Waldo Town News
By Tom Seymour
Kellie Jacobs tells us that the recent Harvest Supper was a great success. “The Boosters worked hard together, the community enjoyed a yummy meal and neighbors had time to catch up with one another and have some good conversation. The Boosters would like to thank all who attended and helped to make it a success. Looking forward to the next one,” Kellie said.
Next, Dan Woodrow has been out on my woodlot hauling wood that we dropped two years ago, but weren’t able to take out because of wet conditions. And while the tote road remains passable, more rain in the future may put an untimely end to our wood-hauling operation.
I plan on heading up to Rockwood in the Moosehead Region next Friday, for some late-season bird hunting with friend and local guide Bob Lawrence. This means that the Waldo News must get sent out on Thursday, rather than the usual Friday afternoon time. So if you have anything to share with readers, please have it to me by at least Thursday afternoon to ensure that it makes it into next week’s Republican Journal.
A blurb in last week’s news mentioned that Maine experienced an earthquake, a small one but yet sufficient to crack concrete in floors and otherwise inflict structural damage to some buildings.
If the earth shook in Waldo, however, it wasn’t apparent to me. Did any readers notice the tremor? If so, perhaps you would care to share your experience with readers.
I do recall that back in the 1970s, when living in Belfast, a fairly powerful shock hit town, with the rumbling lasting for what seemed many seconds. I dismissed the thing as a passing train, only to remember that the railroad was too far away to hear a train and also, trains didn’t run at night.
Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and the like seem so foreign to us. Of course such things are always possible, but chances of any such natural disaster seem quite slim. We who live in the State of Maine have much to be thankful for.
My score thus far tallies up to two woodcock and no pa’tridge. Hunting has been tough, with few birds and overly-warm temperatures to complicate matters. Hopefully, the next week will bring better conditions.
A friend recently shared a great quote, words of wisdom from his cardiologist: “Never poke a skunk with a stick.” – Dr. Love