Here we are ending another month of 2018, the months are flying bye-bye aren’t they? That was quite a storm last night 7/27 around 11 p.m. the storm poured down the rain with thunder and lightning. Thankfully it was short lived. 7/29.. What a gorgeous cool sunny day, just perfect. Our grandson Devon and Kerri Lumbra and their two son’s Teddy and Julian were visitors here of grandparents Sonny and Lois Lumbra this week coming from Colorado Springs, Co. They had a splendid time with her parents Todd and Lori Pennell and Aunt Penny Lumbra and Cousin David Newton. From here they went to call on his Dad Frank and Karen Lumbra in Chester, New Hampshire, and Kerri’s grandparents and friends in Massachusetts.
7/25.. Eighteen members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds gathered at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall for a Birthday Pot-luck luncheon and a few of us stayed and played one of our favorite games after. We all enjoyed the delicious food , sang Happy Birthday (to me) and chatted and came home around 2:30.
Surprise-surprise Michelle Legault stopped in to say HI and chatted a few minutes through our screen door. She preferred not to come in and give us a hug as she has been battling a cold. There has been a few people around town with that summer cold or sinus problems.
Michael Domina arrived in town on 7/25 at his Mom’s Gila Domina. Mike had a Watercolor Workshop during the three days before returning home in Ma.
Granddaughter Emma Roger came and visited her grandmother Maggie Elkins 7/27 and had a very enjoyable afternoon chat. Emma will be entering her last year of college where she has attended at Sterling in Craftsbury, Vt.
NOTICE…Sue Tillotson and Nancy Lumbra have been trying to get the word out in regards to having classmates that attended the old Village and Center Schools before they were destroyed by fire or taken down. Please come and share memories, pictures and POT-LUCK on Sunday, August 5 at noontime at the Old Grange Hall.
We are pleased to report that our first Saturday blood drive was very successful. We had 25 units collected and we want to Thank everyone for coming and giving the GIFT OF LIFE. Our next Blood Drive will be on Saturday, August 11 starting at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242; hosted by St. Isidore’s Parish and sponsored by the Montgomery Emergency Services. Local Raffles donated by First Trax and Snowshoe Lodge. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in are WELCOME.
The Montgomery Historical Society is accepting donation items for its August 25th “TRINKETS AND TREASURERS” LAWN SALE. Nice items welcome, must be clean saleable items. NO clothes, books or electronics. Drop off items between noon and 1 p.m. any Saturday Aug. 4, 11, 18,25. OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to come and pick up or make other arrangements. We are 501.C.3 non-profit and can provide a receipt for you.
Happy Birthday to:Megan Martinson 8/5, Morgan Cluba, Juliana Hacker, Eric Brooks II, Linda Elkins 8/6, Tina Baker 8/7, Reggie Lumbra 8/8, Charles Carpenter, Adeline Tryhorne, Sharon Youland 8/9; Martha Perry, Stacy Maynard, Ricky Brooks 8/10; Charlie Pratt, Marley Pratt, Liam Walker 8/11.
Anniversary wishes to: Billy and Roberta Baker 8/7; Patrick and Lara Ramey-Thomas 8/8; Micky and Marylin Abell 8/11.
** 1.Old is when you don’t care where your spouse goes, AS long as you don’t have to go along. 2. Old is when an all nighter means not getting up to use the bathroom.** Welcome August.. This is all for this week just a little reminder if you have news and want to share..REMEMBER ME!! M.L.T.A. My Niece is backup from Texas and is helping out her parents Bud and Roberta Martin..God Bless! Bud is feeling better.
7/22.. Looks like rain this morning, I will get started on my news before church. I will be on vacation this week from watering the flower barrels if we get rain every day. But will go around and dead-head them. The beetles have been getting their nourishment on our flowers around town, I knocked several of them off into a jar of soapy water, and that eliminated a few of them. Then there will be slugs eating my hosta’s next, they usually do their snacking after dark. I’m home from Church and it has started raining and cooled off.
7/21.. Barbara Walker shared her news with me (thank-You!) She and 9 other retired Doctor’s and Nurses gathered at one of the ladies home in Hinesburg to congratulate and party with the last nurse to retire that they left behind as they retired. Everyone shared pot-luck and laughed and laughed until their sides ached. They all enjoy retirement and caught up on what each other was doing, they all had worked at the Evergreen Family Health place in Williston.
