Thanksgiving ranks as the most talked-about subject in Frankfort these days. Everyone has made or is making plans to celebrate the holiday.

As per me, I’m unsure. I may buy a lobster or I might cook one of the partridges I shot last October. I might even go fishing. It’s a day off and a holiday, so why not?

Pre-holiday preparations at Frankfort Congregational Church have gone on at a fast clip. The church fair took lots of time and energy to put together. Fortunately, there were lots of dedicated people to help. Also, a special hanging of the greens service will take place at the church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. Everyone is invited.

Next, it’s hard to believe that we haven’t yet experienced any wintry weather. That could change at any time, but as of now the grass remains green and rain, rather than snow, stands as the norm.

On a more somber note, COVID continues to touch people in town and there seems to be no end in sight. Most everyone I know has gotten their vaccines and those eligible have also gotten their booster shots. Speaking of which, in anticipation of a negative reaction after my booster shot, I scheduled it for a time when I could take a few sick days without interfering with my various duties. It was to my great relief that the only reaction was soreness at the injection site.

Tom’s guests

I was pleased to have a visit from my buddy Michael Dow of York, Maine, last Wednesday. Michael and his wife have relatives in Corinna and stay at a hotel in Bucksport when visiting. They have developed a fondness for the area.

Michael is a world-famous maker of bagpipe bellows. I use one of his masterpieces and it continues to serve me well after many years of hard use.

Weekly quote

A humble Abraham Lincoln wrote the following note to Thomas J. Pickett on March 5, 1859: “In regard to the other matter you speak of, I beg that you will not give it a further mention. Seriously, I don’t think I am fit for the presidency.”