by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, my friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
Received a most welcome letter this week that pleased me greatly. It was from the Natural Resources Council of Maine…and it starts with these words: “Thank you for submitting your letter to the editor titled Thankful for Strong Opposition to CMP Corridor that ran on November 17, in the Kennebec Journal. We value your commitment to make the public aware of this critical environmental issue.
“We welcome you to become an NRCM member. Your letter to the editor is aligned with the work that we do. We would like you to partner with us.
“When you join NRCM you are giving the gift of clean air and clean water to the next generation. You are helping safeguard large tracts of land that are home to treasured wildlife and are our solace.
“United we can do what no person can do alone. NRCM raises the collective voice of more than 20,000 supporters in front of state and federal officials, corporations, and policy makers. We protect Maine’s environment through sound science and un wavering advocacy efforts. We connect concerned citizens – like you – with the environmental issues of our time.
“Thank you, again, for bringing awareness to concerns facing the nature of Maine. You have made a difference. If you ever have questions or would like additional information about the projects we are working on, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Please join us as a member today. Sincerely, Stacie Haines; Membership Director. Protecting the Nature of Maine. ”
I was pleased to get that letter which said that it was seen in the Kennebec Journal. I have written several letters to the editor about my feelings for the CMP Corridor through Maine’s beautiful wilderness. Some have been printed, like the one that was mentioned in this letter, but I had given up, and then it was printed.
This issue of The Town Line will be the last one until after the New Year so I am short on news….but hope you will enjoy this poem in these dark, dreary days we’ve been having…It is called All Things Bright and Beautiful. All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings. The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun, the ripe fruits in the garden, He made them, every one, He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell how great is God Almighty Who has made all things well. (words by Cecil Frances Alexander)
And now for Percy’s memoir called, Of Gifts of Life: Do what you can with the gifts of life and gifts of heart and mind, while they are still within our power to share with humankind – for it is seldom meant to be that gifts we own today, will be forever ours to keep or ours to give away. Don’t let them fade to trials of time or waste to dearths of age, for they are like the joys of youth and luxuries of wage, they’re ours to own for just a while,to do with as we can, that will endear our souls to God and grace our fellow man. (Words by Michael Dubina.)
Have a wonderful happy, Merry Christmas!