Jackson News

By Carolyn Zachary | Jul 16, 2017


By Beverly Ludden

Summer school

It is hard to believe my little great-granddaughter Madyson Lucille is starting school this fall. This summer she is going to summer school at Mount View along with Jordan L. (who is Bill and Jeri Roberts granddaughter) and also some of her other friends from daycare. She is really enjoying it. She told Nana all about her first day. She told her about the meals, snack time, recess and studying. She also told Nana about her teacher Julie and her bus driver Todd. I am so glad she likes it.

Tuesday lunch

I received a call at the beginning of the week from Nancy K. wanting me to go to the senior luncheon in Brooks. So on Tuesday, she came and picked me up. This luncheon is on the first Tuesday of every month for everyone 65 and over. I remember correctly, the choice is lobster, chicken, or a shrimp roll. We signed up at the last luncheon. I am thinking you could still join in, all you would need to do is contact Sue at Ralph’s Cafe. Ralph’s cafe does all of the preparations for the luncheons. It is such a nice thing that they do. The day of the luncheon they have quite a few folks that help them set everything up. It is such a great time. There is wonderful food, with great company.


I was checking out my birthdays for this month. Back in 1936, three of the cousins in the family, Shirley, Ruth and Emma were born. In 1991, there was another generation of three cousins that were born, Alyssa, Danyelle, and Matt. Happy birthday to you all.


Jeff, Laura and Blake have returned to Chicago after visiting here in Maine for a couple of weeks at their camp in Liberty. Kelsey and McKynzie are staying for a couple more weeks so they can visit a bit more with their Knowlton relatives in Liberty and also Papa, Chase and Allyn here in Jackson.

Marsh River Theater

Polly, Lisa and I went to the theater on Saturday to see the “Tribute to Hank Williams.” The band was Long Gone Daddy. Three of the musicians, Roy Goodale, Bernie Nye and Ezra Rugg, all graduated from Mount View High School. I would definitely go and see and listen to them perform again. What a great show it was.


Lisa read me a post that Brett G. posted on Facebook on the 14th. What a wonderful remembrance that you put on Facebook, Brett. It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since we lost two Jackson girls to a horrible accident. As Brett said, “They may be gone but they have never been forgotten.”

Memorial service in Troy

Lisa received a text message from Barrie Fernald of Troy. She asked that the following information be put into the column:

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at the Troy Union Church to celebrate the life of Grace Bagley, who passed away in January of this year. There will be a reception to follow at the Windemere Legion Hall in Unity.           Grace was a long time resident of Troy.

Please give me a call with any news that you would like to share: 722-3450.

Have a great week.



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