What a beautiful fall Saturday for being outside. Great day to finish the yard work, pile wood and whatever had to be done. Thanks for those who mentioned to me about not having the news last week. Way too many things going on.
The Bakers Mills Sodom Fire company had a great turn out for the beginning of the month meeting. We appreciate all our firemen.
Alonzo Conlon and son, Aaron walked to Big Shanty last Saturday. Quite the weather when they arrived. Sleeping with only a trap was not a good idea when there was over an inch of snow. They were able to get a short drive in but headed back over the mountain on Sunday morning. They thought they were about froze and took the rest of the day to get warmed through. I remember going to Big Shanty and enjoying Thanksgiving. Dad would go in early to set up a sleep tent and a cook tent. That was when horses were allowed. Dad made sure the tents had wood stoves and were warm. Dad would then walk the family in. Dad made it warm enough so he could sit around in his undershirt. One time when hunting Dad sat on watch while Fred, Mom and I “barked” to try and drive a deer to Dad. Don’t know if it ever worked. Bert and Celia Robbins spent many a hunting season in Big Shanty. While in there one year a big snow storm hit. Dad was working for the Town Highway and walked out early. Uncle George Dunkley walked out with Fred and me. It was a hard trip with so much snow. Nate Dunkley stayed in with mom. After a heavy rain Nate and Mom started out. Diamond Mountain Brook was like a river. Nate walked up stream to find a place to cross. After awhile he found a tree that fell across. Mom said there was no way she could cross the swirling water. Nate crossed and with long encouraging words finally inch by inch Mom made it. The swirling around her feet made her want to go back and stay in the woods. Ask Nate about this trip. One he will never forget.
I took Dad to his cardiologist appointment one day last week. He had a good report. We ate at Prospect Diner in Lake George. On the way home, the wind was blowing up a very cold wind. As I turned on to Route 28 Dad mentioned how my Grandma Hester had traveled to Warrensburg in the winter with horse and buggy. It was an over night stay. No thank you. I like the heater in my car.
A great celebration for Nate and Barb’s 50th Wedding Anniversary gathering at Basil and Wicks in North Creek on Saturday, Nov. 16. There were over 50 there to enjoy the surprise. The event was organized by their four children, Nate Jr, Kim, Mike and Tammy and their families. The buffet was enjoyed and a beautiful round Anniversary cake with gold frosting to share with all. The DJ did a great job with the music and sense of humor. A great site to see Nate and Barb share the first dance.
The owners of the lot that used to be owned by John and Ada Cleveland are working overtime in all kinds of weather to get their little house up before winter sets in. The walls are up.
Rollie Cleveland is happy to be home from the hospital after his fall.
Again our communities are feeling sad for the deaths of: Donna Hopkins, Bob Davis, Lois Allen and Pat Porter.
Dwight and Brenda Ordway went on vacation to visit their family. While there Dwight ended up in hospital. He will be there for awhile. Please say a prayer for the whole family.
Happy Birthday to: Keisha Sprague, Crystal Hayes, Sandy Chaineo, Kevin Stafford, Dan Bacon, Adam O’Dell, Steve Howe, Jessica Morehouse, Brianna Allen, Nicholas Millington, Penny Allen, Ralph Hitchcock (93), Mary Morehouse, Tony Straight, Crystal Ordway
Happy Anniversary to: Nate and Barb Dunkley (50 years).