Things were quiet in Gilead this past week, I guess. Not a lot to report on. Even the birds were not showing up at the feeder as much as usual.
My brother, Steve McLain, accompanied Carole Mason to Westbrook to get her fingerprinting done. This is a requirement for employment with MSAD 44 and is part of her application for a job there.
Hugh and I attended the Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association’s annual meeting. It was held at Crosstones’ Restaurant in West Paris. A delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings preceded the meeting. New officers for 2011 were elected and took over at the meeting. Frank Perham of West Paris was the guest speaker. Everyone likes to listen to Frank’s stories of his mining career throughout the state of Maine.
Robert and Judy Bishop were in Gilead last Sunday. They wanted to check out the railroad station that was recently moved. After looking that over, they headed to West Paris to go to the Mineral meeting annual dinner also.
Lise McLain attended the inauguration of Governor Paul Richard LePage and thoroughly enjoyed his constitutional, inaugural address as well as his mantra which is "People Before Politics." Lise also attended the inaugural ceremony for about an hour, but the receiving line was so long that she left before LePage arrived because of the approximately 85-mile trip back home, and she did enjoy the delicious food that was served. This is Lise's very first time that she has ever attended a governor's inauguration since arriving in Maine from Canada in 1953 at the age of 3. Lise's maternal grandmother is Amanda LePage Dion (Amanda’s father is Joseph LePage) from Canada.
Lise McLain stopped by Ledgeview on Saturday to visit her father, Gerard Dupont, formerly of Gilead. She will be purchasing a radio and headphones so her father can listen to some music in private without disturbing the other patients and the staff.
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