I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and did not eat too much! Now we can get on with all the rest of the season’s activities.

The town of Thorndike will have a giving tree at the Town Office for children up to and including age 12.  Come to the Town Office from now until Dec. 10 during business hours and fill out an ornament. Gifts are to be returned by Dec. 13 and from the 14th through the 17th, gifts will be prepared for pickup between Dec. 20 and 22, during business hours. There will also be a donation box for monetary donations with which to purchase items for the giving tree.  What a great idea!

I received word of the passing of Brenda Cole Letourneau recently. She was raised in Thorndike and was very well liked by all who knew her. I remember her coming into the “big room” when she was in one of the lower grades and sitting with me and doing some of her work. Those were the days! Rest in peace, Brenda. You will be missed.

The Thorndike Congregational Church will have a Christmas Fair Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafts, white elephant, baked goods, cookie walk, etc. Children will have a chance to have a snack with Santa  between 9:30  and 11 a.m. Come do some shopping and support your local church.

The Alans (Sr. and Jr.) were guests of ours on Thanksgiving. We had a great time and I enjoyed the lively conversation.

Our first winter storm has been predicted for the first part of the weekend. I was hoping to get through November without any of the white stuff. Oh, well, I guess it has to come sometime!

Have a great week and get to the holiday shopping.

Fran Lebowitz is quoted as saying, “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.”