by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, my friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met on Saturday, May 11, with President Cooper Dellarma presiding.
Cooper Dellarma gave his demonstration on making butter at Bingham Grange on April 27.
Several members, and three leaders helped with the Luck of the Draw on Saturday, May 4, in Skowhegan.
The members picked a theme for their educational exhibit at the Skowhegan State Fair, in August. They will be working on it at the next meeting.
On May 18, several members and parents will be attending the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying at the Evergreen Campground from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After the meeting the members made stepping stones with Kevin Souca. These will be exhibited in the fairs this fall.
The next meeting will be on Saturday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station. Following the meeting the club will be going to Piper’s Farm, in Embden, for an educational tour.
The following news is way ahead of the actual event, but wanted all of you to know when Carolyn Waugh’s funeral and burial will be.
Received an e-mail from Fran Flick who wrote, “My name is Fran Flick and Carolyn was my aunt. I read with interest your column on May 2 in The Town Line concerning the lady who wanted info about the upcoming celebration of her life. I played a part in putting that together. The funeral is to be held in the North Main Street Congregational Church, at 12:15 p.m., and the interment at Pierce Cemetery, just north of Solon village. All this will be on June 29.”
I have already thanked Fran for her e-mail and a copy of the program for the upcoming service. In the program it states, “Open Forum” for those who might like to say a few words about their dear friend, Carolyn. There will be a short graveside service which will include a military tribute.
I thank all of you who e-mail me or tell me how much you appreciate this column, it does me a world of good! ( especially, after all the celebrating I’ve been doing for my latest birthday. On one of my birthday cards someone had written the words, Marilyn, You are an inspiration! (that was special because of who had written it.)
Received this e-mail from Sue Lahti: East Madison Historical Association announces its May program. On May 16, at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Cheryl Patten will talk to the EMHA about “Preserving Our History, Caring for Our Cemeteries.” Cemeteries contain history of individuals and of towns, information that might be found nowhere else. They are delicate outdoor museums , and deserve protection. “Preserving Our History, Caring for Our Cemeteries” will provide information to help you get started conserving this valuable historical record.
The presentation will cover basic information about MOCA, the Maine Old Cemetery Association, how to correctly clean gravestones, and will address some very basic information to consider as one evaluates a cemetery to determine what work might help to conserve the cemetery,
The meeting will be held at the East Madison Fire Station, 1108 East Madison Rd., Madison. Light refreshments will be served. The regular meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Now for Percy’s memoir which was used on August 2, 2007, (when Percy was still alive, but I’m still convinced he might like to share it with you again!) “The wise person will be thankful for such things as hardship through which he is made strong, for costly mistakes through which he learns to do better, for sickness through which he comes to realize his dependence upon others, for solitude through which he has time to think through his sense of values and the purpose of life, and for the struggles with the mystery and unknown through which new joy is discovered.