Town News

Sally Doten



As I sat here Monday morning at 6:00 am, I am appreciating the sunshine that greets me each morning. But I am also sitting with an elevated left leg and a miserable allergy attack. The allergies arrive out of nowhere and the leg has cellulitis. And so starts my week. Not much has changed around town this week. The Noddins are still entertaining company; the Erkines are still enjoying weekend adventures; the fall sports athletes are practicing at camps; and I am still buying new appliances. Life goes on. Beth Doten was called to Holden for a dog-sitting assignment. Son, Dale, had to work and no one was available to take care of Sophie; so it was Mama to the rescue.

I attended at Class of 1960 pot luck dinner at the home of Carl and Heather Ross in Red Beach. Attending from the Class of 1960 besides Carl Ross and I were Norma Stanhope Wallace, Peggy Campbell Bryant, Arlene Hall Lawless, Irene Doten Galway, Carole Flood Smith, Marjorie Howard Rowe, Earl Hill, Dayton Dineen, Gary Nixon, Richard Chisholm, Kenny Berry and Coburn Wallace. A great time was had with fun conversations and plentiful and delicious food.

Congratulations to my granddaughter and her husband, Scot and Shannon Vachon. They moved into their new home in Falmouth, Maine this past weekend. I am so very happy for them and can’t wait to visit.

In closing this short column, I would like to thank the staff at Calais Regional Hospital ER for their kindness to me after two visits in two weeks. This includes Dr. Brazier and PA Mike Heniser. A piece of advice to people of my age, stay on your feet, don’t decide to straddle a rock pile, and know that cement is not the softest landing.


Have a wonderful week. Stay well, stay safe.