Athol-Thurman 6/13/09

Over the Fence

Reports of a peacock in the neighborhood have been coming in - and we hear he's often seen often in the roadways, so drive with care. This peacock also can fly and therefore he can get away from the people trying to catch this lovely bird. He has apparently been on the loose for about a week, scampering and parading from one location to another nearby homestead. As of the last report, he had traveled about three miles to a farm that just happens to have another peacock - the female of the species, Maybe the strutting male bird has found a home at last.

During the May 31 power outage, did any readers have to walk like I did years ago to a nearby brook to get a pail of water? The high winds and fallen trees left us in the dark for only about four -and-a-half hours, and of course our water pumps were silent, cutting off our water supply.

Are you spending the summer in Thurman? Do you leave us in the cold weather? How about writing down some of your thoughts, feelings and experiences in our hometown. Such writings are welcome for the local Historical Quarterly, to share with others. Call 623-9305 or send the narratives or essays to 168 Garnet Lake Rd, Warrensburg, NY 12885.

Do any readers have wicker baskets of various sizes that they no longer want or have a use for? The Thurman Christmas Basket Committee will be in need of baskets this winter, so readers are asked to consider donating them. Call Helen at 623-2909 to help out.

Personal news

The Adirondack Good Sams Club hosted three local couples for an enjoyable a Memorial Day weekend at a park in Greenfield, Mass. Enjoying a weekend away were Fred and Shirley Wendling, Russ and Paula Hubert, and Vern and Joan Harris and daughter Dee.

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