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Mark your calendars for June 2


I do hope that all of you are making plans to be out and about on June 2 for the rummage sale along the OLD RED TRAIL.  And remember if you are having a rummage sale, the deadline to get your registration form in to be able to have it listed on the town map is May 25.  Let’s plan for another winning year.

The past weeks have been busy up and down the OLD RED TRAIL with the Proms in each of the towns.  It is always so awesome to see the young people in their finest wear.  And coming up will be graduations.    Congratulations to all the graduates.  Celebrate your achievements and who you are.

And this past Sunday was Mother’s Day.  I hope that all of you celebrated in one way or another.  The idea of Mother’s Day has its origins nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian mother, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community.  She believed, rightly so, that mothers would be the only group that could get things done.  So, she called the day “Mother’s Work Day” and it became a yearly event advocating for the poor. 

Fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, organized a Mother’s Day encouraging Mothers to rally for peace, since she believed mothers bore the loss of human life in war more harshly than anyone else.  In memory of her mother, Anna Jarvis’ daughter launched a campaign asking politicians to create a special day honoring the selflessness and service of mothers.  In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother’s Day as a national holiday.

There is no doubt our world could use some mothering.  May we all reflect a little more compassion, tenderness, genuine strength and fierce love to those around us today and every day.

Take your calendar and mark JUNE 2 - - - Super Saturday.  Plan to drive the Byway and stop along the way for rummage.  It will be a big day for all the towns.   

Until next time, Be Well, Do Good Works, and see you on the OLD RED TRAIL.


Delores Klusman, Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway Committee