An April 8, 1812 Boston newspaper ran the following ad: "Township of Land. For Sale, Township C, containing about 22,000 acres of LAND, situated in the western part of the District of Maine, and adjoining Lake Umbagog. Through its S.W. corner a road has been nearly made, forming part of a road from the Upper Coos to East Andover; whence there are roads both to Portland and Hallowell. The roads from Coos is continued northerly, and crosses the British lines to Umphramagag Lake. The settlement of the Townships through which this road passes in Maine and New-Hampshire, is likely to increase, and to be very considerable; and ought to recommend the Township C to the notice of persons desiring to invest money in wild lands. A small part of the money will be required on delivery of the deed; for the residue, a long credit will be given, if punctuality in the annual interest is secured. For further particulars, apply to GIDEON SNOW, Boston." Thanks, Melanie Farmer for this interesting tidbit. I thought Umbagog Lake had a different name in 1812. Is the "Umphramagag" Lake mentioned in the article the one we now know as "Memphremagog" which is shared by Canada and Vermont?
The Hunter's breakfast on Nov. 6 will be buffet style, at the Ladies Aid Building from 6 to 9. The cost is $5. A variety of homemade food will include: homestyle baked beans, homemade donuts, a variety of homemade muffins, homefries, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage.
Jes Bernier, dressed as a princess, was our only trick-or-treater. Although she was enthusiastic enough for three kids, we were hoping to see Lotty, Logan and Keona, but maybe our greasy right of way was a deterrent to the moms and dads.
Leslie Aron made a beautiful pumpkin cake for us -- she's definitely the local "go-to" person if you want a specialty cake!
Have you seen the website for the "Upton House" -- it's nearly as beautiful as the real thing. Friends of ours from New Jersey spent Saturday night in the nautical room and couldn't say enough about the hospitality they received, or the cleanliness and beauty of the Inn. They enjoyed their Sunday breakfast at the Ladies Aid Building as well. Two great services for this little town!
On Oct. 31, Penny Bernier officiated the wedding ceremony of my son, Joe Bergeron and his beautiful bride, Amy Deermount. The bride and groom, dressed in Halloween costumes, recited their own touching vows in the chilly, but beautiful setting of Screw Auger Falls. Amy's dad, John Deermount, walked his daughter down the path to the ledges in front of the falls. John and Cyndi Deermount from Cedar Grove, N.J., shared a reading with their daughter and new son-in-law, Joe's brother, Ben, was best man. We had a family reception at the cabin, which included pizza and a pumpkin wedding cake. The newlyweds spent their wedding night at the Bethel Inn.
Light snow covered all the grassy areas in town over the weekend. Charlie Felt and Joe Bernier both told me they'd requested the white stuff, but I hope any other such requests are denied for several more weeks.
Have a wonderful week! Selah