Locke Mills July 15
By Lorraine Larson
I hope everyone is coping with the heat. I find as I get older I don't do well with extreme temps of any kind. I hoped that I would do better in the heat as I feel the cold more than I used to but, alas it hasn't made much difference as far as the heat is concerned. Let it get over 80 degrees and I am wiped. The Pastor Justin, of our church, kindly let one of the fans blow right on me last Wednesday evening while I worked at putting the songs into the power point. It was more of a chore than the fun I usually find it as we were using a new laptop which had no separate mouse; and I am not familiar with the workings of the built-in mouse; but, thanks to the pastor's brother-in-law, Fred, who is very good with computers of all kinds, I was able to get it done.
Everyone on the road crew has been working very hard on the bridge on the Greenwood Road just below my house. They kept Chloe entertained for the better part of three days, which was nice because she broke the tie-out cable on her run and I have not been able to get a new one yet. I was very grateful theat she only went to the head of the street and then came running back. I am in no condition, with two injured knees, to go after her when she gets loose so I try to make sure it doesn't happen. Anyhow, to get back to my original subject, the crew put in long days in this extreme heat and it could not have been easy so I hope everyone appreciates what they have done.
Crystal and Al Lake returned home Tuesday after delivering their grandchildren, Haylee and Hunter, to their home in Texas. Crystal, however, managed to get laryngitis somewhere along the road, so she has not been able to talk much since she got back. Debbie Brown has a summer cold and I guess there are a lot more bugs than just the usual summer ones, flying around.
My daughter Marcia Smith's mother-in-law, Patty Smith, recently got in a car accident and broke three ribs, and then this week she fell in her home and hit her head and reinjured the ribs, and so is presently in the hospital in Houlton. It never seems to rain but it pours, as the saying goes.
Guess that is all for this week. Have a good one and God bless.