I guess I was wrong about February being a little quieter with snowstorms. We had a couple more and more on the way. I found a picture this weekend that was taken many years ago. It was taken on what is now Depot Street in Gilead. The snowplow is coming down the street and the banks look to be almost as tall as the truck. The part of the road that is plowed is not much wider than the truck.
My brother, Steve McLain, had some help from his son, Brad, and Carole Mason with shoveling off his roof. Besides plowing driveways, Carole has been busy shoveling off a few roofs in the area. We may just have to give her a call if the snow does not let up!
Gerard Dupont, formerly of Gilead, has had several hospital admissions at Stephens Memorial recently but is back at Ledgeview since Saturday. His daughter, Lise McLain, has been visiting her father at the hospital and at Ledgeview, and has also served as communicator between her father, who has a language barrier, and the staff at the hospital and Ledgeview.
Our granddaughter, Sidney Chapman, spent last Saturday with us. Grampa picked her up in Gorham early Saturday morning at Berlin City Chevrolet (near Wal-Mart) where Tim works. She was going to stay overnight, but the snow began to fall around 5 p.m., so we headed back to Berlin City and returned her to her Dad. Sidney likes to go to hockey practice on Sunday mornings in Berlin.
Judy Barker stopped by the house last Sunday and dropped off an item that Emeline Heath had given her many years ago. It was a sampler done by Deborah Barker when she was 10 years old. This Deborah was a Barker born in Bethel. She was the daughter of Samuel Barker. She was born in 1817. Emeline thought, that even though this Deborah was not related to Judy Barker, it was interesting because Judy had a daughter named Deborah.
This past Sunday there was an accident on Route 2 near Dan Barnes' house, close to the State Line. Bethel Rescue, Bethel Fire and Gilead Fire responded.
Gilead Historical Society
The orders for quilt squares are coming in. Many thanks to everyone. We can still fit a few more, if you haven’t got your order in yet. When I get a quiet moment, I will sit down and write out the names on the squares. Dues are also coming in at a good rate. Membership cards will be filled out and mailed as soon as possible.
We have been busy helping Norm Buttrick finish up the report on the North Road Archaeological Survey. Hugh assisted him with research and Norm has compiled the information into a report which will become part of the GHS library.
Also, the railroad station has kept us pretty busy. We are still compiling historical information on schools in Gilead through the years. Anyone with any interesting information or pictures let us know. Everyone has been great about sharing when we put out a call for information for a project.
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