Waldo Town News
By Tom Seymour
A recent call to the Waldo Town Office failed to disclose the official date for Waldo's town meeting, since it hadn’t yet been decided. I’ll post that when I learn the date. Typically, it falls on the third Saturday in March.
Next, we had three responses to last week’s “What’s It?” section. The first two were close and the third caller got it nearly right … but not quite. Marilyn Boyer wrote that she believed it was a mold, probably used with lead and may either be a fishing line weight or a loom weight. Oh, Marilyn, you are so close. Keep trying.
Under the feeder
Response was also good for our bird-sightings report. Bill Hatch called to report having black-capped chickadees, blue jays, juncos, redpolls, nuthatches, evening grosbeaks, cardinals and starlings under his feeder. Bill feeds the birds in both winter and summer, so they have a real good deal at his place. After that, David Smith called to report seeing a gold-crowned kinglet. Thanks to both for their reports. Keep ‘em coming, please.
Ice-fishing should be good this week. Make sure to check conditions, in view of the recent rain and warm weather.
In other news, Isabel Maresh sent some more photos, all of them depicting construction of the causeway across Sanborn Pond. This took place before my time, and I cannot recall where the road went … or didn’t, prior to this. It was a long time ago, judging by the looks of the trucks involved.
Wake up, Grandpa
One of the songs I used to love to hate was, “Daylight Savings Time” by Grandpa Jones. Grandpa was no fan of the change and his song reflected that. I would always listen to it every year when we changed the clocks. And in case anyone wonders why I mention this now, Daylight Saving Time goes into effect on Mar. 10.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill