EATON column by Nancy
E. Williams 9/15/20 447-5635
I guess it is really
almost fall; Im particularly enjoying the cool nights and
sunny days. A friend in Texas recently showed pictures of her
family at a big Fair, which got me thinking. I know so many of
us are going to miss Fryeburg Fair, and I so wish we could have
had it someway or somehow. Enjoy the colored leaves, the pumpkins,
the mums, the wind, and everything that fall represents. Long
live September and October.
Selectman Dick Fortin
let me know that the Eaton Town Hall will be closed, really closed
from September 16th to the 23rd, as they are putting in a new
floor. If you need your car registered or have any town questions,
call the Town Hall at 447-2840, leave a message and Suzanne or
Lianne will get back to you. Thanks for understanding.
Many of us in town have
been thoroughly enjoying our meals at the Snowvillage Inn in
Eaton. The view is magnificent, the food is fabulous, and the
ambience is special. Kudos to the Chef, Josh Burkett, the kitchen
staff, the servers, the bartender, Jen, Kevin, Karen, Carrie
and everyone who contributes to the awesome camaraderie obvious
as soon as you walk into the Inn. Also, dont forget to
gaze at Eatonite Don Gemmeckes art work on the walls.
This weekend if youre
hungry for breakfast or lunch, please head down to the Eaton
Village Store on Friday, Saturday or Sunday between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Choose from delicious breakfast
sandwiches with all sorts of toppings, including the wonderful
smoked meat, especially on an everything bagel. Try a grilled
cheese with different breads and cheeses, and add some bacon
and tomato, too. The iced coffees and the mint iced teas are
cool and refreshing. Call 447-2403 or cmon down.
I had homemade croissants
and cookies today and yesterday. Where did I get them? At Little
Field Farm Stand on Rte. 153 just north of Purity Spring Resort.
Come try their famous brown bread, iced cinnamon rolls, various
croissants, sweet corn, delicate squash and more, and big orange
pumpkins. Their hours are Thursday and Friday, 12 to 5, and Saturday
and Sunday, 10 to 5. You can even get homemade wooden toys, too.
How is everyone adjusting
to being back in school, either in the classroom or remotely?
I wish everyone good luck, the kids, the teachers, the parents,
and all the people behind the scenes that keep everything running
smoothly. Please be careful driving now that kids are out walking
to and from their schools. Be aware that you must stop both ways
for a stopped school bus with its blinking lights on. Children
are our precious commodities and we need to teach and nurture
them; sometimes it takes a village, like in Eaton.
I was very saddened to
read that Jim Brooks passed away last week. Jim was at Kennett
High with me for a while, and he and Susan have lived in Eaton
for many years. Jim was an Eaton Selectman for 12 years and I
always found him very understanding and fair. We all thought
after months in the hospital in Boston, that Jim had turned the
corner and was improving. Unfortunately that was not to be. He
leaves his wonderful wife, Susan, and two sons, Jared and Daniel,
and the rest of his family. How we wish you could still be with
us, Jim. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
I hope that everyone
took time on September 11th to honor all those innocent men and
women whose lives were lost when the twin towers came down. I
know we all remember where we were when the planes first hit.
I was coming into the kitchen and backhandedly put on the TV.
By the time I made it to the sink, I couldnt believe the
horror I was seeing and I basically never turned the TV off all
day. I honor all the firefighters, EMTs, the police, the
many people who tried to help that fateful day. DO NOT EVER forget
the tragedy and carnage of that day. Remember that real heroes
are our police, firefighters and rescue personnel, both male
and female, who work for us all day 24/7. Then there are the
ones who wear the uniforms of our armed forces and carry rifles
into enemy combat. God bless our veterans.