This Thursday, May 31, there will be a Round Pond Village Improvement meeting at the firehouse at 7 p.m. We have much to discuss with the vandalism problems at the lock boxes at the tennis courts and the town landing. We are not sure what the answer is, but perhaps with a little brainstorming we can all come up with a solution.
Unfortunately, the Brown Church is still in need of a pianist for the summer vesper services on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. I know that this has been mentioned several times in the “Round Pond” column, but one can hope that perhaps it will be seen by a piano player willing to help us out.
The Washington Schoolhouse held its annual ABC rummage sale over the weekend. It was a success and the board would like to thank all of those that donated, the buyers and the volunteers. It takes many hands to put this sale together.
I don’t think that I have ever mentioned books in my column before, but thanks to Bethiah Callahan, we have come across a series of books written by James Alexander Thom that are impossible to put down once you start them. They are true stories but are not known as nonfiction because of the license taken with conversations, etc. They are the factual accounts of the drama between the white settlers and the Native Americans in the early 1700s into the 1800s. The first book, “Follow the River,” is an account from the white settler’s point of view; the second, “Panther in the Sky,” is from the Native Americans’ perspective. I just finished the third, “From Sea to Shining Sea,” which delves into the Lewis and Clark expedition but begins with the Clark boys being very young.
The research that Mr. Thom has done is staggering and you are “caught” on the very first page. I certainly wish that these books had been available when I was in U.S. History class!
It is that time of year again when the weeds start to take over lawns and gardens. I have been asked several times already this season for the natural weed-killer recipe that I had written about in years past:
1 gallon of vinegar
2 cups of Epsom salts
1/4 cup of blue Dawn dish liquid
Mix it up and spray it on those pesky weeds, and within less than a day you will see them starting to turn brown without harming the birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
Let the growing season begin!
Quote of the week from Art Linkletter: “Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”