Condolences are being sent to the family and many friends of Janette Cole Hayes, who passed away recently because of the ravages of dementia. She was a wonderful person and friend to many. Rest in peace, Janette.

Dustin had a visit from his brother Alan recently. He thoroughly enjoys those visits.

I am going round and round with the lawnmower these days. The cycle of rainp, sunshine, rain just keeps the grass growing and the lawnmowers going around and around. I am beginning to wonder when this is going to at least slow down a bit. Soon would be good.

I saw a recipe in one of my many cookbooks for pumpkin pie squares and made them. Oh, my, they were good. I will not be making them again any time soon, because if I do, I will be gaining about 10 pounds because I cannot stay away from them. Man, they are good.

The Brooks Thrift Store is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. CDC recommendations are followed. Wear a mask. It is a wonderful place to shop and stretch those dollars.

Merily Stevenson and Rosemary Guerin joined me in the gazebo one day recently and had a lot of laughs and made decisions about donations to be made with the funds from the Thorndike Ladies Auxiliary, 1952-2019. I will post the final decision in the near future. Joyce Julian was unable to join us that day, but we had her input prior to the meeting.

Farrin’s Country Auctions will be conducting a public auction at the Bryant’s Stove, Music and Button Museum on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m., in Thorndike Village. There will be lots of interesting items on the auction block.

Jean Cocteau is quoted as saying, “Stupidity is always amazing, no matter how used to it you become.”

Have a great week, clean out those planters and get your fall decorations out.