August, and the Living is Good in Plymouth — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


Oh, I hate having to type August these days and we have already passed the 1st week.  It seems that the hummingbirds are already gorging themselves in anticipation of their long journey south and personally, I am not ready for autumn to be around the corner!

Tyson Ladies Aid met around the noon hour on 8/4 and finalized plans for the Annual Bazaar to be held on Saturday, 8/13 at Veterans Park in Ludlow.  Some of you may recall that it was held on a Thursday on the lawn of Tyson Church for many years, with a big dinner that evening.   Well, times have changed and the venue has been shifted to the weekend in a more populated place.

Baked goods are still a priority, but a huge selection of gift certificates and baskets make the raffle a wonderful opportunity to win some great prizes.  The chicken BBQ is always delicious, too!  Funds go to support scholarships, help with the monthly Reach Out Luncheon, and many other community needs.

A lively discussion ensued at the Book Club on 8/4 about Fannie Flagg’s The All Girl Filling-Station’s Last Reunion.  As usual there were differing opinions, but that makes it even more fun!  Our next selection is America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, an historical novel from the perspective of Jefferson’s daughter.  A bit longer than some of the selections we have read, so we are giving ourselves extra time.  Our next meeting will at 6:30 on 9/29.

There was a good turnout for Old Home Day and basically the weather cooperated, except for a brief downpour.  My grandsons and I went on a wagon ride and were entertained by Farmer Fred as we jostled along.  Thanks to Theresa Steward for babysitting for them for a couple of hours for me.  She ran hard with them and they took a nice nap a bit later!

I understand that the Naturalization ceremony was wonderfully moving and included folks from many different countries.  A number of them came through the Fire Dept BBQ line and they were beaming.  Setting up behind the barn allowed the smoke to be contained & utilizing the tables under the barn was ideal, especially when the rain came!  Thanks to everyone who lent a hand and to those who purchased and enjoyed the chicken & fixings.  I understand that John Dupont used John Wheeler’s baked beans recipe, then he brought a dinner down to the Gill Home, where John W is rehabbing after his hip surgery.

The next meeting of the Historical Society will be Thursday, 8/18.  Also, in light of the overwhelming response, another showing of the documentary “Irene: Ruin to Renewal,” has been set up for Sunday, 8/28 at 3:00 PM in order to accommodate everyone.  Again, please make your reservation with Midge or 672-3086.

On another note, the Echo Lake Inn has been extremely busy with weddings and reunions this summer and could use some extra help (breakfast servers, grounds assistance, and housekeeping help).  If interested, call 802-228-8602.

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