Plymouth Area News for the week of March 25th, 2019 by Joyce Steiner


I read in the paper that Harlan Baker had passed away.  Some of you are probably thinking that you do not know who that person was but actually do.  He was “the sewing machine guy” who largely lived out of is pick up with his son.  When his son was taken from him, it was very difficult for his father.  They often attended the senior potlucks in Augusta.   After the son was taken, Mr. Baker spent a lot of time at HyVee in Macomb.

Attended the Colchester Historic Society meeting on Tuesday evening.  The theme for the meeting was “ sharing Colchester collectibles” and since I have many, decided to attend.  I also joined the group.  I think preserving our history is very important.  It is a small group of dedicated people.

We had ten for Bible Study on Thursday morning.  It was good to have Jo Webster and Donna Harrison with us.  We meet on Thursday morning at 9:30 and all women of the area are welcome.  Prince Harry had a lot to say this week as I was late for the meeting and was not in my usual chair and he could not find me.  Once he found my lap, he was content.  Thanks to Mimi Lawton for furnishing treats for the group.

Spent quite a bit of time this week deciding what to pack and packing for the Paris, MO. Show.  It is a very nice show and I always enjoy doing the show.  Also I get to see and stay with friends while there and they even helped me unload and reload.  Bruce Morton and John and Arlis Dittmer attended the show from this area.  Thanks to all who helped me and attended.

For you who are interested in corn planting, I noted that there was field work going on in the Hannibal bottoms.  Some corn was planted and some fields were underwater.  Personally I questioned planting with the flood water still rising.  A farmer has so much to worry about.  In most work areas we can control our environment, but farmers cannot control the weather.  God bless our farmers.  I really like to eat!

To the person who called me before 5 am to ask if a particular man was here, you are not likely to get a friendly response at that hour.  I had no B&B guests and when the phone rings at that hour, one assumes the worst.

Finally got some of my kitties to the vet for their yearly checkups.  They were over due but with ice and snow all winter, I could never plan three days ahead to get them in.  They are fine.  If you have animals, please take care of them.  I was talking to a young man with a sick dog.  He said he could not afford to take him to the vet.  People need pets to calm them, the people, and to teach responsibility but if you cannot afford to feed and have medical attention for your family pets, please do not adopt them.  Each year, several kitties are tossed out in Plymouth.  Some find homes and some do not make it.  Animals do not deserve that treatment.

We are in the period of Lent, the forty days before Easter.  Pastor Sheri is having meetings on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. for the next four weeks.  All are welcome.  Her current sermon series is on the Wesley admonition of “Do no harm, do good, stay in love with God”.  If you read my column regularly, you know that I use this quote as well as the “Scatter Kindness” quote.  I firmly believe in both.  We need to figure out how to be kind to one another even if we do not agree on all fronts such as politics and sexual orientation.  If one is not willing to actually listen to another person, then just avoid discussing issues on which you cannot agree.

Have a great week.  Enjoy the spring weather even though it m ay include rain and storms and do be kind to others.


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