Summer’s Half Gone! But There’s More to Do! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

Sheep shearing demonstration at the Plymouth Old Home Day

Sheep shearing demonstration at the Plymouth Old Home Day


Amazing weather these days, sunshine sprinkled with downpours of rain!  I was visiting John Wheeler and others at the Gill Home last Thursday when the skies opened up.  As I approached Tyson, I noticed that the roads were dry – not a drop had fallen here!

This has been a music weekend for us.  The Opera North performance on Saturday the 16th at Marsh/Billings was amazing.  Then, Bruce & Caleb Freeberg performed at church on Sunday afternoon, following a fantastic potluck lunch.  We capped things off by going to hear Gypsy Reel at the bandstand in Ludlow Sunday evening.  Isn’t it wonderful to have all of these free concerts to attend!

Making note of August happenings is a bit disheartening for me since it seems like summer is proceeding too quickly, but here goes….  The Reading Group will be discussing Fannie Flagg’s The All Girl Filling-Station’s Last Reunion on Thursday, 8/4 at 6:30 at the Community Center.

Don’t forget Old Home Day at the President Coolidge Historic Site on Saturday, 8/6 which will include the Naturalization Ceremony at 11:00 AM.  There will a special program and book signing with the authors of Intimate Grandeur, plus the Green Mountain Timekeepers Society will be on hand, so bring your historic clocks and pocket watches to learn more about them.  At 2:47 PM the reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural” will take place.  Also, you can enjoy wagon rides, the chicken barbecue, old-time music, sheep shearing, craft demonstrations, and Clara’s historic children’s games sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society.  Wow, lots to do – don’t miss it!

It was nice to see Irene Fennell (formerly of Tyson) and some of her family in church.  Eleven of them are staying in the area for a week.  Also in church today there was profusion of color on numerous hats in honor and memory of Rose Frye.

Condolences go out the family’s of Norman Dupont and Eliza Ward,  Norm passed away on 6/12 after a long illness. His service will be held on the Plymouth Notch Cemetery on Saturday 7/23 at 1:00 PM.  Liza passed away on 7/13 and her graveside service and time of remembrance will take place at 2:00 PM on Sunday 7/24 at the Notch Cemetery.

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