We Are Community 119
Two sad loses to report this week. Kevin Cook, son of Pat Cook of Plymouth, passed away on Monday. He was only 51 years old. On Friday, Janet Norris passed away in Macomb. The Norris family was part of the Plymouth Methodist Church and we watched their family grow up and marry. Janet also worked at Plymouth Rock antiques when we first opened the store and Ben and I had real jobs. Tod Fox was the first speaker at Janet’s funeral which was held Sunday afternoon at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. Our sympathy and love to both these families. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
There have been several lovely sunsets this week and I hope you have been able to enjoy them. When possible, I take photos of the sunsets and share them with some friends. Clouds and trees make for nice composition.
Plymouth has a nice park in the center of town. Many people enjoy spending some time there. We seem to have quite a few untended young children there some days. Do you have any idea that your children are hitting objects in the park with tree limbs or throwing things at each other. It got so bad one day this week that I walked over and suggested that they quit these activities before someone got seriously hurt. Please don’t send your children to the park and expect others to try to protect them from harm.
Got a note this week that the Eagle Scribe will soon quit publication. I find this very sad but also very predictable when it largely quit carrying local news. If you are a Scribe subscriber and would like to continue to read “We Are Community”, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address and I will send you the column. The Hancock County Journal Pilot is a great local paper and is filled with all local news. I suggest that you subscribe to it to keep up with happenings in the area. It has a new editor and it seems he has a lot of experience and I am sure the paper will not only survive but grow.
Got all my book work done from Spoon River. Also got the van unloaded on Friday afternoon. That is a good feeling. Started to do a bit of cleaning and organizing at the store. Lots to do since I also had to move out of the antique mall. Have sold lots but store still pretty full. Had an interesting store incident this week. Found an electric extension cord run from the neighbor’s home to the outside outlet on my store. One really should ask before tapping into the neighbor’s electrical box. Solar takes care of my home but not the stores!
Plymouth Women’s Circle met on Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the PCCC. Carolyn Fakes attended the meeting. Hope she will continue to attend. Again, we need new members to keep up the group who provide the Community Center for the use of the village and people interested in having activities in the building. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Be on the lookout for information on a Christmas Bazaar to be held in November.
There will be a Walk, Roll or Cruise fundraiser on October 29th on the Plymouth Square. It is in honor of Gary Hurt’s 60th birthday. There are flyers in many places or you can call 309 333 4364 for more information.
Larry Smith stopped by the store this week. He moved to an island but has many relatives still in the area.
I hope you have a good week. We have lost so many people in the area. Please pray for their families and also please pray for those who are ill. Also pray for our world and our country. We need to support each other during these difficult tiles. Scatter Kindness and love.