by Lin Chapman
I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. Hugh and I went to the chicken dinner at the Town Hall in Shelburne, N.H. The food was great and we ran into Gene and Ginger Kelly. They read about the dinner in the column last week.
After dinner, Hugh and I headed home and decided to take a ride up Route 113 and check out the road along Wild River and the Hastings campground area. There have been a lot of trees cut in the campground. In the few minutes that it took us to ride past the campground and turn around to come home, a big pine tree fell across the road by the campground. We had to drive out of the road to get past it.
Joe McLain, son of Steve and Lise McLain, has been visiting from Bozeman, Mont., this past week. My brother, Steve McLain, was pleased to be able to spend some time with him.
We put out the hummingbird feeder the other day, because they usually show up for Mother’s Day. I have not seen any yet, but Alicia McLean told me that her mother, Linda Taylor, saw one the other day. Linda lives right next door, so maybe we will have one here soon.
The other summer birds are slowly coming back to the feeder. Mary Tyler sent an e-mail last week to let me know that her sister, Sandra Laughy, saw a Baltimore Oriole at their feeder. I have not seen the Oriole, but I have seen a pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, a pair of Evening Grosbeaks and a male Indigo Bunting. He is such a pretty color of blue.
Gilead Historical Society
The GHS met on May 8 to make final plans for Friends and Family Day that will be held on June 19. Those present at the meeting were Tammy MacDormand, Heide Munro, Andre Dupont, Steve McLain, Aline Dupont, Hugh and Lin Chapman, Bob and Judy Bishop, Mary Tyler, Sandra Laughy and Norm Buttrick. Many thanks for the good turnout and support of these members.
There will be a children’s parade with Bobo T. Clown, who will do a show afterwards. The parade theme will be Good Old School Days. There will also be food, games and historical displays throughout the day.
The guest speaker will be Dean Bennett, who wrote “Nature and Renewal, Wild River Valley & Beyond.” His books will be available for purchase.
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