Happy New Year to all. A new year and a new decade begins. Time to make whatever changes have been put off during the last decade.
I need to start this decade by thanking the young man who assisted me when I fell on the ice at work on Wednesday, the 22nd. I do not know your name, but I really did appreciate your assistance. I slipped on the ice in front of the cardboard bin and turned into a human pretzel -- ouch! Nothing is broken, but I am a little worse for the wear. For now I walk very slowly and was using ski poles for balance. With the high winds, that is not a bad idea. Don't want to get blown away!
We spent a very quiet New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day we spent working at the Transfer Station. It was not too busy as many thought we weren't open, but we had a steady stream of folks wanting to start the New Year right by recycling and disposing of their trash.
Western Mountains Senior College will be starting again, soon. Activities and classes begin on Jan. 10. There are many classes starting. FMI call 824-2780 or online at www.maineseniorcollege.org
My column did not get printed last week so I couldn’t remind folks of the first Monday happenings. Hope everyone made them. This Thursday, the 6th of January, ACA meets at the Waterford library. It is the only ACA meeting in this area - Bethel/Oxford Hills. There are several ALANON meetings -one each Oxford, Bridgton, Naples. FMI find ALANON or AA in your yellow pages.
The knit and chat group which met this week will meet again on Jan. 17. That is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, but they meet anyway. One of these days I will be able to make it, again. They will probably also meet on the 31st, as that is the fifth Monday.
A Happy Birthday goes out to Robin Hart. Her birthday was on Jan. 4. Won't tell you how old she was.