2/25..The weather man was quite accurate in his predictions for today. When I first went out this morning it was breezy at 7 a.m. Then at Church time the weather got rowdy with freezing rain and later turned to snow, back to freezing rain. It has been one of those days to stay inside and have a nice nap. We had a small attendance at Church today, we had our Annual 2017 Reports meeting following the Worship time and then we had a breakfast brunch. YUMMY!!
2/20.. I talked with Lorraine St.Onge today, she was out shopping when she answered her cell phone. She said they were having temperatures in the 80’s. The next day 2/21 we had a few hours of 70 degrees, that was fantastic. The snow banks got melted down enough so that I could go out on the park and get the solar Christmas lights off the 6 cedar trees. That temp did not last very long as the temperature started falling throughout the afternoon and the next morning we were down to 28. While I was talking with Lorraine she told me she had enjoyed her visits from Artie, Randy and grandson Thomas.
2/22..The Nimble Thimble Quilting Circle met at the home of Sue Peters. The ladies that came all brought their sandwich/salad so they could all enjoy lunch together and hang out before getting into sewing. They had planned to make pot holders and microwave bowl holders at this meeting.
2/22. Frank Elkins came home today his wife Linda picked him up at the Franklin County Rehab and nothing as good as the comfort of home. At first their little dog Annabelle didn’t know who was coming in with a cane to help get around. But it didn’t take long for her to warm up to him as he was away for 23 days.
2/23.. Maggie has been painting some new barn quilts which she has enjoyed making. She also has been helping Me at the United Methodist Church organize the clothes that had been saved for the May 5, rummage sale. We had saved many many boxes of nice shorts, and tops that came in with the 2017 Fall Rummage.
2/23..Merle and Linda Van Gieson and Me put together 21 booklets for the Annual Church 2017 Reports. Linda Carpenter made all the front and back covers for them. She does a wonderful job for us, and has done them for many years now. We Sincerely Appreciate Your Beautiful work and We Sincerely Thank You!!!
Happy Birthday to: Robin Houle 3/4; Sandy Bowman, Prudy Ryea 3/5; Jodi Walker 3/6; C J Caforia, Isaiah Snider 3/8.
Anniversary Wishes to: Ed and Judy Sorrell 3/4; Tony and Jody Jones 3/5.
Did anyone of you go in Facebook and notice the picture of a snowball that I had sent in to WCAX Weather station that resembled President Geo. Washington? It was an amazing look-a-like of him. Jamie Buttendorf took the photo for me. ***What’s the difference between a rectal and oral thermometer? The taste.** Hope you all have a nice week folks..looks like it will be a good week for the sugar makers. Our neighbor Connor Walker is a busy body with the help from his family gathering sap, AND school is off until March 7. HIPAM!! MLTA
2/13.. The 500 card club met at the lovely home of Therese Begnoche; she had invited everyone for lunch at noontime. She had prepared a delicious soup, bread and crackers, drinks of coffee, tea or punch, blueberry cobbler for dessert, and there were plenty of snacks available all afternoon. We were already to start playing cards just before one. The high score for the afternoon went to Helen Parent (2550) she was sub for Marge Cummings. Linda Van Gieson was second highest with (2330); and most horses went to Lorraine Gillis (2); Low score went to Lois Chauvin (1020) was playing for Betsy Snider, Therese gave her a hand towel. Back a few months ago the club decided to play a 6 bid hand to save redealing and also to play just 6 rounds of cards instead of 8 during the winter months..March will be our last 6 round of cards. Sue Peters will be our host for the March meeting and she plans to go to the Dairy Center at 11 a.m. on the 13th.
2/14..Our Pastor Bonnie Hovermann planned an “Ash Wednesday Service” for 6 p.m. and had a good turnout. Taking part in the service were Merle Van Gieson and Patrick Evans reading Scripture. Vivian Deuso and Lois Lumbra accompanied Pastor Bonnie during Communion. Note, Pastor Bonnie has scheduled a Lenten Bible Study that will begin on Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. She has order booklets entitled “Give Up Something Bad For Lent” by James W. Moore. If anyone is interested to join us call me at 326-4651 as Pastor Bonnie will be away for a week at Seminary. She gave a booklet to Frank Elkins at Franklin County Rehab for Frank to go over while he is getting therapy, etc. She asked him “if there was anything bad he would like to give up?” He answered “LADDERS!” Frank is doing well and hopefully might be home this week. He is a lucky man falling that distance and hitting that hard snow bank, he could have easily been paralyzed. Frank thanks everyone for all the prayers that have been said for him and our support and cards.
