Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
Well, we are back from our trip to FL & so very glad to have relief from the heat & humidity! It reminded us how much we appreciate the lush green mountains of VT & the cool nights. Tom’s mom is now living at Evarts House, a lovely assisted living facility in Windsor, so we are able to connect with her more easily. She has met her great-grandson & it was love at first sight! Many thanks to Rosemary Hall for flying with Marian, while we finished packing up her apartment & drove home.
Last week little Owen, well, he is not so little at nearly 17 lbs, accompanied me to the Ladies Aid annual picnic that was held at Betty Jarvi’s home on 7/7. The gathering was smaller than usual, but the food was plentiful & the chatter animated. It was a treat to have Julia Baldwin as our guest, along with her 4½ year old daughter. The monthly Reach Out Luncheon (7/21) was discussed & it will consist of a BBQ. Our speaker is yet to be determined. Call Kathy Lynds (672-3709) to let us know you plan to attend.
Don’t forget that the Historical Society is open on Saturdays during July, from 11:00 to 1:00. You can peruse books, documents, old photos, plus look at the exhibits of vintage clothing, antique furniture, PES memorabilia, to name a few. There are also oral history CDs on hand.
Along the lines of local history, Cassie Horner’s book, Lucy E will be in bookstores next week. Cassie researched one of her kin who was born in Mt Holly. There are connections to Shrewsbury & Plymouth, as well. I only learned recently that Cassie & husband, Tim Sink, publish Rutland Magazine, a quarterly magazine that has some delightful articles. It is an upscale publication & you can check it out on-line to learn more!
Our Emergency Services were called out during that horrendous storm that hit last Wed; when trees fell & live wires were in the road both on 100A & 100, north of town. The south side of town seemed to have missed the worst of it. Fortunately there were no injuries, but our thanks for the speedy response that took these folks out for a number of hours.