by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
The North Anson Methodist Church is holding it’s annual suppers on June 30, from 5 – 6 p.m. July 21 from 5 – 6 p.m., and July 28, from 5 – 6 p.m.
Received the following e-mail on the way people in Solon voted on Question 1. 76 voted yes and 128 voted no. This was certified by the municipal clerk, Leslie Giroux.
As I continue to go through my collection of old things that I hope are of interest to people in Solon, I came across an old, old newspaper called The Solon Weekly Times. Volume 4. Number 39. Wednesday, June 27, 1894. Devoted to Local and General News and to the Development of Home Resources.
It is a large paper, 22 by 15 inches and quite yellowed with time, and only $1 A Year! There is lots of news from the following towns: South Norridgewock, East Madison, North New Portland, Oakland, Bingham, Dennistown, New Portland and of course, Solon.
Some of the things written about were quite different than today’s news…such as, “Dr. Danforth’s crop of strawberries this year is both luscious and abundant.” And another one…”Fishing parties are the order of the day in these parts just now. Two were made up Saturday.” It is a most interesting paper for one who has been writing for papers. I intend to give it to the Solon Historical Society if they don’t have one like it.
Now for Percy’s memoir, called A Creed to Live By. Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life,for without them life is meaningless. Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over…. until the moment you stop trying. Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other. Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope ; to be without hope is to bewithout purpose. Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been but also where you’re going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.