Christmas is here next door. Decorations are all across the front of the house with some along the back garden fence. The tree on the front lawn is loaded with lighted large candy canes and colored balls. All is multi-colored and flashing.
Ruth Hazelton was at her son's home in Lisbon to eat with him and his wife and granddaughter.
Maxine Cram enjoyed her special dinner with her son, Arnold, and his wife, Sandy, and their family.
Rebecca Chase entertained her parents, Wendy and Randy Chase, and her grandmother, Dede Chase, at her new home.
Beverly and Vince Stevens had as guests Stacy and Darcy on Thanksgiving day. On Friday they entertained John and Linder Stevens of Rangeley, Dave and Cindy Stevens of New Gloucester, Ben Stevens of Lewiston, and Tina and Joshua Goodwin and sons David and Donavon of new Gloucester.
Sunday, Bruce Thayer of Norway visited with Vince and Beverly Stevens.
Beryl Bonney was at the Merrill Farm in Waterford to be with the family for the day.
At the West Paris Universalist Church the Rev. Richard Beal will conduct the service at 9 a.m. All are welcome.
Son-in-law Mike Seaton came for me on Wednesday to spend the night in Augusta to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday. Daughter Peggy prepared the bountiful meal including right-from-the-oven wheat rolls -- her specialty. Rob Collins brought a tender turkey which he had smoked. It was a small, quiet group with no children. There was just Peg's dog, Mazie, and Jude's dog, Mattie, for excitement. The dogs had a nice long walk which helped settle the adults' dinners. Peg and Mike and Mazie returned me home at about five. A nice relaxing sunny but windy day.
On Saturday son Kenneth brought a turkey and other ingredients and he and I prepared another Thanksgiving feast. Caleb Lamb of Syracuse University and friend joined us. Caleb returned to the university on Sunday where he is busy studying and working in communications.
Muffin does not care for people food so would not even try the turkey. She did get a bit extra cat food though.