Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

8/3/14

Well, the weather held for Plymouth Old Home Day, which was a pleasant surprise! The Emergency Services BBQ went well & almost all of the chicken was sold. I left my post on the food line at 1:30 in order to attend Reeve Lindbergh’s talk, which was very interesting. I was unaware of the connection, but it seems that her dad, noted aviator Charles Lindbergh, had dropped a letter in the Notch from his plane on a fly-over! It is now on exhibit. President Coolidge had appointed Reeve’s grandfather to serve as Ambassador to Mexico & that is where Charles met his future wife, Ann Morrow.

I understand the debates over the past week were well-attended and animated, but respectful. It sounds like it was a wonderful experience for these high school age students, some of whom were home-schooled. The Coolidge Foundation scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Kasey Rae Donna. She is a social work major at the U of Southern ME & has been a dedicated counselor at Bethany Birches Camp for some time now. Congratulations!

There is more going on at the Historic Site this coming weekend. Noted Civil War historian David Book will be presenting his program at 2:00 PM on Sat, 8/9. Sponsored by the VT Humanities Council, it is free & open to the public. For more information, you can call 802-672-3773.

Don’t forget the Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar from 10 – 2 on Sat at Memorial Park in Ludlow. Lots of yummy baked good, marvelous gift baskets & gift certificates (including one for the Wilder House – thanks, Nancy!), a book sale & chicken BBQ. Something for everyone!

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