The Order of the Eastern Star Alcyone Chapter #71, Milbridge, Maine had a great evening on October 9 with twenty four members in attendance. Past Grand Patrons that were there with their wives were Ralph H. Trafton and Ronald “Pete” Forrest. PGP Ronald “Pete” Forrest presented Grace Gerrish a 65 year pin and certificate. Grace said she had been Worthy Matron eight times, and also served in the chairs as Esther, Ruth, Chaplin, Marshal, Warder and Sentinel and District Deputy during these years. She has been a mentor to me throughout my year as Worthy Matron.
Birth Announcement of Mabel Adelaide Washburn
Maternal Grandparents Carroll and Ronie Strout of Addison and Paternal grandparents Dorothy Caldwell and Arthur Washburn of Penobscot welcome Mabel Adelaide Washburn into the family of Diadem and Jesse Washburn and brother Asa of Boston, MA. Mabel arrived at home on July 12, 2014 at 8:06 am weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 inches long. In attendance were Nana Strout, Jesse, Asa, along with midwives Audra Karp and Tara Kenney.
On Thursday school was canceled due to a storm and our Eastern Star meeting was canceled as well. Milbridge Alcyone Chapter #71 will hold their stated meeting this coming Thursday evening in Milbridge.
On Friday evening I and three other ladies ventured out on a cold night to the Jonesport Eastern Star meeting.
Saturday afternoon the Washington County Historical and Genealogical Society met in Machias with twelve present, Valdine Atwood, Betsy Fitzgerald,Sherry Thaxter, Celeste Sherman, Bill Plaskon, Carole and John Sprague, John and Bonnie VanDyke, Lisa Hanscon, Cathy Fonda andmyself . Before the meeting started I discussed the Worcester family and how I happened to do the two posters for the Worcester family reunion. I mostly toldhow I came down from Moses Worcester the first white child to be born at Pleasant River. A couple of folks there mentioned that they also have Worcester in their own families and needed to do some checking on it.
Get well wishes go out to Debbie Kelley and Buddy Mills, I hope they willbe on the mend soon.
Condolences go out to the families of Betty Hammond and Kenny Robinson of Harrington in their time of need.Submitted by Ronie Strout.
On Saturday afternoon nineteen members of Hannah Weston DAR chapter met at Chandler River Lodge in Jonesboro for a Christmas Tea. Those that attended were: Ronie Strout, Roberta Hammond, Arlene Seavey, Valdine Atwood, Barbara Maloy, Ruth Ahrens, Carole Sprague, Theresa Farnsworth, Jean Ingalls, Holly Davis, Mary Alice Look, Celeste Sherman, Nicki Carter, Pat Hall, Lisa Hanscom, Kathleen Bragg, Pam Loughlin, Mary Vesta Scott, and Lucille LeRue. We welcomed our newest member Lucille LeRue to the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Tea.