The month of July has arrived with some nice summer weather. It is hard to believe that 2012 is half gone already!
My brother, Steve McLain, has been working on his garden this past week. We were discussing making the old-fashioned mustard pickles. We hope that between the two of us, we will have enough cucumbers to make some pickles for everyone.
Steve and Lise McLain received a phone call this past weekend from their son, Joe McLain, who lives in Montana.
Hugh and I went to Gorham, N.H., last Saturday and stopped to see Tim and Michele and the grandkids, William, Annie, Ajay and Sidney. Tim was at the house, but Michele and the kids had gone swimming, so we stopped and watched them for awhile.
Well, I went back to work last Monday after a two-week vacation from SAD 44 Adult Education. We work throughout the summer because we have several students who are completing their GED. They hope to finish before Adult Ed Graduation on Aug. 2. It has been ten years since Cathy Newell retired as the Adult Education Director and Jean Waite took over. Jeanie and I decided that we needed to celebrate the fact that we had worked together for ten years. We went out to the S.S. Milton for lunch. The chicken salad was delicious!
Gilead Historical Society
Most everyone seems to have recovered from Friends and Family Day. We received several good reports that those who attended enjoyed themselves. We will decide at the Annual Meeting in September what we will do next year. We are always looking for ideas.
Hugh has been busy working with the electricians to get the building ready for CMP to hook up the lights. The chimney should be done before too long.
There were a quite few positive comments on the paintings that Marina McLain did. Marina, who is seventeen years old, is the daughter of Stephen and “Peachy” McLain, III, the granddaughter of Steve and Lise McLain, Jr. and the great-granddaughter of the late Stephen and Mildred McLain, Sr. Marina did the Railroad Station painting from pictures that her father took when he visited in May. The Town Hall was done a couple of years ago and depicts the Hall as it looked at the Bicentennial Celebration. When building renovations are done, these paintings will hang in the station and school.
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