The Lehrer Report: May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who look after children.

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Kathy Teagno of Amherst sent me an email about the Garden Club of Amherst's annual plant sale that will be held May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. under the tent on the Amherst Common. It will be held rain or shine. The sale includes annuals, perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs grown locally and dug up by members or their friends.

I’m so glad Kathy sent the news since so many people have been asking, “When is the sale?” I checked the website and there was no date. However, Amherst, New Hampshire holds its sale the weekend before Mother's Day. Sorry we missed it.


Susan and Guilford Mooring of Hadley sent a postcard of Mons Klint, in Denmark where they are visiting their daughter Jessica, who attends the University. They wrote that they traveled by car, train and subway all over the country. “It is a beautiful, friendly place and the weather has been perfect,” they wrote.

Sorry we can’t say that about the six days of overcast and drizzle we have had.

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David and Betsy Mullins of Amherst sent a card with six views of Rome: all the landmarks, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colosseum. They were on their own in Venice, Florence and Rome and two weeks in Umbria and Tuscany with a small group.

“The highlight was going truffle hunting with two dogs and hanging out with a flock of sheep and beautiful sheep dogs, high in the mountains,” they wrote.

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Nonny Burack of Amherst called to remind me the next Amherst Shade Tree Committee planting will be held May 11 at Colonial Village beginning at 9 a.m. Equipment is available, but volunteers should bring their own gloves. Look for the yellow DPW truck.

She said it is good for the body and the soul.

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The Munson Memorial Library Book Group is reading “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. The group will meet May 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the library. It will change your perspective about trees, and you’ll be pleased that people are willing to plant trees.