Reprinted with permission of the Vt Standard
Moving right along into November. Is it my imagination or is it slipping away quickly? Our first snow has fallen, although not a major event. It has melted from our deck, but a white fringe lingers close to the house where it slid from the metal roof. It looks like later tonight (Sunday), there might be more coming and who know what Monday and Tuesday will bring!
We had an interesting discussion at Book Club about Samantha Silva’s Mr. Dickens and His Carol. Mixed reviews and a bit of frustration with the character of Mr Dickens, although it seemed to pick up toward the end. Sticking with this theme. Marley by local Plymouth author, Jon Clinch, has been chosen for our next book. It has only recently been released, so there seems to be a waiting list at the library. We will be discussing it on 12/12.
Here is promo quote: “Marley was dead, to begin with,” Charles Dickens tells us at the beginning of A Christmas Carol. But in Jon Clinch’s ingenious novel, Jacob Marley, business partner to Ebenezer Scrooge, is very much alive: a rapacious and cunning boy who grows up to be a forger, a scoundrel, and the man who will be both the making and the undoing of Scrooge. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Lauren is back manning the Plymouth Press site again. She and Matt are thoroughly enthralled with their new bundle of joy and appreciate getting some rest when he is sleeping peacefully. I had noted that Mina was thrilled to have her grandson, Liam, so close by, but Lauren wanted me to mention how wonderful it is for her parents, Sue & Greg Skaskiw of Bridgewater to have a grandchild on the east coast!
Well, plans are coming together for the Community Luncheon on 11/21 thanks to so many volunteers. It seems like numerous new folks are wanting to attend and they are offering their culinary skills to make this pre-thanksgiving luncheon a luscious feast. I am thinking that I will need to purchase another turkey breast – a 4th! That is not a problem, but I hope someone is good at carving…
Speaking of new folks, here is the latest list of property transfers:
1) 3572 Route 100 $337,000 Gregory & Barbara Wanamaker to
Michael and Karen Rutledge
2) Pine Hill Road – 237.81 Acres Land $161,325 Arthur Grace
to Montgomery Timber Co, LLC
3) 207 Reading Pond Rd. $316,000 John and Linda Olivieri to
Gary and Cheryl Mendrala
4) Kingdom & Dix Hill Road – 95.69 Acres Land $260,000 Gilmore
LLC to Hillbaum LLC
5) 84 Merlin Way $276,000 Arthur and Fatimah Deffaa to Michael
and Elizabeth Neville