Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
April showers seem to be extending into May. Hopefully that doesn’t mean that May flowers will wait until June! Well, actually some shoots are pushing through in our yard, while many are up & in bloom around lower & sunnier areas of town.
Just a reminder about Kathy Tuttle’s family accepting visitors at her place on Scout Camp Rd from 11:00 – 2:00 on Saturday, 5/10. A celebration of her life will be included in our regular morning service at Tyson Church on Sunday, 5/11 at 10:30 AM. Her son, Charlie, will be sharing his memories of his mom. Dave Sheldon will be singing “Amazing Grace“.
The weather did not adversely effect Green Up Day & the sun even made brief appearances. It was difficult to count the number of volunteers since people were coming & going all morning & some folks had been picking up trash in the days before. It seemed like fewer people were in attendance for the potluck lunch, but there was plenty of good food on hand & lively conversation. In light of the constant ebb & flow of people, we couldn’t seem to get everyone settled down for a picture this year.
The Sunday Historical Society Tour was very enlightening with about 35 people riding in the school bus, which I might add was quite comfortable. Thanks to Kyle Perry for driving & doing such a wonderful job of maneuvering around the various sites. Members of the Society took different locations to research & discuss, although Betsy Tonkin was the central moderator. The others who spoke were Annie & Mike Clarke, Joy Donnelly, Marge Harlow, Barbara Lurie, Kathy Lynds, Melissa Lynds, & Phyllis Martin. Many people were able to add facts all along the way.
The final stop on the tour was the Echo Lake Inn, where Laurence had a fire going in the living room, as well as hot beverages & cookies. It was a delightful way to wind up the day, which was fun despite the dampness. The Historical Society Museum will be open on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM starting on 5/10. It is a wonderful place to visit with much to see, so consider spending some time there!
Although it was not officially on the tour, Tyson Library was pointed out & it will be opening for the season on Sat, 5/24. There will a special celebration & dedication of a new plaque noting the names of people in whose memory funds have been donated. Tyson Ladies Aid maintains the library & with these funds many helpful improvements have been made. What looks like a tiny building on the outside is a cozy place with an amazing number of books on the inside!