Sometimes the hardest part of writing this column is how and where to begin. So, I might as well jump right in and get to the point.
First off I have to make a correction concerning last week's information. Aline Dupont had dinner with Donna Howe rather than Diane Howe. I do apologize for this major error on my part.
This past Saturday Aline visited her Dad at Ledgeview and then took him to dinner at Crosstones in the evening.
By the time you read this Esther Wilson had a birthday party for Grace Gibson sharing dinner,cake,and ice cream with family and friends. Happy Birthday, Grace, from all of us.
If you haven't done so yet, you may want to call Echoo Corliss at 875-2642 and give her your order for wreaths in support of the CPS 5th grade, as all orders must be in by the 15th.
The neighborhood can also welcome a new resident, Karen Kutchera. She would very much like to meet folks and get involved.
On Nov. 12 the Alder River Grange will have a Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. for members followed by a 7:30 p.m. meeting, both to take place at Stan Howe's on Broad Street. Their Public Supper last Saturday in honor of our Veterans was a great success. Here are some of the names who attended:
Representing the Army were Hugh Swan, Bob McDonald, Florence Merrill, Dennis Breton, Ernest Angevine, Charles Lowe, Wendell Easter, who also has a Special Notation, Hank M., Robert Everett, Paul Hebert, Al Lake, Nancy Mercer and George Haines.
Air Force members present were Wayne Hakala, Jerry Stuart, Bud Kulik, Andre Bernier,and John Hall.
Last but not least the Navy men were Harold Wilbur, Eugene Kelly, Rodney B., and Danny Long Sr. George Olson attended also, but had not specified the Branch. I do apologize to those men mentioned by first name only as I regret to admit that I could not read their last name. Thank you to all Veterans and all serving our country presently. Now wouldn't it be nice if they would be able to actually celebrate Veteran's Day as a day off with pay!
On Election Day evening there was a very nice gathering of family, friends, and supporters of our Jarrod Crockett. Congratulations, Jarrod, we are so happy for you!
Now it is time to move on to the answer for the Trivia. In the then Oxford County Citizen edition dated May 5, 1955 in the East Bethel column it was stated and I quote, "Charlie Haines was bruised very badly when his bike went out off control while he was riding down a hill." I did hear from a couple of lads who were with him at the time and heard some of the details. Thank you all so very much for participating and am happy that readers get in touch with me be it via my phone 824-3220, my e-mail email@example.com, on Facebook, or hand-written information.
Happy Veteran's Day and I feel I speak for most when I will say, " Thank you!"