Resources for Plymouth residents, photo sharing and some humor~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard

4/6/20

Well, I typed an entire page of resources for this report, but somehow managed to delete it, so I am starting all over again and hoping I can recreate the information. It will most certainly not be with the flair and creativity that I had included initially!!!! Monday morning and the sun is shining brightly, so I am trying to let it cheer me and I hope it is cheering you, as well!

Plymouth is a geographically divided town, so some services apply to parts of town, but not necessarily to others. We seem to drift in different directions for shopping and services as well.  Please know that you can call in and order meals before 9 AM during the week from the Thompson Senior Center (802-457-3277) in Woodstock. Just access the daily menu on their April newsletter via their website. You can stay in your car and they will bring the meals out to you between noon and 12:30.

The entire Town of Plymouth is able to obtain food from the Black River Good Neighbor Services Food Shelf at 37B Main Street in Ludlow, located behind the former armory. You need to call 802-228-3663 to make an appt between 10AM & 3PM, Monday through Friday.

With the current financial situation causing undue hardship for many folks, the Plymouth Memory may be a source of help for some of your needs – rent, utility bills, and such. Anne Brown has posted a sample application at the Plymouth Post Office, but you may email her at abrown@vermontel.net and she will send you one. I believe that most people are aware that Post Offices are still maintaining their regular schedule, albeit with a few protective measures in place.

I had requested that people send me some pictures or stories to share and I am pleased that has actually happened! Thanks to Kathy Lynds for telling the story of her aunt and uncle in CA sharing the fruit from their prosperous lemon tree and also making lemonade for others. Living out that wonderful adage!

Some of our folks who were wintering elsewhere have sent pictures. Thanks to Dana Dolloff for this one from a FL movie theatre when he was there and Katherine Pingree for wildflowers that had bloomed in AZ. Our patches of snow are greatly diminished these days & green shoots are beginning to emerge. I know that many of us are eager to clean up winter debris from our yards, but please note that no burning permits are being issued at this time.

This pandemic is providing lots of time for reflection during this season of Lent/Easter and Passover.  The Facebook page for Tyson Church is including sermons by Pastor, Terry Bascom.

I hope that folks are enjoying some of the funny videos & emails that have been circulating. I decided to include one that my brother-in-law David sent. I’ve been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee and we all agreed that things are getting bad. I didn’t mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. Certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. In the end the iron straightened me out as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing. The vacuum was very unsympathetic… told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over! The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn’t say anything but the door knob told me to get a grip. The front door said I was unhinged and so the curtains told me to …yes, you guessed it – .pull myself together!

We have much for which to be thankful here in our community. Be prudent, safe and well.

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