I certainly hope that those who celebrated Mother's Day had a very nice day. The weather was not very cooperative. There was a short break in rain mid-morning, but the clouds were back by noon and the afternoon was windy and cold.
My brother, Steve McLain, has gotten his vegetable seeds ordered for his garden. Now all he needs is to get the ground ready.
Linda Taylor reported that Morgan had seen a hummingbird this past week. The little birds usually arrive the weekend of Mother's Day, so I planned on getting the feeder out at least by Sunday. The feeder is out and I only had to wait until about noon for a visit from one of those busy little birds.
Lise McLain attended the Senior Club luncheon last Wednesday, May 8, at the Bethel Alliance Church.
Steve and Lise McLain went out to dinner at Mr. Pizza in Gorham, N.H., last Sunday for Mother’s Day. Lise also received Mother's Day wishes from her sons: Joey from Montana, Steve from the country of Norway, and Bradley from Bethel.
The Catbird has arrived and was out behind the house in the bamboo. They usually make a nest in the bush during the summer. He seemed quite dismayed that the bush is only a few feet high at this point. Of course, with the rain, the bamboo will grow quite fast and be ready later for the nest building. When they were out there last summer, they would make quite a racket just before dark when they were settling down for the night.
Tim, Michele, Ajay and Sidney headed for Portland last Sunday. Michele and Sidney ran in the Mother's Day race. They were joined by Carole Robbins and William Chapman. Michele and Sidney finished the race three minutes faster than their last one. Tim, Ajay, and Annie Chapman were spectators this year.
I was pleased to hear from my children and grandchildren with happy Mother's Day wishes. I got a great card from Ben and phone calls from the rest of the crowd. Sidney called after the race to tell us how she did and say happy Mother's Day.
We were sad to see the little carriage house on the North Road burn last week. We went right over as soon as we heard where the fire was. The fire was traveling into the woods. It was a good thing that the pond behind the house was available for a water supply and Lary Brook was right down the road.
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