Town News

Sally Doten


Jimmy Footer, this one’s for you. Remember back in 1980 when I arrived  in Florida along with Issie Gibson and 9 teenagers. We all jumped into the back of a pick-up truck and headed to “Wet ‘n Wild.” Now that was an adventure of a life time. Two middle aged ladies trying to keep up with you kids. I was exhausted! Someone later that day, while I was at the pool, asked if we were chaperoning a small class trip. The reply he got was, “No, these are all ours.” The poor man almost fainted. Things haven’t changed much since then. I still am keeping an eye on all of you and still loving it.

Attention All! A big estate sale being held at the residence of Clyde and Muriel Doten this coming Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. As I said in a previous column, it’s so sad to look across the street, to see this empty home, and to know it’s going to be torn down. There are many happy memories there; each child that grew up in this town can recall a happy moment with  Clyde and Muriel. Now the time has come for a new family and a new home on the property. Drop by at 20 Honey Street, pick up a bargain, and share a thought with Mary. It’s a tough job to go through old belongings that your parents once cherished.

Eddie and Evelyn Noddin have entertained friends from California this past week. I hope they’re not discouraged with Maine weather.

Wanda Brown and I wandered off to Ellsworth on Tuesday for my eye surgery. It was a quick trip; the traffic was terrible. My appointment was about an hour, then lunch and home. Ellsworth must be the busiest place in the state during the summer months.

Congratulations to Coburn Wallace who was ordained on Sunday. The ordination service was held at the Baring Baptist Church. Pastor Wallace preaches at the Wesley Community Church. Coburn and I graduated from Calais Memorial High School a few years ago. At that time I bet he never dreamed he would eventually be a pastor at a local church. Good luck, Coburn!

Thoughts and prayers this week are for the family of Michael Morrell. Our hearts were broken when we heard the report of his fatal accident.


Guess this is it for the week. If someone called me with news, I have completely forgotten it.  Besides being old, this week has been a difficult one for many including me. Take care and stay strong.