I was noticing the fall colors this past weekend when we were coming home from Gorham, N.H. There are quite a few trees that haven’t even begun to change colors and some have changed to their beautiful reds and yellows. A lot have already shed their leaves due to the high winds this past week.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by to drop off some tomatoes from his garden. Ours have all gone by. There is nothing better than a home-grown tomato.
Lise McLain stopped by Ledgeview this past week to visit with her father, Gerard Dupont, who is in Rehab there.
Mary Tyler stopped by the house this past weekend. She wanted to show us the pictures that she took on her recent vacation to Canada with her sister, Sandra Laughy, and a few other members of their family.
When Hugh and I got home from the Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association meeting last Friday night, we had a message from Hugh’s brother, Bill Lord, from Sun City West, Ariz. It was such a busy weekend that they didn’t make contact until Sunday evening. Bill said that he just called to see what was going on in Maine. He had been reading Norma Salway’s book on Songo Pond and it brought back a few memories.
Condolences go out to the family of Bertha Taylor Dufour. Family services were held for her this weekend at the Lary South Cemetery in Gilead. She was the sister of Gilead residents Ted Taylor, Robert Taylor, Joe Taylor and Wayne Taylor.
The absentee ballots have arrived for the Nov. 2 election. The Town Clerk is in the office on Tuesdays from 5 yo 7 p.m. and can issue ballots. Absentee ballots can also be requested by phone or electronically. Phone requests can be done by calling the Town Office at 836-2115 and leaving a message or by calling the Town Clerk at home at 836-2987. The clerk can no longer accept requests by regular e-mail, so the only way that electronic requests can be made is by logging onto the following website: http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl
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