I think our nice warm weather is over for a few months. I really enjoyed it immensely, as I was able to get outside and do a few things. It was not an enjoyable summer, sitting and looking out the picture window. I hope I continue to heal and can get walking over the road again soon. I have missed my long walks more than anything else.

Any of you remember watching Red Giroux at the Unity Raceway, back when it was a dirt track? He recently passed away. He retired from racing in 1964 and was one of the best. He became a member of the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2013. Condolences to his family and many friends. He was a character who will definitely be missed.

The Open Door will serve Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Roast pork, with all the fixings, including dessert, will be served takeout only. Sign up at the Community Center or call Richard or Bunny Moore at 948-6232. It sounds yummy.

I believe the dog licenses are in at the Town Office and your dog is supposed to be licensed by the last day of December. Make sure the rabies vaccine is current and bring proof of spaying or neutering if applicable. Get it done early so that you will not be assessed a much higher fee.

Thank you to Lisa and Chris for splitting and putting in and stacking the last of the firewood. It is much appreciated.

Dustin and I got to enjoy the gazebo on all those very warm November days. It is a great place to relax and listen to some music.

The Farwell Project is having a fundraiser Thanksgiving weekend to help with funds for the restoration project. It will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28. For more info on reservations and specific times, contact them at thorndikemillmaine@gmail.com.

Have you checked out the Moosehead Marketplace online? A great place to find some Maine-made holiday gifts. A great assortment of items. You can find them at mooseheadmarketplace.com.

Have a grateful Thanksgiving and be thankful for all that you have and not what you may be missing now. Just stay safe.

John Steinbeck is quoted as saying, "I guess a man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, and then steps in it."

Have a great week and just keep smiling!