Oxford’s Habitat for Humanity getting ready for next home
We have two vacant houses in this section of town which look like they will survive another winter. I guess they make good homes for the racoons; they have to live somewhere.
The recent “Jam” was a packed stage at the Capital Theatre. That is great but makes for a late night and it’s funny the things that happen sometimes. Alan and I were there getting ready for something and a lady with two kids came through the door. She saw people coming in and wondered what the building was and came in to ask. Needless to say, I made full use of the opportunity to show her around and tell her about the building.
That is not the first time this has happened, either. There are so many interesting buildings and stories in this town. Did you know we have a house in town that is “Hung?”
On to news. Oxford Historical Society had a meeting recently. We are going ahead with a project for Christmas - “Christmas Tour of the Churches” - on Dec.16 at 1 p.m. Members of our society will be selling the tickets for $20 each. There’s lunch during the tour as well as travelling around to the churches.
They will be ready for Christmas and someone at each building will give some history about the building and share some artifact information. We are taking a specific route to include manse locations as well.
The Walking Club is still getting out on Monday night a 6. Our numbers are picking up as they always do in the fall. We did a walk around downtown then went down back to see if we could get closer to the deer. We did, and there were about a dozen feeding. We have occasionally gotten quite close.
Habitat is gathering recruits the get some more work done on the next house. I was thinking about helping but I don’t know how much help I would be. I am getting clumsy and I hate housework but I suppose a broom would not hurt too much. I could probably run a hammer, after all, I do know how to hold one and use it.
Crib is on Tuesday nights and I try to go to that. They still have 45s on Saturday too if anyone is interested.
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