Plymouth Area News for the week of January 29th, 2018 by Joyce Steiner

I think one of the worst things about getting older is that there are so many of my friends and people I know who are going on to the next phase of life.
Saturday was the service for John Phillips at Living Faith United Methodist Church.  A lunch was provided by the church after the service.
This week is the service for Ross Pollock.  Though Ross and his wife, Lea Walker, moved from the Plymouth area several years ago, he had strong ties with the Plymouth community.  Maxine Campbell, Eileen Allison and Ross were siblings.  Ross worked at Plymouth Rock Antiques.  He was a very nice man.  Our sympathy to his family and friends.
Also got word on Sunday that Nicole Baldwin lost her mother this week.  We are so sorry to hear of her loss.
Monday evening the Church Council and the Staff Parish Relations Committees met at Living Faith. It is so good to once again have an active church with committees functioning and so many people attending our services.  I counted 15 children for the children’s moment this morning.  Such fun to watch them in action as that many children are not going to sit quietly for a message!
Spent several days this week getting things home and priced from last weeks auction.   Actually bought three Caravan loads..  Saturday I attended the Kyle Kelso auction near Bushnell and bought more things for the store.  Fun auctions.
Wednesday I had a dealer from Iowa at the store.  She had picked out a few things then started telling me what she needed for her store.  I had all but one of the things she was looking for so was glad she asked.  With three store buildings full, it is often difficult to take everything in. 
Had a guest coming in for several days, so made a quick trip to Macomb to pick up all sorts of fresh fruit and milk.  She called shortly after I got home and cancelled her reservation.  Have bananas, blueberries, strawberries, grapes and a fresh pineapple to eat.  At least all that is healthy food.  B&B’s used to be more fun.  Now for the most part, it really is not.  I love to share my home with guests but I think most guests do not understand that a B&B is not a hotel and that it is your home.  Also I have more cancellations at the last minute or people who just do not show up after reserving a room.  It really is not worth the trouble to me to charge their credit card and then go through the hassle of having them fight it so I just “smile and go on”.  My hunters in the fall are all very nice so probably will continue to share my home.
Have read and heard about chicken on Wednesday evening at Basco.  After some Mormon missionaries came to the store and told me how great it was, I decided to go.  As I had not been there before, I was glad to see people there that I knew.  Keith Bruns and his wife were kind to share their table with me.  There was a really big crowd there for the chicken.  There was a friend who used to run the antique mall in Macomb there and he now lives in Florida, so people come a long way for chicken night at Basco.
Am liking Adams fiber TV.  I have a lot more channels available.  Used to watch “Nashville” but it moved from ABC to CMT so I missed a couple of years of that show.  Now can watch Gray’s Anatomy and then catch Nashville.  Am also catching up on some movies I missed years ago.  Watched “Smokey and the Bandit” tonight.  It is interesting that when that movie came out there were no cuss words used in movies.  In my opinion, we have gone way too far in the other direction with any language being acceptable to use in movies or on TV.  Suspect my age is showing again.
Hope you all are enjoying the spring like weather, I know I am.  Keep looking to see if the crocus are starting to come up.  So far they are showing good sense as I am sure we will have more cold weather.  I know that the average temperatures for this time of year have been 38 and 18 degrees for some time.  This week they jumped to 39 and 19.  Maybe that is just one degree but it is good to see that increase.
Hope you have a good week.  Pray for those  who have lost family members and for those who have health problems.  Also remember to thank God for the good things in your life.  Scatter Kindness.
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