The weather seems more like January now. The nights have been cold and there is snow on the ground. I am not a big fan of snow, but it is the way it should be. It always seems much colder when there is no snow on the ground.
Condolences go out the family of Nancy Haines, who passed away last week. Her son, Ken Cole, is a resident of Gilead.
My brother, Steve McLain, took a break from plowing and removing the leftover piles of snow by his garage and stopped by the house Saturday. Since there is some more bad weather coming Tuesday and Wednesday, he wants to be ready.
Lise McLain went to Ledgeview this past week to visit her father, Gerard Dupont. He seems to be doing well.
Last Friday night, when we were watching the 10 p.m. news, Hugh happened to look out front toward the street. He mentioned to me that the fox was coming along the street and onto the lawn. As we watched him, we thought that it was a bigger fox than we have seen or a small dog. We watched it as it jumped over the snow bank and back into the road. At that point, it was right under the street light so we could get a better look at it. As it began to run up the road past the Town Hall, we decided it was probably a coyote instead of a fox.
Last weekend we noticed a flock of birds on the bush out in front of the house by the mailbox. They turned out to be Cedar Waxwings. There must have been at least a dozen birds. They were after the red berries on the Barberry bush.
Gilead Historical Society
The newsletter finally went out. It was late because we were hoping to have the news regarding the moving of the railroad station. Hopefully, within the next week, the crew will be back to put the station on the foundation and secure it for the winter.
There have a few responses to the sale of the quilt squares, but there are still more to be sold.
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