We Are Community for the week of July 10th, 2023, by Joyce Steiner

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Two “holes in one” in one day-pretty good.  Don’t know about you but I think actually lobbing candy directly into a waiting bag from a moving hayrack is pretty good!  Was riding in the 4th of July parade in Carthage on Tuesday and enjoyed seeing all the families along the parade route.  Also got to watch the bag pipe band from Nauvoo.  Love seeing them.

Worked in a trip to the ER.  Didn’t really want to go to the ER but convenient care was not open.  As I was climbing down off the hayrack, noted that something was inside my leg stretching the skin.  Turned out to be a screw head.  Reminiscent of a time several years ago when I had a metal rod inside my leg still attached to my pond cover.  Thank goodness this was not serious like then and we had ice and several people there to help.  Get the stitches out on Tuesday.

Got to attend the fireworks display at WIU in Macomb on the 4th.  One can just park in Q lot and sit by their car to watch.  Always a good display and such fun to watch those around you with their own displays.

Attended the Lowderman Auction on Thursday.  They had lots of dolls and collector plates.  Dolls can be fun and interesting-not so much with collector plates!   I bought several good old German dolls and one new Marie Osmond rabbit doll in a case.  Also got a really nice vintage doll stroller.  Have been trying to get all the goodies priced and into the store.  Still have a lot not priced from a local buy on Friday evening.  Like seeing friends at auctions almost as much as buying.  Also like the steak dinner at Hy-Vee on Thursday evening.  Food was great.

Got a hand-written fan letter last week.  Cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the kind words about this column.  Think my column is not like most that are written today. Thank you.

Bob Lawton, who has many connections to Plymouth, celebrated his 97th birthday on the 4th of July.  Congratulations Bob.

Randy Shepler, 64 of Augusta, passed away on the 8th.  Services will be held Saturday at 9 am at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta.  Our sympathy to his friends and family.

The Plymouth Village Board met on Wednesday evening.  There was discussion about several things including the planting of tulips along the curve in Plymouth.   In my opinion, running the business and finances of our Village is serious and I feel it is often taken too lightly.

Am happy that we finally got some rain but so sorry that it had to come with such serious storms.  I keep seeing photos of communities to our north who were seriously damaged.  Awful photos have been on Facebook about storm damage including trees down, electric poles laying in roadways, grain bins on houses, houses destroyed and so much more.  Many have been without power for days.  I am so sorry that all this happened yet am grateful that there was no loss of life.

Live trapped a racoon this week.  It did not think much of the idea and worked a hole in the traps’ door and left, leaving behind quite a bit of its fur.

Though I grew up on a farm, I have no idea if corn, which is tasseling at three feet tall, will actually produce ears.  Pray for our farmers.

I do hope you have a good week.  My thoughts and prayers are with all who have suffered storm damage, loss, illness and more.  There is much need for kindness and love-give it generously.


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