The cold weather came back for Memorial Day weekend. I actually saw a car coming from New Hampshire on Route 2 that had snow on the roof.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by the house and we were checking out some display items to go into the train station at some later date. He came up with a large item for outdoor display and then we found a switch lock and some keys for smaller inside displays.
Hugh and I went to the St. Never’s Day Sale at the Bethel Historical Society. We found a few interesting items that we just could not live without.
The Gilead Town Office will be closed on Tuesday, June 4. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but both the Tax Collector and Town Clerk have previous commitments on that date.
Gilead Historical Society
Norm Buttrick stopped by last Saturday for a cup of coffee and a short visit. Then on Sunday, Bob and Judy Bishop were at the house and caught up on things. We also got a note from Bob and Joanne Stewart. They wanted to let us know that they plan on attending Friends and Family Day in June.
Friends and Family Day will be held on Saturday, June 22 this year. The historic buildings will be open and displays will be available for viewing. The main event of the day will be the Public Crock-Pot Potluck Lunch at the Town Hall. Serving will begin at 11:00 a.m. and it is on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a selection of cold and hot main dishes to choose from and a variety of desserts. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 12 years old, and those under 5 years old are free.
This is a fundraiser for the GHS and there will also be the sale table with books that have been published and other Gilead related items. The 2014 Commemorative Wall Calendar will be available for sale at a bargain price of $5. In 2014, the GHS will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The GHS was formed after the Bicentennial in 2004 and is still going strong.
Hugh ‘Cubby’ Swan will be the guest speaker at 1 p.m. He is from Locke’s Mills and has done research on hobos, especially the famous hobo, Leon Ray Livingston, aka A-No.1. This should be interesting since hobos traveled through this area and left their marks on buildings, etc. There are some marks carved into the railroad station that resemble the ones that were used by these travelers.
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