I’ve been enjoying the Thursday lunches next door to the library here in town. These are not only good-quality dishes, but nutritionally balanced as well. The local WCAP agency cooperates with the folks at the Waldo Peirce Reading Room and Library, which hosts the lunches.

Everyone is invited. Seniors and children eat for free, and others pay a very slight fee. Besides this, it’s nice to sit down with neighbors and catch up on how they are faring. These meals begin every Thursday at noon and last for several hours. Additionally, there are activities for children, so there really is something for everyone.

Cool digs

The heat wave has hit many people hard. Air conditioners have trouble keeping up and in general, things have become miserable. Well, that’s for most people. My house never gets hot. In fact, during the worst of the 90-degree weather, I’m cool and comfortable working inside.

And when I go to work in the church office, the same conditions prevail. The vestry and church office never get uncomfortably warm.

In the garden

On the day of writing this column, July 22, I picked the first basket full of green beans from my garden. My raised beds have come to the front this season and I’ll have plenty of various kinds of beans for myself and also to give away. The same goes for yellow summer squash. Also, basil has reached the stage where it grows as fast as you can pick it. Having a garden is one way of combating ridiculously high food prices.

Turkey Supper

Speaking of food, the Frankfort Congregational Church will hold a takeout turkey supper on Saturday, July 30, from 4:30 p.m. until all food is gone. Included in the meal are roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, cranberry sauce and a wide variety of homemade pies. To pre-order a meal, please call 207-223-9978 or 207-505-1928 on the day of the supper.

Weekly quote

“The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.” — Washington Irving