Things have been quiet around here and with the early deadline, I haven't been able to get a hold of many folks. Do have some news to share, though.
Jason Coolidge had a successful hunting season by getting an eight- point buck. Congratulations, Jason.
Bettyann Hastings underwent cataract surgery and is amazed how everything is so nice and bright,and especially to be able to see color again.
Roger Zimmerman told me that their daughter Heather is home for a while now after having spent two years in India. She enjoyed her time there very much.
Alder River Grange on Nov. 10 hosted a turkey supper with nine veterans getting a free supper. There was a good turnout for the supper. The Grange will have a supper in the spring and another turkey supper in the fall. Thanks to all who came.
It is hard to believe that this week is Thanksgiving already. I will spend mine here with my kids and grand-kids. I can't wait to hear and report about all the family gatherings and celebrations. So, please,call me at 824-3220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stop by and see me at the InnSide Shop. I will make sure to have paper and pen ready, plus you may be surprised to see all the nice, unusual items we have there.
Now on to the answer to the Trivia: In the April 27,1880 Oxford Democrat Abiel Chandler reported the following. “Everybody is on the qui vive for a railroad from Bethel to Andover. The location now being agitated is – commencing at or near Bethel Station, passing down at the east side of the Androscoggin River through Middle Intervale, crossing the river at Hemlock Island into the town of Hanover, thence down the river on the west side through Hanover village, then up Ellis River on the west side to Andover Corner, thence up Sawyer's Brook to Lake Umbagog. This is claimed to be the most feasible route, being some two miles nearer than from Bryant Pond to Andover. The distinguishing feature of this route is the ever-varying and attractive intervales along the Androscoggin. The whole route is a region of productive intervale farms, mountains and rivers.” As we all know, this never materialized but some land was bought to start. It sounds pretty good though and would love to hear your thoughts on this.
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and those traveling, have a safe trip.