The usual birds are busy at the feeder, along with the squirrels. Hugh noticed a couple of Starlings during the storm the other day. Mr. Cardinal still appears early in the morning and late afternoon. The flock of turkeys seems to get bigger each time they visit. They fly over the house from the woods behind the picnic area and land in the trees behind our house. They like to go down to visit Mary Tyler, also.
My brother, Steve McLain, was at the house Saturday morning. We were talking about having enough snow for awhile after the storm last Thursday. I mentioned that Brad showed up to plow around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. He was really quiet, but I just happened to be awake and saw him.
Speaking of Brad, I would like to wish him a Happy Birthday, since his birthday is next week on March 11.
Our granddaughter, Sidney Chapman, spent the day last Saturday with Grammy and Grampa. She and Grampa built a snow sculpture of an Indian in a canoe.
Octavia Jane Hooper celebrated her 6th birthday last Friday. Octavia and four of her classmates started the party by going swimming. After a swim, they returned home for pizza, birthday cake and ice cream followed by a sleepover. A very busy overnight for all! Octavia is the daughter of Bethany Corriveau and the granddaughter of Fernand and Beverley Corriveau.
The date for the Gilead Annual Town Meeting is Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Gilead Historical Society
Shortly after Mary Tyler showed up at our house last Saturday, her brother, Merle Cole from Berlin, N.H., arrived. Merle was dropping off a big bag of coal for the display in the Train Station. We can put some in the coal hod that sets beside the stove. We had a very nice visit and did a little reminiscing about Gilead when Merle was growing up.
Ben Conant called Saturday afternoon and had a couple of questions regarding the GHS. He also mentioned that he is a faithful reader of the Gilead column. Everyone likes to keep up with my brother, Steve McLain.
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