IF WALLS COULD TALK, Week of March 8, 2018

Katie Ouilette Wallsby Katie Ouilette

WALLS we sure did get a wonderful view as we approached Madison by way of the Madison Road last week, didn’t we? Yes, we had it all, past being the view and new being the field of blue solar panels near Madison Electric’s building. Then, WALLS, you reminded me of the birds that we passed on the road as they perched at the tip-top of the trees. Those birds sure do get the view without reading any ads about visiting our wonderful state of Maine, as they perch themselves on our tree tops.

Yes, WALLS, that is another way of appreciating our birds of a feather. Last week our faithful readers had a crow that talked to folks in Waterville and this week we
are talking about birds in our tree tops. Y’know, we’ll have our birds in all places soon. Actually, the birds (yes crows), squirrels (both grey and red) that have chosen the food in our birdfeeders have been joined by deer! Yes, there are two young deer that come to our bird feeders during the day lately. Yes, there are pictures of them, with their heads in the feeders to prove that their life is saved by the birds’ food. We are so proud of that.

Now, switching gears…I just have to tell you, faithful readers, about the center-piece on our kitchen table. Hanging on the wall is the photo that granddaughter Roxie Pine sent to us when she was in, yes, Antarctica! She was with a group of marathon folks and waving our American flag proudly. Actually, she expected to take her talents as a computer technician to California soon! Yes, Dad Ray Pine taught his daughter and son, Leigh, well about not being afraid to try everything, and they do. And mom, Lynn, was a do-it-herself person. Yes, I will never forget her saying ‘do it MEself.’

Well, WALLS, enough of my smart kids and, now, it is time to tell everyone that, by the time our faithful readers read this, our Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce F.A.B.

Fair will be wrapping up until next year. True, the event used to be called Getting to Know You Fair and, the late Herb Paradis was chairman of it.

My, that was a long time ago! WALLS do you remember when Henry’s Hardware was on Chestnut Street in our great town of Skowhegan? Yes, Henry had a drawing for a milk can that had been painted green. Paint that Henry’s sold. Actually, when the first event was held, there was a brutal snow storm, but people kept coming and coming. Probably, because, in those days, this was something to do on a stormy day! How times and activities have changed! Yes, it was at the Getting to Know You Fair that we saw TV for the first time, But the Rebekahs still hade fundge the old-fashioned way.

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