Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
Well, perhaps you didn’t even notice, but I did not submit anything last week! Tom & I were on a road trip to Hilton Head from 10/22-11/2. As a result we completely missed “Sandy”. We were glad to hear that there was relatively little damage, although I understand Plymouth was well prepared. We did have a tree come down between our sugar house & barn, but it caused no damage. Thanks to Steve Heilner for removing the furniture from our deck in advance of the storm & to Joan Day & Dana Dolloff for checking on the house, along with Donnie Bixby & our daughter, Melissa.
We had several nights with family & friends en-route & only encountered the effects of the storm at my sister’s place in Mohegan Lake, NY, where they were without power for a week, as of this writing. I slept with my clothes on that night! We spent 2 nights with Aldine & Jim Musser in VA & it was great to have time to visit with them.
Belated Happy Birthday to Willow Bascom (11/2). Ellen Steward will have a birthday on 11/8, while Art Lynds is 11/15 & Missy Lynds is 11/17.
The Reach Out Luncheon will be 11/15 with Shepherd’s Pie on the menu. Audrey Bridge from Black River Good Neighbors will be the guest speaker at 11:00 AM. Many thanks to Tyson Ladies Aid, a number of whom are also members of the church, for having a clean-up day in the kitchen after the 11/1 meeting!
I am on Sabbatical until 11/23 & am grateful to Charlie Purinton for covering four Sundays for me. There was a sense of renewed energy before I began this time of renewal on 10/22, with various folks stepping up to handle the numerous activities of the church.
Hopefully all Plymouth residents receiving service through the Plymouth Post Office have completed & returned the surveys that were recently distributed. There will be a meeting at the PO on Thursday, 11/15 at 4:00 PM to review the results, answer questions & provide additional information on the POST Plan.
I understand that AARP is offering a safe driving course at the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow on 11/16 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Call Bill Cherico at 672-1823 to register.