I have just come inside after hanging out the laundry.  Some of my friends consider me rather “old fashioned” for hanging clothes outside, but I really enjoy doing it. Actually, if we stop to think about it, hanging laundry outdoors is a very “green” thing to do: it makes use of both solar energy and the wind. Perhaps we should value today some of the “good old ways” of doing things.

Dale and Cindy Wilcox have recently returned from Jamaica where their daughter Sarai was married on June 18.


I have just come inside after hanging out the laundry.  Some of my friends consider me rather “old fashioned” for hanging clothes outside, but I really enjoy doing it. Actually, if we stop to think about it, hanging laundry outdoors is a very “green” thing to do: it makes use of both solar energy and the wind. Perhaps we should value today some of the “good old ways” of doing things.
Dale and Cindy Wilcox have recently returned from Jamaica where their daughter Sarai was married on June 18.
Last week Doris Bryant had a visit from Etta and Gene Watchy from Lakewood ,New York.  Etta’s parents were the late Ray and Helen Welsh. Etta is Doris’s cousin, and while she and her husband were staying in Calkins, Doris invited other family members, Gladys Mang and Alice Orr, for supper.
Also last week, Glenn and I traveled to Madison, South Dakota, to spend some time with Glenn’s brother Eugene and his family.
Daily Vacation Bible School is currently going on at the Calkins Union Baptist Church. It is reported that this year’s turnout is a very good one. Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School will be held at the Beach Lake United Methodist Church from July 13-17, 6-8 p.m. 
Excavating has begun at the Calkins Union Baptist church for its new addition – an exciting event for the members of this church!
On July 5, the Calkins 4-H Club will have a canoeing and kayaking event on the Delaware, combined with a family picnic.
The Beach Lake United Methodist Church will present a lakeside concert behind the church on Sunday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m.  Guests will be treated to a concert AND dinner.  A free will donation will be taken.
There’s a new Brie-style cheese at Calkins Creamery: Noble Road.  Check it out!
Our local team for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Walk is being formed.  We plan to have a community yard sale at the Calkins Grange Hall on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in being part of our team or in donating items for the yard sale, please give me a call at 729-7626.  Thanks!
We warmly welcome the anxiously anticipated summer months!  Poet Amy Lowell in her work entitled “Summer” describes this season beautifully:  “ . . . summer, glorious, deep-toned summer,/ The very crown of nature’s changing year/ When all her surging life is at its full.”