Contributed by Margo Marrone
It was wonderful to see so many people at the events at the Notch on 7/4. I drove to the cemetery because I had Owen with me, so it was fun to see the marchers as they approached, led by the National Guard & carrying the wreath from the White House. We also took Owen for a wagon ride & enjoyed chatting with Fred & the other passengers.
Lunching at a table next to Elizabeth Von Trapp, we were also able to meet & chat with her, as well. When I commented that I wasn’t so sure I could keep Owen quiet for her performance, she suggested resting on the lawn outside to listen, which worked nicely, since she has such a strong & lovely voice.
Others were also outside, resting in the shade of a tree where they could hear the music!
The Historic Site was a happening place again on Saturday 7/7, with a wedding that took place in the church & a reception under a tent & in the Great Room. This happy celebration for a bride & groom from NH took place while the usual flow of tourists & local folks were milling around!
The Tyson Ladies Aid July meeting on 7/5 was a fantastic potluck picnic at the home of Carol Coyne. As usual, the food was great & Denise Dean & Mary Jane Crockett were inducted into the group. Plans were discussed for the upcoming Bazaar, which will be held 8/11 at Memorial Park in Ludlow. So, mark your calendars to come enjoy the BBQ & purchase goodies from the bake table. We will have a number of “baskets” & gift certificates in our drawing, too!
I want to be sure to welcome back to town Dorothy & Roger Pingree! They are now residing with Justus & Michelle in the new modular home erected on Frog City Road.
The Celebration of Life for Betty Jarvi took place on Friday, 7/6 at Tyson Church. Family, friends, & former colleagues gathered to honor Betty, to share memories & to comfort one another. Tyson Ladies Aid, of which she was a long-time & devoted member, organized & served lunch in the tent at the Echo Lake Inn following the service. Many thanks to all who helped & especially to Laurence for providing such a lovely place to gather. Betty’s dedication to our community, her service on various boards & in several organizations, & her special love for the Tyson Library, helped to enrich our town.