Thanks to all the readers of my column who asked why it was not in the paper last week. I started to write it on Saturday, got busy on Sunday and forgot to send it. I am beginning this column with what would have been in last week. My brother, Steve McLain, even had people asking him what happened to the column.
Hugh and I went to the Upton Sesquicentennial on Saturday, Aug. 21. We went to represent the Gilead Historical Society. We talked to several people and sold a few of the books that the GHS has published. There were a few people that stopped by our table and we had to explain to them where Gilead is. We saw a few people that we knew: Dick and Sue Angevine, Richard and Nancy Fraser, Doris Fraser, John and Marie Aron, Phil and Juanita Korhonen, Bob Folsum, Hugh "Cubby" Swan, Ernest Angevine, Avery Angevine, Musa Brown, Ben Conant, Cedric Judkins and Nikki Abbott. Alison Aloisio from the Bethel Citizen stopped by. She was taking pictures of the parade.
Hugh and I attended a birthday party for our granddaughter, Sidney Chapman, on Sunday, Aug. 22. She turned six years old on Aug. 17. The party was held at Mr. Pizza in Gorham, N.H. There were several of her friends who attended and her brothers and sister, Ajay Landry, William Chapman, and Annie Chapman. They had a great time eating pizza and cake.
Alice Strait, Linda Taylor and Alicia McLean held a yard sale in the Town Hall on Aug. 21 and 22. They will be having another one later in September.
This past week was pretty quiet. School started up for SAD 44 schools. The school bus arrived in Gilead about 7 a.m. I heard my neighbors, Alicia McLean and her mother, Linda Taylor, when they were walking by with the children to the bus. Morgan and Tanner were headed off for Crescent Park School. Brandon has to wait another year before he heads for kindergarten.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by the house Saturday to drop off some cucumbers from his garden.
The crew is still working on taking down the last section of the Wild River Bridge.
Lance Bean was here on the 24th to finish up with the audit that he is doing for the Town of Gilead.
We had a call from Howard and "Stevie" Reiche the other day. It was nice to hear from them.
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