All seems quiet up here -- "calm before the snow storm?"
The Upton House had more satisfied customers from New York. They were visiting relatives in town and enjoyed their three nights with Bob and Charlotte.
The Ladies Aid members are pretty much ready for the Hunters' Supper which will be Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. They're working on the Christmas program which will be at the school on Dec. 4.
According to my Maine History book, published in 1920, the manufacture of wool into cloth began almost as soon as the first settlers reached our shores. It was a household industry; rolls of wool were spun into yarn by hand with spinning wheels. The bark of trees was used to dye the cloth. In 1920 the wool industry had moved into mills. The principal centers for the woolen industries were Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, Oakland, North Vassalboro, Waterville, Camden, Dexter, Old Town, Wilton, Guilford, Sangerville, Hartland, Madison, Pittsfield, and Skowhegan. Sanford made huge quantities of mohair, plush, and palm beach cloth.
Are there any wool manufacturing towns still operating in Maine? I know folks who still use their spinning wheels.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whew! It doesn't seem possible.
Have a wonderful week. Selah