We Are Community for the week of November 1st, 2021, by Joyce Steiner

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Gary Hamilton who passed away this week.  He was the brother of Jack Hamilton.
Plymouth Old Settlers is having a fish fry on Saturday, November 13th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the Legion Building on the west side of the Plymouth Square.  Fish, baked beans, potato salad, drink and dessert will be served for $8 for adults and $4 for children.  Carry outs are also available by calling Mel at 309 331 3116.  Proceeds will go toward the 2022 celebration.
Hancock County Retired Teachers will meet Monday November 8th at the Carthage UMC at 11:30 am.  A Thanksgiving dinner will be served.  A memorial service will take place and the Illini West Chorus will also entertain.  Please make your reservation by calling Ruth Gayton.
Today is Halloween.  Turned out to be an interesting and fun day.  Started out with breakfast being served at Living Faith UMC in Bowen.  Biscuits and gravy plus all sorts of muffins and rolls were provided by some of the church members.  Was really appreciated.  Then Pastor Sheri went all out for the message including costume.  I don’t think anyone fell asleep for that sermon.  I have photos!.  This was followed by more eating!  Enjoyed fried chicken with several people from church and saw other friends there too.
Plymouth had trick and treating was from 5-8 pm and there were lots of people out enjoying the nice evening.  Hot dogs were available at the Plymouth Village Hall.  Sat on my front porch with a bowl of candy until after 7:00 pm and until I got really cold.  Had lots of guests for the candy including some very tiny babies and some older students.  Was nice to see all the cute costumes and also good to have older kids out enjoying the evening. People were walking. riding in cars, trucks and vans and even in some interesting side by sides.  Just a couple of years ago we had snow on Halloween if I recall correctly.
On Monday attended Illinois Education Retired meeting in Macomb.  The speaker was from Beardstown and his subject was on Memorial Flights (Honor Flights) to Washington  D C.  It was a very moving presentation.  Also got stitches out of my face and got my flu shot.  Busy day!
Have had a couple of people at Plymouth Rock buying picture frames to make into Christmas presents.  The idea sounds really cute.
I know this is not going to do any good to state here but there is a problem with my computer and Microsoft email.  Adams worked on the problem for over six hours on Thursday but could not get the problem resolved.  As a result, I am not sure how many people will have access to this column.  If anyone asks, I am fine, computer is not!
Hope you all have your plants moved inside.  Been working on that most of the week.  We have been really fortunate not to have had a frost thus far but it is coming this week.
Have a great week.  Hope that you too had a nice Halloween. Scatter Kindness and Friendship.
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