I’ve begun potting up perennial plants for the Frankfort Congregational Church’s annual plant and yard sale Saturday, May 21, and can announce that we will have a good variety to choose from. What with the combination of plants and yard sale goodies, coupled with John McMillan’s famous barbecue treats, it looks like a good time. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember, the earlier you arrive, the better the choices.

Next week I’ll post more on the first takeout turkey dinner of the year, scheduled for Saturday, May 28, at 4:30 p.m.

The Waldo Peirce Reading Room Library is hosting a 50th Anniversary Ceremony, Appreciation and Remembrance Day to honor our hometown Vietnam veterans on Sunday, May 22, 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Garden, Main Road, Frankfort. Fiftieth Anniversary lapel pins will be presented to honor the veterans and we will have programming to celebrate them.

After the ceremony there will be a family time and social hour, with a few games and refreshments, and then you can grab an ice cream from the “Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause” truck.

Next, Jean Varney called to relate an uplifting story. Jean was at the store register when she couldn’t find her credit card. The clerk said not to worry, since the woman in front had already paid for it. Jean was ecstatic and asked the woman her name, but she would not divulge it. The good Samaritan did accept a grateful hug.

Perchin’ prediction

Everything in fresh water is biting now, so if you can, make it a point to get out on the water. Also, wild edible plants are available in abundance. Early ostrich fern fiddleheads have already gone by, but typically late ones should be at their peak.

Dandelions have gone to flower, but their season of usefulness hasn’t ended. Pick just the blossoms, dunk them in any kind of batter and fry until golden brown. Absolutely delicious.

History note

This ad appeared in the May 27, 1919, edition of the Bangor Daily News: “Live & Boiled Lobsters 25c lb. Penobscot River Salmon, Best Cuts 60c; Whole fish 55c. Jones’ Seafood Market 49 Pickering Square.” My, how times have changed.

Weekly quote

“The smaller the boat, the more it is sailed.” — Anon.

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