Plymouth Area News for the week of October 24th, 2016

Florence Metcalf passed away on Monday.  She was a missionary, serving for 28 years.  It is my understanding that her family was from Plymouth.  Her services were held on Friday at the PCCC with the Women’s Circle serving the meal after the services.  Our sympathy to her family and friends.
Wednesday I made a quick trip to Quincy after closing the store.  Needed to get a shop vac to clean up my garage and kitty houses.  Also bought a second tablet as I have one for the store and thought it would be handy to have one at home too.  Cannot believe one can get a tablet which does what a computer can do for 50 dollars.  Of course I remember when I got the first Texas Instrument calculator for my physics class.  It cost 150 dollars and now one can buy one for under 10 dollars.
There were nine ladies and one cat gathered around my dining room table on Thursday for Bible study.  Allene White was hostess.
Thanks to Pat Phelps for leading this study.  We were trying to figure out just how God “told” the Israelites all the figures he wanted them to use to make the portable tabernacle while they were traveling for 40 years to the “promised land”.  There are other very definite descriptions of how God wanted the temple built.  Guess I never thought about that before.  Don’t think that He just sat down at a table and wrote out all the measurements, colors, materials, directions etc. 
After Bible study I finished loading my van and took off for East Peoria.  It was a great weekend.  The Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware convention was held at the Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria.  This is a very cute hotel and it is located near the river so the setting is also nice.  On Thursday evening we had a Board meeting and room sales.  Friday we prepared for the convention, had registration and a hospitality room which happened to be held in my room.   Probably the first time I had to chase errant meat balls around my floor.  Saturday was a full day with setting up displays, setting up for a sale and selling then tearing down again and packing things up.  This was my fourth show in as many weeks.  We had a business meeting, a seminar on Lowell Pottery, a banquet, a slide show and an auction.  Great weekend.  Great stoneware and good to see so many friends.
Came home Sunday morning, stopping off at HyVee in Macomb for lunch.  After lunch visited with Dot Burdett at Heartland for quite a while.  She was good today.  Stopped off at Brick Wall Pizza for a bar be que bacon pizza and to catch up on what had happened in Plymouth for the last few days.
October has been really nice.  The weather has been warm.  The shows have been good.  Have seen a lot of friends and work on the Community Center is progressing well.  My maple trees still have not turned color much and there were not a lot of colored trees to be seen on my way to Peoria.  Maybe next week will be the full color week.
Have a great week.  Scatter Kindness.
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