I was very pleased to get a call from my cousin, Frank Flint, from Georgia, with the good news that his sister, Carol Hatch's husband, Dan, had a check-up with his oncologist today and there is no sign of any cancer in his sinuses. He has been battling first throat and then
sinus cancer for about two years. We have been praying for a miracle because they do happen even in these most skeptical of times! Thank God for the doctors and medicine He has provided. Keep giving Him the glory!
Since the building inspector has not yet provided the town of Rumford his report on the Kreske building our church is moving into, Pastor Thacker has decided, that with the holidays and all, we will postpone our moving until the first of December. By then the report should be
turned in and the necessary permits ready. It was getting a little nerve-wracking to not know from one service to the next where we would be. So, we will hold our services at the Conference Center at the Linnell Motel until then. The Thanksgiving Giveaway will be dispersed from the building on the Andover Road and all activities, unless otherwise announced, will remain there also.
There are still a few duck stragglers around. I saw a mallard drake with several females down near the shore just below the bank in back of my house. So far the ice that has covered the pond has not lasted long but I suspect it won't be long before it is here to stay for the winter. I hate to see the birds who wait too long and their feet get frozen in. It is a long, slow death for them.
I was sorry to hear that Richard Grover has lost Snuffy. It seemed as if he was one of the immortals and would go on forever. Dogs, especially good ones, do not live long enough. I remember reading a poem once that wondered why we give our hearts to a dog to tear. For those who love animals and especially dogs somehow we seem to have no
choice. It is very hard to lose them but somehow it seems even harder not to have them to enjoy for as long as we can. Anyhow, we send our sympathies to Snuffy's family. It sounds as if he was one of the good ones.
I am really enjoying my new furnace this fall. It seems good not to have that faint oil smell because it was always a worry that some carbon monoxide gas was escaping into the house along with the odor.
I now have a detector also that doesn't keep going off every five minutes. I never was sure whether it was gas or a faulty detector that was causing it to beep. This is a different brand and so far has only made a noise when the battery was low. I hope it never does make
any noise when I am not here because it about drives Chloe up a wall the sound is so shrill.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday. Be careful on the roads, too, as it gets dark so early, the turkeys and deer seem to like to walk in the middle, and the roads are often wet
So, until next time, enjoy your days, keep the faith, and God bless.