One day a couple of weeks ago, Jerry Black tooled up to the newspaper office on a bike – not a Harley, but something with a motor. He had a request. Jerry is a fine artist, a retired Windham schoolteacher and a not-so-retired volunteer in the community. Lately, he’s been most involved with the restoration/renovation of the historic “little church” in North Windham, renamed the Little Meetinghouse. We talked about the old days, people we both knew and know, and then he handed me a little slip of paper with measurements on it. It seems that the Little Meetinghouse has an organ and to keep it dust-free, a cover is needed. Jerry wondered if someone in the public might make a cover for this musical instrument. So here goes, who will be the first to respond. The cover should measure 46 inches wide, 30 inches deep and 36 inches high. I asked him what the color scheme was and he said mostly off-white – so color and material would be up to the provider. For more information, just give Jerry a call at 892-4981.

I’ve decided to do a second book of “memories” of Windham. I think I’ll call this one “The Days Gone By” since that’s what I write most about. I can’t promise it will be ready for Christmas, but I will surely try. It would help a great deal if I had some idea of the interest in another book on Windham’s history. Good idea?

There are new stories and a lot of information about old houses and families, and a special section on the Northeast Road – or as we know it today, Route 202 from the Rotary to the Gray line. Years ago, Charles Legrow, a local historian, wrote of this stretch of road and it’s too interesting not to share. I’ll include, too, a small section on our local cemeteries and their origin.

The number I have printed, will depend on the interest out there. It’s been about 10 years since the last Memories book, so perhaps it’s time. The cost this time around will be $25; if you’d like to order your copy of “The Days Gone By,” please contact me at: Kay Soldier, 111 Tandberg Trail, Windham, Maine 04062 or via email: [email protected] or [email protected]

I can’t wait to walk over to the new home of the Senior Dining Club. Now that it is located at Unity Gardens on Route 115, it’s in my backyard and a short little walk. Lunch will be served every day now, rather than three times a week. Once people get used to this new spot, I bet there will be more customers, too.

Cold weather means warmer clothing. When you clean out your closets this fall, remember to set aside good condition, clean clothing for men, teens and children. The Windham Clothes Closet will be able to use these items for their customers. The Clothes Closet is located in the Human Services Building, next to the police/public safety building on Route 202, not far from Windham Center. The closet is open on Monday evenings 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and clothing and other household goods are free to those who can use them. Clothing and goods to be donated, can be left inside the building Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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