SOLON & BEYOND: On the road, again!

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

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

Friday, September 13, Lorna and Carlton Russell, from Stockton Springs, will perform an organ concert at 6 p.m., at the Solon Congregational Church. The organ is believed to be the oldest pipe organ of its kind in New England, There will be light refreshments served at intermission. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Received the following e-mail from Carol Dolan: Come join us at the New Portland Library for a free class on Aging Well with Technology, on September 5, 1:30 – 3 p.m. For more information or to register, please call 628-6561 and e-mail us at Learn to connect through basic technology, protect your digital presence, use technology for better health and get what you need on line! These classes are offered by Americorps Digital Literacy Initiative.

Take a chance on our raffle baskets. Two for the price of one! One for males and one for females. Check out the picture of the baskets on our Facebook page: New Portland Community Library. $1 per chance or six chances for $5. Drawing to be on September 14, at the library. Don’t have to be present to win.

We have a gig router for $5 if you have a need. We also have an Epsom printer that needs a little work. (There is something wrong with the black cartridge being recognized. Make an offer!

Our board room is available again for small groups. The room holds about 10 people and is available for free use for non-profit groups. Stop in today to fill out an application. We also have a small office that can be used for individual use or for two people.

Also, I believe we are having a star gazing party on August 29 (Thursday), weather permitting. Times to be announced.

That is all I have for news that has been sent to me from others, and as always it it very much appreciated!

This morning I am a little bit weary as I sit down in front of this contrary computer to share news with you! We just got home yesterday afternoon after the third weekend in a row going to events from one end of the state to the other! We had spent this last weekend up in the northern most county in Maine , up in the ‘County,’ where Lief grew up. It was the 39th annual Washburn August Festival; the Theme: Welcome Home to our Vietnam Heroes! Grand marshals in the parade were local Vietnam heroes.

We had driven up on Friday in pouring rain all the way, and when we got to the interstate, I was not happy, we were going 75 miles an hour and cars were passing us as if we were sitting still! But…. it was all worth it, the people up there in Washburn really know how to put on a wonderful party!!

We attended the banquet Friday night and went and watched the long parade held on Saturday (All Vietnam and other veterans were invited to march at the head of the parade). The people of Washburn have erected a very impressive wall and there was a Wall Ceremony for the this wall honoring veterans.

The next day Lief walked all along the wall to read all the names and history of those who had served, I hate to admit that I didn’t have the energy to do so, but everyone was saying it is very impressive, and well worth seeing.

I got up Saturday morning feeling awful but tried not to hinder his good time up where many of his family and friends still live. But…. I am thankful that was the last weekend for awhile that we will be traveling!

We drove home through the Patten Woods, and that brought back many memories of the first time I had been on that road, (before the interstate was built) It was when Frank and I took our first born (Mark) up to go to college at Fort Kent. It seemed like the end of the world.

And now for Percy’s memoir: Rest is not quitting the busy career; Rest is the fitting of self to one’s sphere. “Tis the brook’s motion clear without strife, Fleeting to ocean, After this life. “Tis loving and serving, The highest and best; “Tis onward, unswerving, And this is true rest. (words by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.) – People keep telling me I should slow down, and some day I will!


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