When we trudged through snow almost to my waist to shovel off a camp roof this morning, we realized we have more snow than we'd thought! The warm weather we've had here and there, amid the arctic cold has made the snow heavy. Most surprising of all, concerning the weather, was the thunder and lightening we had last week.
There was a very small moose lying in the road, curled into a ball, actually, in Grafton. It took a while for him or her to stagger to a standing position, and even longer to find an acceptable place to get off the road. There were tracks around the area made by a large moose, but the mama didn't hang around to make sure her baby was safe.
Daffodil days are March 16 and 17. If you'd like to participate by purchasing potted bulbs, or a bear, or daffodil bouquets, or for more information, call 392-1117. Andover General Store will have some bouquets available without placing an order.
The annual skating/sliding party will be March 18th. On March 19 there will be an Italian buffet at the Ladies Aid Building. Hopefully you'll mark these dates on your calendar and check next week's column for all the details.
Sympathies are extended to family and friends of Fred Bilodeau who passed away last Saturday.
The annual Town Meeting will be held on March 31 at the school house.
The word "chuffed" was used in a book I recently read. It was used as an "old-fashioned" word, synonymous with "pleased, happy." The definition closest to that in my Webster, which is nearly an antique, is using snuffers to pinch the end of a candle to brighten the light. I just love words! Back in the day a "yargle" meant heavy knitwear of all sorts to keep one warm in the winter. The phrase "all yargled up" meant one was ready for cold weather. I'm guessing the word "argyle" (as in socks) was derived from "yargle."
Enjoy your week. Selah.