Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.
Looking out my window on Sunday, the snow cover has been greatly diminished, but we still have plenty of it here in Plymouth! I left for a visit in NY on Friday as the rain was just starting, but I gather it was heavy and lasted quite some time. The lakes are very high. On a positive note, it did clean off my car!
I have noticed some ice fishing taking place on Echo Lake. The weather does not seem to deter the hardy enthusiasts of this sport who have been out there even during the cold spell. I understand that skiing was fantastic last Wed, but I have not had an update since the weather turned warm for a day or so and the fog and rain ate up the snow cover.
The Reading Group met this past Thursday and for the most part enjoyed reading Sisters First. The glimpses of life in the White House and some funny antidotes about Secret Service challenges sparked lively conversation. It is so enlightening to discuss a book together because we each bring a different perspective and remember different things. Our next selection is Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, which will be discussed at our meeting on Thursday, 2/15. All are welcome!
Just a note about the Community Luncheon at Tyson Church on Thursday, 1/18. This gathering is for everyone – young, old, and in-between. The teens from Windsor Youth Services give us a helping hand. It is free, very informal, and open to all. The church pays for ingredients, so donations are accepted, although not necessary. This is not a church function, just a time and place to simply get together and enjoy each others company! Let me know if you would like to share your culinary skills some time.