The rain just keeps falling. The grass is growing and there is no hope of doing any mowing for days. The rivers are rising. We noticed when we went to Gorham, N.H., last Sunday that Wild River and the Androscoggin River were flowing fast and quite muddy looking. The dam is Shelburne, N.H., had the flood gates down and the water was roaring through.
My brother, Steve McLain, is waiting and hoping that the rain will stop long enough this week so he can get some planting done in his garden.
We had a chance, before the big rain hit, to plant our garden. We have our two raised beds for vegetables and one of flowers.
Our grandson, Ben Chapman, has just finished a year of college in Georgia. He flew to St. Cloud, Minn., last Thursday to spend some time with his father, Chris, and Chris’ fiancée, Kym. While there he attended the high school graduation of Kym’s daughter, Mariyah. He will be in Maine for a couple of weeks and then he has to report to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.
Major Stephen McLain, son of Steve and Lise McLain, sent an e-mail last Sunday. He and 10 other men from his church hiked up Kjerag Mountain, which is part of Lysefjord in Norway. He said that Fjords in Norway truly need to be appreciated in person. It is difficult to understand these breathtaking sites through a picture. On Kjerag is the Kjeragbolten which is a rock that is wedged between the outcropping and the side of the mountain. From the rock is a 3,000 foot drop into the fjord.
Gilead Historical Society
Howard and “Stevie” Reiche called this past weekend to check in on progress of the Depot and Schoolhouse. Bob and Judy Bishop checked in while they were home for a little while. They were headed to Evergreen Valley Resort but their trip was delayed until Monday because of the flooding that washed out some culverts.
Friends and Family Day will be held on Saturday, June 23. The Depot and Schoolhouse will be open and a few new items that have been donated will be on display. The GHS is always happy to accept donations that pertain to these buildings and Gilead. Lise McLain has been busy making necklaces for the GHS to raffle off again this year, and her sister, Diane Bean, from Baker City, Ore., donated a couple of knitted items, also.
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