Upton July 8
Piper, who is 9 years old and her brother Seaver, who is 7, together with their mother, Pamela Johnston Rhori, live in the town of Franklin, county of Williamson in Texas. Last week they visited with Ginny Williamson on Mill Hill. Piper and Seaver's dad was Dwight, Ginny's son.
The town of Upton approved allowing ATVs on town roads several years ago. Reportedly there have been riders who have been using the Barnes Road as if it were a race track. If the speeding and recklessness continues, the privilege to use town roads will probably be suspended. It'll be unfor-tunate to "punish" the many riders who appreciate and respect the use of the roads because of a few who abuse the privilege.
A roving electronic machine that alerts travelers to their speed was placed on Route 26 between Back Street and East B Hill last week. Friday night someone shot it up. Hopefully the sheriff de-partment will find the person(s) responsible.
The Upton Library will be open Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning on July 14 and on Satur-days from 10 a.m. until noon beginning on July 17. Come visit!
A few days ago I took pictures of a young bull moose leisurely meandering around our fire pit. Even while I was taking his picture, I wondered if he were the one who kicked my great dane, shat-tering his jaw. Poor Tucker got a little too close to some critter's hoof. His jaw is wired for another month or so and taking his meds is not his idea of fun─administering the meds isn't our idea of fun, either! He's healing though.
John McDonald, famous Maine author and storyteller, will be entertaining at Upton's sesquicen-tennial celebration on Aug. 21. People seem to be gearing up enthusiasm to build floats for the pa-rade. There will be weaving demonstrations, a guitarist, lots of food booths, games, contests and a spaghetti supper, to name a few. Invite all your friends and relatives to join the celebration! Ideas and participation are welcome. Ladies Aid meetings are Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Selectmen have started assessing, determined to get the tax bills out a little earlier than they have been.
Enjoy your week. Selah