by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, my friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
Haven’t been able to chase down any recent news from Solon, so I’m going to start with an e-mail from Beyond.
“The Saturday suppers continue at the United Methodist Church in North Anson on Saturdays, July 20 and 27. Thank you so much for your support. We have no doubt that the attendance at the suppers in June was greater because of your article. Blessings, Mary Frear.” (My many thanks for that wonderful e-mail, it made my heart sing for several days!)
Received an e-mail from Vivian Champagne, Administrative Assistant of RSU #54 Adult & Community Education, asking if I wanted to continue leading the Painting Club, and my answer was “yes.” The fall brochure will be coming out soon for all the great classes offered there. I’m looking forward to seeing those of you who have been with me from the beginning, and any new ones who enjoy painting!
The North Anson Congregational Church is continuing to serve breakfasts through July, the last one is on Saturday, July 27.
Speaking of food, there was a full house in Embden last Saturday night, at the wonderful monthly supper. They are very generous with what is on the menu that particular night, it was a roast pork, with all the fixings, and it was very tasty!
These suppers are held every second Saturday of the month at the old Embden School House.
The following is for all you knitters out there! The nearest one to us in this area, is Happy Knits in Skowhegan, but the newest idea is a “Maine Yarn Cruise,” organized by Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, May 24 – Sept. 2, 2019.
Don’t miss upcoming sales and events going on in the month of July at Maine Yarn Cruise shops. Here’s just a few: Shawl Class at Mother of Purl; Meet the MKAL Designer Erin Clayton at Knitting Nook; Flamingo Festival with Quilt N Fabric; Sales at Quilt N Fabric,The Cashmere Goat, Yardgoods, Quiltessentials; Craft & Raft Adventure and Sip & Stitch at Fiber & Vine.
If you are from away! Don’t let stop you from joining the Maine Yarn Cruise. Grab a friend and come on up to Vacationland for a little yarn fun.
Had been looking forward to the following e-mail and just received it about the Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club meeting on Saturday, July 13. There were 13 members, three leaders and seven visitors present. They made NUMINARY items out of tin cans, sand art and bead bowls. They talked about fair and tagging them.
They will be having a Solon Alumni Dinner at the Solon Elementary School on Saturday, July 20. They will help out and bring food, and staying to clean up.
On Monday, August 5, they will get ready for the Skowhegan Fair. On Tuesday the members will be setting up their educational exhibits.
On Sunday, August 11, some of the members will be taking part in the 4-H Day Parade at the Skowhegan Fair.
The next meeting will be at 5 p.m., on August 19, at the Solon Firehouse.
After the meeting, at Mrs. Pooler’s, everyone went out to meet Mrs. Pooler’s oxen, Star and Toby.
And now for Percy’s memoir, it is one he used before, but it is a good one, and worth repeating( in my opinion) : “There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” These words speak volumes to me, they are written down in my handwriting on a piece of paper with no name as to who might have thought as I do.