We Are Community for the week of May 15th, 2023, by Joyce Steiner

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Today is Mother’s Day 2023.  Many women are mothers, some are not.  If you are reading this, you have/had a mother.  I sincerely hope you had a mother who was warm and nurturing and showed her love to you.  If perhaps you did not, then know she loved you and did the very best that she was capable of doing.  If you are fortunate enough to still have your mother, I hope you told her that you love her today-maybe even sent flowers or some other small gift.  Happy Mother’s Day to each lady because even if you are not a mother, I am sure you have nurtured someone or some other living thing.

Plymouth Circle met on Wednesday evening at the PCCC.  We enjoyed a potluck dinner.  We also took some monumental steps.  Our roof leaks and we need a new roof.  We voted to accept a bid from a Quincy firm.  The PCCC, Plymouth Circle Community Center, is the building that was formerly the Plymouth Methodist Church.  Even before that however, it housed the Presbyterian and Congregational churches.  The sanctuary was added and consecrated in 1927 so the present roof dates to that period.  Pretty impressive life for a roof!  We also voted to remove the “Women’s” from the name, Plymouth Women’s Circle, and invite men to join our group.  We are currently raising funds to pay for the roof.  If you would like to help, you may send a check to PCCC, % Joyce Steiner, 201 W. Summer St. Plymouth, IL 62367.  We will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm and invite all who are interested to join us.

Interesting week.  We have had warm days, some rain and lots of storms.  I moved my plants out of the garage, baskets to the gazebo, cactus to their bench, planted tomatoes and started planting some flowers.  I have many blooming plants including iris, flocks, peonies, pansies, cactus and more.  I could spend every day weeding flower beds and probably would not get finished.  I also saw my first lightening bugs on Monday evening!

Have had three bnb guests this week. Two were here for a funeral and one for the graduation of his son. One was allergic to kitties.  I was in the swing when my cell rang.  The guest was calling to tell me that Puff was under the bed.  Of course, she is not allowed in the bedrooms but she forgot.  Went up to retrieve her and all I could see was a small furry paw sticking out from under the bed skirt.  She said she just wanted to say “hi”.

Saw that Dick Miller passed away this week.  He was very well known in the area.  He will certainly be missed by his family and friends.

Sunday evening saw storms in our area.  My gage showed 1.4 inches of rain.  A huge tree fell on the corner of a house a block away on West Main St.  There was some damage to the roof.  Notice they have finished cutting the tree and have cleaned up all the debris.  Sorry for the damage.

Hope you have a good week.  Would love some gentle rain which is badly needed, just wish it would come without thunder storms and tornados.

There has been so much loss in our area.  Please pray for these families.  Also keep those with health problems in your thoughts and prayers.  Scatter kindness and love.

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