The Legion meeting to honor the WWII Veterans was great. The meal was very good and Anita and her crew needs a big thanks. Sally's cake was a work of art and delicious. We had ninety-four in attendance. It truly was a evening to remember.
The meeting was attended by ten WWII veterans. Uncle Ivan Morey, Ellsworth "Willie" Hathaway, Gilman Whitman, Peter Rosenberg, Kenneth McInnis, Floyd Keniston, Bob Keniston, Ernest Angevine, Avery Angevine and Frank Gibson. Dept. Commander Daniel Ayotte, Dept. Adjutant Lloyd Woods, Past Dept. Commander Gene Bickford, Fifth District Commander Marcel Martineau, and Fifth District Second Vice Commander Joe Cooney were also in attendance. Many family members were in attendance with their WWII Veterans.
Uncle Ivan gave an amusing memory of when he was in the South Pacific. Gil Whitman told of how he spent his entire time in the South Pacific in the Stockade. Gil was guarding the Japanese POWs. Ernest Angevine told of how he saw his brother walking thru this really long hallway in Europe. And then Floyd Keniston, a Pearl Harbor Survivor told of the day, Dec. 7, 1941, that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. All of us were in awe of the situations Floyd was in and he and shipmates helped out the wounded. I do know there were several tears shed before the evening ended.
Commander Ayotte and Adjutant Woods gave short remarks on the Greatest Generation and what they had accomplished. We all owe the Greatest Generation many thanks because we can sit here and write and speak what we think. We can sit and talk to God without fear of prosecution. It is a crying shame that at this time our own government is trying to undermine our freedoms that this great generation fought to protect.
April 12, the second Tuesday of April, is the start of the Auxiliary Supper Dances. I do know that the Richard Felt Band will be playing for the first dance of the season. Anita hasn't released what the meal will be or maybe I don't have the need to know. The doors will open at four and the dancing will go till about 9:30 p.m. So plan on coming out and enjoy. Price is the same as last year and a bargain to boot.
It is a sure sign or spring as the boys are out on their bikes. Bobby and Joe visited me while I was boiling sap. They were pleased to tell me that their grades are up too. I sure told them I was happy with them. And then had Anita get them a jar of Maple Syrup. I'm sure it will get used up in a hurry.
I see that the Inch By Inch Farm is making syrup too. At least I would think so. Maybe Rodney is setting up a dance hall by the barn instead. But then again there is a funnel hanging out the back wall. But I will guarantee one thing, Ray and I are turning out the best Premium syrup!
This morning as I went up to the Post, I followed a deer up Tracy's Flat. It was by the bridge and just turned and slowly moved up the road. Then it stopped and turned to look at me. I stopped and it started walking again. After a bit it did the same thing and I stopped again. It decided it had enough of looking at my mug and walked up to the log landing and off thru the woods. Sure was a treat for a nice Sunday morning.