Memorial Day is coming right up this weekend. It seems early this year, and with the cool nights we have been having, I really worry about putting out plants at the cemeteries. There is still a chance for a frost for a couple of more weeks, but I guess we can hope for the best.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by Larry Coffin’s Greenhouse on Route 232 in Bryant Pond to buy his tomato plants for his garden. Larry has some beautiful flowers, too. I know, because my brother brought me a beautiful hanging begonia for my birthday.
Major Steve McLain, III, and his family spent the past weekend in London. They visited Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. James Park, Big Ben, Parliament, and the London Eye. They particularly enjoyed the beautiful flowers in the gardens in St. James Park near the palace. Steve and his family reside in the country of Norway and will be moving to Washington, D.C. this summer. Steve is the son of Steve and Lise McLain of Gilead.
We still have plenty of birds and assorted wildlife, but no new ones at the house to report. We did see a Bald Eagle just below the village the other day.
It is nice to see taxpayers voicing their opinions. Did anyone read the police log in the Bethel Citizen last week? Gilead was mentioned in regard to a report of a “derogatory sign placed on the property of the town office in Gilead.” Of course, I already knew about the sign since it was directed (arrow and all) toward me. It was such a work of art I decided to place it on my lawn so other residents of the town could enjoy it. So please feel free to check it out, and if you need any further explanation of the content, just let me know.
Gilead Historical Society
The GHS had visitors from Belgium a few weeks ago, and now we had visitors from Israel last week! Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gilead were searching specifically for Gilead because of their name. Every once in a while, we will look out and see someone looking at the depot and school and taking pictures. Hugh usually goes out to talk to them and give them a tour if they want one. He has met some interesting people. Sometimes they buy a book or leave a donation (which we appreciate), but we really like to have people stop and see the buildings. One couple stopped in April and Hugh went out and gave them the tour. They picked up one of the calendars that we did for 2013. A few days later Hugh received a belated birthday card from them because they saw his birthday listed on the calendar.
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