We Are Community for the week of August 21st, 2023, by Joyce Steiner

We Are Community 164

The big news this week is that the 137th Plymouth Old Settlers is Fri, Sat and Sun of this week.  It is in and around the Plymouth Park which is in the center of town.  All events are free.  You might want to bring a lawn chair.  Schedules are posted around the community or you may pick up one at the antique store. The Plymouth American Legion is sponsoring a breakfast on Saturday morning beginning at 7 am.  There will be sausage, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, eggs and more including drinks.

The Plymouth classes of 63 and 64 will be having a reunion at the Legion building on Saturday beginning at 4 pm.

Plan to come to Plymouth this weekend and enjoy the festivities, the carnival, the food and seeing old friends or making new ones.

Needed gas on way to Bloomington.  It was 3.69 on Macomb and I didn’t stop because it is always cheaper in Pekin.  Well, it was 4.09 all the way to Bloomington.  Had to fill there and cheapest was 3.83.  Oh well.

Speaking of Bloomington, left about an hour earlier than usual.  Got set up and had some time to shop.  Had good sales on Saturday and early Sunday morning then it sort of died till about 3 when I had another good sale.  All in all, it was a good show.  I even had phone service!  Have not had phone service for 2 years.  Got a different phone and perhaps that was the reason.  For whatever reason, it is very good to have connection to friends and help if needed when one is on the road.

Last Monday Julie Forner Schultz, Karen Kipling Madesian and I had lunch in Macomb.  Julie was the only other person in my grade for 4 years at Cherry Grove and Karen was my best friend in high school.  Was so good to see them both.

Finally gave up on my lovely white peaches and let the Japanese beetles have a huge feast.  I got 6 pies and a cobbler plus a lot to eat so all was not lost.

The finance committee met on Wednesday evening.  Living Faith United Methodist church will again be selling mums to support our ministry to the community.  They will be $15 for large blooming plants.  You my order them from several members of the church, calling the office or probably on face book too.  They must be picked up at the church this year.  More details to follow.

This “little old lady” needs some sleep so this column may be shorter than usual.  Keep praying for your friends and neighbors who are ill and who have suffered loss.  I think it is also in order to pray that the leaders of our country learn how to work together for the good of its people instead of bashing each other just because it has become popular to do so.  Also pray for the people of Ukraine and Hawaii.  Have a good week.  Scatter kindness and love.


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