On Wednesday, while we are buying marigolds for our window boxes at Simon’s, we ran into Neil and Janet Buffet. The couple were buying plants for the cemetery. On Thursday I chaperoned the fourth and fifth grade field trip to the Carroll Homestead at Acadia National Park. The tour of the homestead, including their home built in 1825, was a part of the park I hadn’t ever known about. Mindy Buswell, Tracey Hutchins and Michelle Bickford are other Winter Harbor parents who made the trip. As you might expect, rain and cold forced us to eat our picnic lunches on the bus.
Dolora Conley was the guest of honor at a surprise baby shower at the Hammond Hall on Saturday. Dolora and her husband, Kevin, are expecting their first child in July and we cannot wait to meet baby Conley!
Chris and Gail Nelson traveled to New Hampshire this weekend for their daughter’s college graduation. On Saturday, Autumn graduated from the University of New Hampshire.
Sunday morning took me to Chester Pike’s, where it was a pleasure to see Anna and Steve Harris, who will be in town through October this year. I enjoyed breakfast with friends Maggie Hammond, Mindy Buswell, Angela Alley and from Gouldsboro Point, Jodi Weaver. After fueling up we headed to the grand opening of the new T.J. Maxx in Ellsworth. We weren’t the only ones!
Dick and Gail Gilchrist have a gorgeous magnolia tree putting on quite a show. I don’t think I have seen one before and the big, yellow, flowers are quite stunning.
The Acadian Community Woman’s Club will once again host the Memorial Day service in Winter Harbor. The parade will leave the IGA at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony will be held at the memorial park on Harbor Road. The club invites everyone to congregate at the Masonic lodge immediately afterward for refreshments. Veterans are invited to meet at the IGA by 10:15 to be included in the parade. We are delighted that John Banes agreed to drive vets in one of his antique cars in the parade this year.
May the week ahead bring you tulips and tee ball.