SOLON & BEYOND: Many craft fairs going on this time of year

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning my friends. Don’t worry, be happy!

Don’t forget about the Solon Congregational Craft Fair on this Saturday, November, 10, at the Solon Elementary School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Lots of these fairs going on at this time of year. There will be another one on Friday, November 9, put on by the Redington Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan, from 8 a.m.until 4 p.m., in the Main Lobby and the MOB (Medical Office Building lobby). There will be numerous vendors, holiday decorations, goodies, miscellaneous food items, handcrafted items: knit, crocheted, sewn, canned, painted, baked… list goes on. Jewelry, floral arrangements and more. There will be a raffle also.

The next Embden Historical Society event is scheduled for Monday, November 12, at 5:30 p.m., for a potluck meal; 6:30 p.m. business meeting and 7 p.m. Yankee Swap. Please bring a casserole or salad to pass and a $5 unisex gift wrapped and enjoy the good food, fun and fellowship. Plates, plasticware, yeast rolls, dessert and drinks will be provided.

The 2019 programs will be available to pass out at that time. Please come by to pick up yours.

The Embden Community Center will be hosting a complete Thanksgiving meal at 5 p.m., on Saturday, November 10. Donations will be welcome.

It was a sad day on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, when the doors closed at the old Solon Methodist Church as a Thrift Shop and Food Cupboard.

I went there on that day and walked in and asked Linda French, (who is my niece and knows me very well,) if I could ask one request? I could almost see her heart beating rapidly as I asked, but she calmly answered, “Yes, if you promise not to cry!” And then I followed Linda up that beautiful, ancient, old, curving stairway up to what was the worship area for many, many years…. and don’t tell Linda, but my eyes watered a bit on that trip! We stood and talked of some of our memories in that special old building. I had joined the Solon Congregational Church in that building over 60 years ago when we moved down from Flagstaff. When we moved, I had been given a letter from the Flagstaff Congregational Church, saying that I had been a member there.

And now for Percy’s memoir, (he died two years ago today):

Remember what’s Most Important…

It’s not having everything go right; it’s facing whatever goes wrong.
It’s not being without fear; it’s having the determination to go on in spite of it.
What is most important is not where you stand, but the direction you’re going in.
It’s more than never having bad moments; it’s knowing you are always bigger than the moment.
It’s believing you have already been given everything you need to handle life.
It’s not being able to rid the world of all its injustices; it’s being able to rise above them.
It’s the belief in your heart that there will always be more than bad in the world.
Remember to live just this one day and not add tomorrow’s troubles to today’s load.
Remember that every day ends and brings a new tomorrow full of exciting new things.
Love what you do, do the best you can, and always remember how much you are loved.

(words by Vickie M. Worsham.)

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