Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard
Well, between the warm temps and the rain, the snow has melted on my 2 decks without any effort on my part! I understand that skiing at Okemo was actually quite good on Sunday morning – more like spring skiing apparently. More my speed, I have gone for nice walks with friends both Friday and Sunday.
Please note that the Plymouth Memory Tree was lit on 12/6 with the list of remembrances being read. Check it out at the “municipal complex” on Rte 100. It seems like many people have taken the governor’s suggestion to heart and have placed various lighted decorations on or outside their homes. This is a way to brighten our lives during the darkest part of the year and to bring a note of optimism and cheer during these stressful times.
The next book group is meeting on a Friday for a change, 12/18 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The discussion will be about Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce. I haven’t finished it yet, but it should provide a good discussion!
Many of us have experienced losses this year, so I wanted to mention that Bethany Mennonite Church will be offering a Longest Night service on Monday, 12/21 at 7 PM via Zoom. This will be a simple, quiet “Blue Christmas” service, for anyone who is grieving losses of any kind. This will be a time to name losses, seek hope together, and turn toward the coming Light on this longest night of the year. Please contact Wendy at gardenersjournal at gmail.com for a Zoom link.coming up this week.
Now for the latest silly joke to come my way: What falls in winter but never gets hurt? Snow!
Stay safe and well.