by Beverly Ludden
Lisa and Debbie spent the weekend with Melody Eck and her sister Stephanie at Saddleback in Rangeley where they had a nice condo, arranged by Mel’s boss. Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Chris and about 50 others from Waldo Voc school went to Newton’s College in MA via Cyr bus, comment was that bus is some different than they are used to. A lot of them had never been on a big bus.
Got a call from Saddleback Mountain. Lisa said was very cold and they were heading in to town. Heard on TV last night they were skiing…maybe it’s there. PM no, Sunday River, I just heard.
Hope you young folks had a good luck on youth day. Just be careful the rest of the year, okay. I think it’s great and can be a day to hunt with dad, mom or some other relative and not have all the other people out there hunting too.
Really cold. I guess it’s time to get oatmeal for breakfast instead of Cheerios.
How about the call that made the Cardinals win. Gee I missed it. It was the bottom of the 7th the last I remember there was a bid controversy over a call. Oh, maybe tonight. Did you guess right?
What a mess…other countries must be getting a kick out of it. The USA is supposed to be #1. I can’t see how you can make people get health insurance. If they had the money they would probably already have it. Now the computers are messed up.
These kids are shot by mistake, more of the all the time, and there must be some way to get the gun or even talk to them first. Plus why are these kids showing guns, even the toy ones. They think they are testing law enforcement.
Heard of 2 or 3 new citizens coming the first part of 2014. It’s great we need younger folks in town.
I can’t get over the Halloween celebration…children can’t wear costumes to school but adults celebrate everywhere. Remember when kids had party’s at school and would have a parade around Morse School (before gym and kitchen was there)?
Goes to Muriel, Glenice, Amanda and the rest of the family of Maynard Elkins. What a nice Obituary.
Goes to the family of Ellen Coulsey. A nice lady and her grandkids road my bus before moving back to MA. Always had a smile and waved and spoke.
Says the average person takes at least 50 photos a month. I think we do more if have a get together.
Keep warm/save time
Have a nice week. Get your home closed up to save fuel and electricity. There’s so much you can do. Put banking around your home. I remember at home we had banking boards that we set a foot or so away from the house and then put sawdust inside and then put boughs over that so fist snow stuck inside for more protection.
I put plastic over the back door that can be removed in hurry. I turn heat down at night and when I leave for work. Put a pillow from my couch at the bottom of my front door even though I have a storm door. I’m surprised in the morning how cold the pillow is. I also put a towel between storm windows…so many things to do.
Set with a blanket and you won’t need it so hot too. Turn hot water off when you’re done in the morning or before shower. No need to heat water you won’t use. Do up dishes also, turn on when you get up in the morning. It’ll heat while you’re drinking coffee and getting things ready for work. I realize I’m alone and a big family needs more hot water. I shut my bedroom door when I leave. I won’t be in there and the extra rooms I keep shut too and open for fresh air once a week or if it’s real warm.
How about making a large batch of spaghetti meat sauce…good for spaghetti, sloppy Joes, or meatball subs? This week I put a few meatballs in the microwave and then added sauce to the rolls. Or make a large beef stew or chili. Leftovers are good and save cooking every night after a long day.
Dry your clothes partly and then hang them up. They have coat hangers with clips on both ends. Good for pants. Then hang on shower rod. My bathroom is the hottest room in the house.
Have you set your time back? I have my watch and alarm clock in bedroom. The one here in the living room has to be done by Lisa or Chris. Someone tall has to do this one as long as I remember until it’s done.
Am adding some news to last week. Debbie did not get it in last week as she was busy and I had 3-4 at craft fair ask me what happened. The news has to be typed up by a certain time and if there’s a holiday it has to be in a little sooner. From time to time Debbie may also misspell a name or not quite understand my writing…we apologize in advance for that….
I have 2-3 books and magazines. I would like to read the “Grit”, and “The Maine Seniors” and then got Johns second book. I started it last night and it’s getting interesting.
Ha, they did it! Had a nice parade yesterday. I watched some of it (was long). Watched the ducks that goes from street to river and was so interesting. I never heard of them but Lisa had. She said when she went to Boston on a field trip with LeeAnn’s class that they went on the bus. That was eighth grade and six years ago now!!
Some in Maine got snow. Said they got 3 inches in Wallagrass where Mady’s grandparents live. She and Mom and Dad have gone up this weekend but she took her Halloween costume with her… she was a cute little black kitty. I had 18 for Halloween from kittens, astronauts, witches and other things. My great granddaughter Ella was a very pretty pirate.
A dentist out there somewhere was buying candy back from trick or treater’s and paying so much per pound and then sends the candy oversees to soldiers.
I couldn’t believe the people homeless in the Portland area and sleeping outside. They’ve just opened a big home center there.
I don’t understand how they can cut them. Older people will now buy fuel and go without food. A lot of kids will be hungry. Why no see what they can get with the food stamps like WIC does to help with some of the fraud??
Jackson Book Club News
The Jackson Book Club had a very good discussion of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs" at the last session, last week. The book for the next meeting is:"The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin. Some people might be interested in getting the book through Interlibrary loan at the Belfast Library. The next meeting at which this book will be discussed will be on Wednesday, December 4th, at the Jackson Town Library, at 6:45 p.m. Please mark your calendars - All are welcome to join in the discussion on what promises to be an interesting book.