or stream I might cross on the way home. I think folks today call that “multi-tasking.” I call it multi-tasking, Waldo-style.
While predicting the weather lies out of my realm, I can predict how fish will bite. And for this week and most of next, fishing should be red hot (even though the temperature may be icy cold).
Speaking of fishing, I was unable to fish Sanborn Pond on opening day, since there was no way to pull of the road … at least not without a full-sized pickup equipped with four-wheel-drive. I managed to find a place to park my Ford Focus by the boat landing on St. George Lake. It was cold and windy, with only 1.5 inches of ice, so I contented myself with staying near shore and taking pictures of braver and hardier souls. Total take while I was there was two salmon and one brook trout.
My last “Where’s It” feature was an easy one, so I’ll make this week’s “What’s It?” a bit harder. It’s not too hard, though. The critter featured here is placed on a stick of wood as a clue. And I’ll give a hint. It’s a creature of summer, and while not everyone sees them, most everyone hears them.
Good luck and I look forward to your answers.
Licenses and stickers
It being a new year, a plethora of licenses, permits and stickers will once again come due. I’ll contact Waldo Town Clerk Sandra Smith to find out what we may plan for in the near future, and run it in another column.
As an aside, it seems to me that our boat registrations expire in February. But who ever bothers registering boats in February? It would be “kinder and gentler” on us all if the darn things would at least run until some time in April. But that’s government for you.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller