Winter sure has us in its icy grip still. Maybe we all need to start thinking warm thoughts of spring waiting just around the corner and who knows, it may just arrive faster. This is kind of wishful thinking, huh?
I can tell you about some nice celebrations this week. On Saturday, Jan. 29, Ruby Coolidge attended the 50th Anniversary of her brother Earl and his wife Pat Hart. Congratulations from the whole neighborhood. It always makes me feel good to hear about couples like this. Belated Birthday wishes go to Tonya Hebert Lewis, who, on Jan. 31 celebrated her 22nd birthday at her home with 11 guests in attendance. Tonya, it will be easy for me to remember you birthday as my oldest sister in Germany shares this special day with you.
Our amazing runner, Cherri Crockett, had her first official run for 2011 on Sunday. She ran in the Go in the Snow 5K in Topsham to benefit a niece of a friend who is battling cancer. It was an unbelievable run through the snowy streets of Topsham and just as it was finishing, it began to snow. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful family. She hopes more people will get out and start exercising and helping others at the same time. Thank you Cherri,this is a good thought for all of us to think about.
Now,on to the answer to the Trivia question. Part of the Town Report, dated Feb. 15, 1890 stated "To the Selectmen of the Town of Bethel, County of Oxford and State of Maine: We the undersigned citizens and legal voters of said Town request you to put an Article in the Warrant: - To see if the Town will vote to raise $2,000 to build a steam mill at East Bethel." Call me at 824-3220 or e-mail han@megalink if you would like to know who the petitioners were.
In conclusion of this week's writing, here is author Orison Swett Marden's take on the importance of humor, "A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us." Thus keep on smiling and laughing.
Have a great week.