I had a wonderful experience this past week as I read the book "Waiting for Jo" by Rita Devan of Willsboro. This is a wonderful collection of her memories of growing up in the North Country in the 30, 40 & 50's. It prompted me to think back at my experiences during these same years, great memories and so different from today. If you get the chance to read her book I am sure you will also enjoy a journey back in your early days.
I also had some unexpected guest this past week, a good dozen of more wild turkeys durning the January thaw and the snow was mostly gone, they turned up in my back yard. Boy, they are big birds and I also learned that the local Fish & Game club was hosting a turkey shoot open to the interested public, I could have also offered a real turkey shoot here on the same street.
Happy to meet the new drugist at the Willsboro Pharmacy, he is Preston J. Sellars, he is most helpful and always glad to offer needed services. It is great that these services are available locally. Welcome to Preston.
Another big annual event to mark on your calendar is that of the Friends of Paine Library will once again have their big Valentine Chocolate tasting event on the Sunday before Valentine's Day from 2 to 4 p.m. This is a fund raising event for them so there is a $5 charge, but you chocolate lovers can sample to your hearts content, yum, yum.
A new Yoga group is once again starting up and will be held at the Willsboro United Methodist Church on Jan. 28 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. These are free just bring your yoga mat or a blanket and will be under the direction of Tony D'Angelo.
Life still has much to offer here even in the cold of the winter, check the date calendars in the newspapers and access channel on T.V. They include movies, lectures, banjo lessons, storytime for young children, youth tubing event, special meals, cold weather does not keep us in the North Country homebound, so check things out and join what pleases you.
Happy Birthday to: Chilton McPheeters Jan 25, Marshall Benedict Jan. 27, Steve Bridge Jan 27, T.J Sayward Jan 27, IdaAtkinson Jan 28, Jacob Hubbard Jan 30: Thelma Doty Feb. 3. Happy Anniversary to Ed & Gert Grady on Feb. 2, Kyle & Tammy Young Feb. 3.