It is definitely fall now. The leaves have turned on the trees raining down multiple colors everywhere. As a child, I always wanted to ride around and look at the leaves. Now, with the price of gas so high, we’re lucky we can drive where we have to. Always we drive to double up our trips so we do not go to town for just one thing. I know I always seemed to think that way, but now I am almost obsessive about it. When I would ask people about car-pooling, they would ask, what do you need a ride? But that wasn’t it. I just thought it was better to car-pool and save gas and the environment. Still;, today, many people do not get it and continue to drive alone and with abandon. Not that I’m perfect, just frugal and aware of waste. So no leaf peeping this year and not too many trips to Portland or beyond, unless necessary.
That having been said, we traveled twice to Portland recently to pick up and drop off my cousin at the train. She rode in and back from Boston last week. It was great to see her as it had been about three or four years. She is my age but grew up in California and we didn’t see each other often. I’ve probably seen more of her in the last 10 years than the previous 50. It was great to compare notes and catch up on past histories.
Thursday, Oct. 4, ACA (Adults Children Of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families) will meet at the Waterford Library at 10 a.m. It is a study group and new members are welcome. FMI please call 739-9115.
Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. there will be a worship on “Good Sleep, Keeping you Healthy” in Bethel at the West Parish Congregational Church on Church Street. It is hosted by the Western Mountains Senior College. It is free and light refreshments will be served. FMI please call Rosabelle Tifft at 824-2053. Anyone going from Waterford please give me a call and maybe we can car pool.
Friday, Oct.. 5, there is an all-day workshop on Seniors Aging and Living Well. It will be at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River.
Saturday, Oct. 6, Albany Improvement Association annual sale will occur at the Albany Town House on Hunt’s Corner Road. All donations are welcome. 824-2216 or 824-2568.
Saturday, Oct 6, at 6 p.m. at the Waterford Library there will be a Silent Auction and Wine Tasting. For tickets and donation contact Nancy Forest 583-6551. Tickets are $3/person or $5 a couple. Tickets are available at Pine Tree Orchard or from board members Al Struck 583-4417, Corinna Beebe and Nancy Forest 583-6551.
Sunday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m. at the North Waterford Congregational Church the Oxford County United Parish (North Waterford, and East Stoneham Churches) will present Phil House and vocalist Kathy Haley. Proceeds will go toward the Deacon’s Fund for assistance with fuel and food this winter. FMI please call Maxine Roak at 584-2598.
Condolences go out to the Greenwell and Brooks families on the death of Jerry Greenwell last week. Jerry will be missed by all.
Get well soon thoughts go to Polly Davis who is recuperating from pneumonia.
That is all for this week. Hope all have a great fall week and stay dry.