Was pleased that Marie and Alton Wrisley's daughter Lucille Garvey stopped in one day last week. She certainly brightened up a very dreary day for this old lady! She also gave me useful advice on handling oil companies who over-bill us. Have heard that Letha Clark Stafford, sister of Marion Clark and one of the Brookfield three-some of years ago, has moved to School Street in Westport. May she dwell happily in her new residence. Phil Goff called to tell me that the name of the dance Cheney Stafford played to which his girls danced was "The Schottis". He knows the tune and the dance. He also knew my husband Ken. Wasn't it wonderful to have the rain to wet things down a bit. It was frightenly dry. Remember not to touch wild parsnips! I believe it looks like yellow Queen Anne's lace, with yellow flat-topped flower clusters. Years ago I found out the hard way that it is not for your dining room table. Marion Clark was in Plattsburgh last week seeking help which she did not receive. Most everyone, including doctors, need a course in "listening". It has been a beautiful year for leaf-peeking. The sister of Virginia Cross, Betsy, and her son, Kevin, stopped in. Virginia was doing her fall clean-up of her gardens, flower and vegetable, when I called. She had been a good girl and got her flu shot. Remember to keep at least one eye on the road when you are enjoying the beautiful colors!

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