2/13..The Nimble Thimble Quilting Circle delivered their beautiful PILLOW CASES that they had made for each resident of Lady of The Meadows in Richford. Thanks to all the ladies that made or donated material to have these made for the people of this senior home. Its amazing all the nice things these ladies do for the Community and Beyond.
Happy Birthday to: Jay Kerch 2/25; Roberta Martin, Tim Chapin 2/27; Cordy von Conta ; Colby Tanner, Paulette O’Bar 3/1; George Roberts 3/2; Timothy O’Bar, Elyssa Fletcher 3/3.
Anniversary Wishes to: Lyndol and Lila Elkins; David and Nancy Martinson 2/28.
***If you want to find out who loves you more, your wife or your dog. Place them both in the trunk of your car and leave them for 1/2 hour, when you return and open your trunk WHO IS The HAPPIEST TO SEE YOU? ** I’M NOT LAZY, I JUST ENJOY DOING NOTHING. ** This is all for this time.. I hope we all have a wonderful week. M.L.T.A. (Welcome back Pam)
Written by Lois Lumbra
2/5.. This has been a week for snow accumulations, we have had 20 inches of snow here in the Village area and more on the hills. I have been out shoveling nearly every day and have enjoyed being out in the fresh air. It has been difficult at times living so close to the main road to get the crap from the streets plowed into our walk /driveway. BUT it has to be done. This afternoon as I start this column it is misting. I just hope we don’t get more icy conditions.
Last week I wrote about Frank Elkins, he was taken from Northwestern Medical in St.Albans to Burlington at the University of Vermont Medical Center on Tuesday and he was operated on Friday. I called and talked with him this afternoon 2/11 and he is doing well and hopefully will be taken back to St. Albans to a Rehab Center for physical therapy. This was a long and disappointing time for Frank and wife Linda. NOW, we can all breathe again as he is doing well. HE will still need our prayers and support.
Randy St.Onge and son Thomas went down to Deltona, Florida, Lorraine was celebrating her birthday on 2/4 and Thomas went to surprise his grandmother. Maybe he and his grandmother celebrated together, as Thomas had a birthday 2.10.
2/10.. Ava Walker celebrated her 10th Birthday with her with 10-12 of her community friends and cousins from Williston, Vt. ; by having a sliding party held at the home of her grandparents John and Barbara Walker on South Richford Road. They have the perfect hill to slide on. Mother Jodi, Grandmother Barbara and neighbor Maggie Elkins had the Birthday room decorated with hearts and lights. It was just beautiful. The girls enjoyed dancing once they had all had snacks and made their own ice cream sundae’s. Jodi had purchased all kinds of goodies for ice cream toppings. Everyone had a fabulous time! Ava’s B/day date is February 6, and the family had celebrated earlier with supper and a Birthday Cake.
I got a notice that the Town Reports will be available on Feb. 19, can be picked up at local stores and the Library and Town Clerks office.
Happy Birthday to; Bernie Boucher 2/21; Jake Webster and Kalisha Brooks 2/22; Morgan Daybell, Bernie Cousino, Dale Delisle, Gracie Lanphear 2/24. (my apologies to Avery Gaudioso and Harper Rae Bredin I had omitted their birthdays on Feb 7) Sure hope you had a wonderful Birthday!!!
Anniversary wishes to Richard and Prudy Ryea 2/20.
**After a quarrel –wife said to her husband, “you know, I was a fool when I married you” he replied “yes dear but I was in love and didn’t notice.”** a fellow puts an ad in the paper and says WIFE WANTED. The next few days he got 50 responses saying, “You Can Have Mine.” This is all folks and hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day with that someone SPECIAL!!! L.T.A.