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By Linda Dixon | Apr 24, 2021


Last weekend, my sister and husband, Terrie and Wayne Griffiths came for lunch and a good visit in the gazebo. Chef Wayne did the honor of grilling the chicken, which was done to perfection. It was a great day because I had not had an in-person visit with them in months. The weather even cooperated. Dustin also enjoyed the day.

Lisa, Chris and Mia visited one day and brought a heater for the gazebo. My birthday was celebrated two days in a row. Now I do not have to wait for a warm day to enjoy the gazebo.

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Frankie Fahey. When I was growing up I used to go visit his family with my grandparents. He will be missed.

Tom Groening is still writing some great articles in the Working Waterfront paper. Look around you and guess what percentage of things in the room were once aboard a ship. The answer would amaze you. His article is in the latest issue. If you have not read any of his articles, why not?

My Sister and I shop at 29 Depot St., Thorndike Village, will be opening for the season on May 1. Their hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. They have beautiful silk Mother's Day arrangements. They also have silk arrangements for your home and beautiful Memorial Day arrangements. During the summer there will be yard sale items in the tent. Stop in to say hello and see what they have to offer. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

Announcing the annual pottery tour to be held the first weekend in May, Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of studios are open to the public to meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demos and shop for handmade pottery. In Thorndike at 33 Knox Station Road, Barbara Walch will have her studio open. Please wear a mask and be aware of social distancing. Sounds like a fun day.

On Saturday, May 8, Dirigo Grange in Freedom will be conducting a Mother's Day Bake Sale at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Route 137, Freedom Village. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and go until 1 p.m. There will be homemade pies, fudge, assorted sweets, homemade baked beans and biscuits. Masks and social distancing will be in practice. Please come and support your local Grange.

The wind is really blowing up a gale this morning, so not much yardwork today. But I can sit in the gazebo and enjoy the sunshine.

Pablo Neruda is quoted as saying, "Nobody can rescue us from other people." That is a very difficult job for many abused women. We have to rescue ourselves.

Have a great week and get that garden plan going. Dustin is all ready asking when I will be getting his seed potatoes. I guess I had better get right on that.

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