Bears, Eating, and Reading — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


I hope that folks are more tuned into the closing of Rte 100A than I am.  I had just made note of it last week, but when I had to do an internment at the Notch Cemetery, I didn’t remember until I was on my way.  Traveling at a good clip, it took me 20 minutes from the bottom of the hill to go around!

I had an interesting bear encounter the other evening.  On my into the house at 7:30 PM, I noticed the small hummingbird feeder was empty.  So, I brought it inside, washed and refilled it, then headed back out the door to replace it on the deck.  As I stepped out and was about to let go of the door, I heard a commotion on the bank just across the driveway.  I froze as 2 large bears emerged about 20 feet from me.  They were as startled as I was and froze in their tracks too.  Time seemed to stand still as the 3 of us stared at one another.  The idea that I could certainly get to the edge of the deck and hang the feeder crossed my mind, but I decided against it.  The bears, obviously not seeing me as a threat, finally turned up the hill between our barn and sugar house and ambled further up into the woods.  My fear subsided and awe took over – they were very handsome!

The Reach Out Luncheon will take place this Thursday in the newly painted Community Room of the church.  The menu is chicken, pasta salad, potato salad & tossed salad with strawberry dessert.  Come join the fun!  Coming up this week is Justine Jeffery’s birthday and on 7/30 is Bea Wheeler’s.  While visiting John Wheeler this past week as the Gill Home, he said to send his regards to folks in town.

Thursday evening at 6:30 PM will be the Reading Group discussion of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrow and Mary Ann Shaffer.   It was very light and entertaining, even though it told about the German occupation of the Channel Island of Guernsey during WWII.   Don’t worry if you haven’t read it, feel free to join the group and help to choose the next selection.

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