I think I liked the “good old days” when school began the day after Labor Day. It just seemed like a good way to say summer is over and time to go back to school.
My brother, Steve McLain, attended the retirement and birthday celebration for Stan Howe this past Sunday. He said that he ran into several people to chat with while he was there. Hugh and I were unable to attend since we were headed for a graduation in Vermont.
News from the Bog Road – Celia Broomhall just received a promotion at work. She is now the Assistant Director of Nursing at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Congratulations, Celia.
Hugh and I traveled to St. Johnsbury, Vt. last Sunday to attend the Springfield College School of Human Services Graduation Ceremony. Michele Croteau received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked very hard and everyone is very proud of her. Also attending besides Tim (of course) were the grandchildren, William Chapman, Annie Chapman, Ajay Landry and Sidney Chapman. Michele’s parents Leo and Ann Croteau were also there as part of the celebration.
The Gilead Historical Society will be having a yard sale over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 to Sept. 1). If the weather is good, the sale will be on the corner lot. If it is raining, the sale will move inside the town hall. This will be on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I was talking to Pauline Applin and she gave me some information about the upcoming flea market at the grange in West Bethel. The Pleasant Valley Grange is having an "end of the season" flea market over Labor Day weekend. The hall will be open on Aug. 30 and 31 as well as September 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., all four days. They have lots of glass and ceramics, small appliances, fabric and sewing notions, toys, holiday decorations, books and vinyl records, furniture, kitchen and camp utensils, and the always interesting odds and ends!
We decided that when someone stops at the GHS sale, we will mention their sale and they will do the same for the GHS.
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