Having the temperature hover around 90 degrees for several days is just a little too much for me. That usually brings on a thundershower and then the air gets humid. I don’t mind the heat if it is on the dry side!
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by for a few minutes Saturday morning. He sat out on the corner with us for a little while as we opened up the historical buildings and set up for the “Cold Bottled Water Project”.
We have seen several Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks at the feeder this summer. Usually, they are here in the spring and then we do not see much of them through the summer. Last Sunday, we heard a racket in the pine tree and there was a juvenile sitting on a limb waiting for the adult to bring it something to eat. They did that a few times and then flew across Route 2 into the trees in the picnic area. They must have decided that this area was a good place to nest this year. We only saw a Bluebird once this summer but Jeff Hutchins has seen several of them.
We did not make it to Bethel for the Art Fair last Saturday, but we did go down on Friday evening to the Shy, Novice and Closeted show at Janet Willie’s. Our neighbor, Morgan McLean, who is the granddaughter of Wayne and Linda Taylor of Gilead, had a display of the beautiful photographs that she took. She has quite an eye for finding some great subjects to take pictures of, such as, just the grill of her grandfather’s tractor, a beautiful sunset, a leaf lying on the ground with a little drop of water on it. She had a taken a picture of discarded flags that had been removed from the cemetery when the Boy Scouts helped the Legion put out new ones for Memorial Day. They were respectfully laid out and were waiting to be disposed of properly. Morgan has done a great job and should be very proud of her accomplishments.
Gilead Historical Society
This past Saturday, a few members of the GHS decided to set up on the corner lot and open up the Railroad Station and the Schoolhouse. We also try to entice people to stop and look at them by offering cold bottled water. Any monetary donations for the water will go to help renovations on the buildings. Mary Tyler arrived early as Steve, Hugh and I were setting up and spent the day greeting the people who stopped by. After lunch Norm Buttrick and Cathy McGuire stopped by. A little later, Bob and Judy Bishop arrived and stayed until it was time to help pick up.
We were also out there on the Fourth of July and had just a few people stop, but Saturday there were about twenty people who stopped. There were a few local people, but there were cars from Massachusetts and Arizona. The guy on the bicycle did not say where he was from.
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