This summer continues to be full of fun-filled family gatherings, vacations, and events.
Cyndy Olson told me about their recent trip to Alaska. They spent three weeks with Kane in and around Dillingham. Seven of those days were up the Nushagak River. The Nushagak is the site of the largest king salmon run in Alaska. Each of them caught a salmon at least three-feet long and over 18 pounds. Exciting and delicious! They saw many moose, eagle, osprey but no bear.Many of the residents of Dillingham subsistence net salmon from the beach of Nushagak Bay. It was fun to watch families "pick" their nets. They were invited to join a native family as they "split" their day's catch. They do not waste a bit of the salmon. They either freeze or smoke most of the meat, some is made into jerky. Anything remaining is cooked and fed to the dogs. The endless hours of daylight were fantastic; they were reeling in fish at midnight some nights.
However, they were wearing long johns on the 4th of July. It was so special for all four of them to be together for this adventure.
Last weekend Bettyann and Sonny Hastings attended the Hastings Family Reunion on an island at Sebago Lake. Mary Alice and Al Bancroft of Phippsburg, Maine were the hosts for the 48 members in attendance. Then Bettyann and Sonny went on to camp for a few days enjoying the ocean and beautiful weather.
Echoo Corliss also hosted her Family Reunion this past Saturday. She was happy to see her grandparents, who came all the way from Vermont, her Uncle from West Bath and about 20 nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A belated Happy Birthday to Danny Long, Sr. who celebrated his day on July 29 with his family. They shared his favorite cake – chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and cherries in the middle. It sure sounds yummy to me!
You may have already read that the Woodstock Tigers did beat Otisfield 4:3 on July 31, thus being the Farm League Champions. Congratulations to the team and especially Kylee!
Eva Coolidge and I enjoyed some fun time together at the Andover Olde Home Days.
On the sadder side of things, Amy and Scott Stevens have been searching for their two dogs, a beagle and an English Springer. Please, do get in touch with them if you see them or hear anything. Thank you.
Now on to the Trivia. The East Bethel Road book was a five-year project in the making. What was the underlying purpose of the book?
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Wishing all another nice week.