7/21.. Bob Elbe and Vivian Deuso were united in marriage at the United Methodist Church with Pastor’s Bonnie Hovermann and Ed Sorrell officiating the service. Vivian’s daughter’s Robin Houle was Maid-of-honor, Zina Houle was Bridesmaid and Flower Girl. Best Man was Bob’s son, David Elbe. There were family and friends coming from Texas, Nevada, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The reception was held at the Recreational Center Pavilion. Vivian and Bob had requested everyone bring a pot-luck dish to share instead of gifts, there was so much delicious food for the 45 guests that attended. I volunteered to make her wedding cake, which they wanted a carrot cake. Everyone had a wonderful time and taking care of all the flowers from Olga’s were Margie Harrocks, Zina and Anna Smith, also a special Thanks to Beaver Meadows for sharing their beautiful arrangements. It was a beautiful wedding and the weather was a bit hot but nice.
I was out visiting with Maggie Elkins Saturday morning and on my way home a little lady was out for a walk, I said good morning to her and one word led to another and I found out that she and her husband had purchased the house on Fuller Bridge Road from Jake Webster and Michelle Legault. Ken and Sharon Trani have moved here from Pennsylvania , they are recently retired and just love the area. Welcome to Montgomery!!! ALSO, Linda O’Connell’s daughter Lauren and I have met on the sidewalk this summer and have shared many nice moments and she came to church today and mentioned all the nice people she had met here in town. She will be heading to California soon to visit with her son and who knows what will happen, all good things we HOPE.
Happy Birthday to: Mark Brouillette, Esther Backman, Al Fernald 7/29; David McGinley 7/30; Alan Marshall, Lois Babbitt, Sara Domina, Daren Davidson, Tess Beemer 7/31; Theresa Barnes 8/1; Deanna Sylvester, Helen Taylor 8/2; Isla Wayland 8/3 Anniversary wishes to: Jake Webster and Michelle Legault 7/29, John and Sharon Youland 7/29; Scott and Lisa Baker 8/2, David Burns and Melissa Haberman 8/3.
** An usher is passing around a collection plate at a church wedding. He is explaining to each row as he offers the plate, I admit, it’s a bit extraordinary, BUT the bride’s father insisted on it.** Hope everyone enjoys the rain that we very much need. God Bless!! M.L.T.A. Hope this finds my Brother Bud Martin feeling much better..Love You!!!
It has turned out to be a wonderful afternoon the air seems less humid. I have had a short nap and now will finish up this column. I have most of it done and saved it. This week while I was outside cleaning the weeds out of the cracks of our sidewalk I had several people stop by and say Hi. Our neighbors down the street Titus and Michelle Pressler have company and it happens to be Michelle’s parents from Indiana. I was quite sure it was Michelle’s parents as I recognized Ingrid walking with her grandmother Laurel Schaap, she and her husband Wayne have retired and have come to visit with family. They like the area very much and Ingrid being their only granddaughter, just maybe they might come this way later. Ingrid was just so adorable walking up the street with her little sun hat and beautiful little dress on.
7/10 The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Carmen Scott on Route 242. She had invited the club to come for noontime lunch. She had prepared meatball sliders, salads, hot and cold drinks and a delicious Strawberry ice cream cake, then there is plenty of snacks for the afternoon. Sue Cherrier had the high score (3050); Second highest was Roberta Morin (3000) she was sub for Lorraine Gillis; Low Score was Linda Van Gieson (370) WHAT?; Most horses (3) went to Jeannette Sylvester. The August meeting will be at the home of Linda Van Gieson on West Hill Road.
7/13.. Fifteen members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds gathered at Papa’s Place in Eden on Route 100. The waitress’s fixed up the tables so we could all be seated together around them. We were all so very pleased with our meals. We had a short meeting and will be going to St.Isidore’s on July 25 for a pot-luck and play games. When we finished our meeting we got up to pay our bill and only to find out that someone had paid for all of us. YES, that is the second time for me. Our new members could hardly believe it. If that kind hearted, generous person reads this, KNOW that we were so surprised and SINCERELY THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!!!
The Quiting Circle Nimble Thimble will meet at the home of Sue Peter’s on July 26. Jeannette Sylvester is taking a few days of family vacation, and of course we will miss her. The plan for the meeting is to work on the waterproof pouches that Susan Smolinski demoed for us a few meetings back. SueP has 2 yards of Matte Vinyl Fuse and will purchase more, so bring any fabric that seems to be interesting to you. SueP also has multiple 8 inch zippers of various colors. Hopefully Susan S. will be in a position to attend the meeting to help with directions. Edith Dunlap has sent various videos from the internet and if Cheryl Heneveld makes the meeting, she can download them in the sewing area. Everyone is to bring something to eat, SueP will have beverages and dessert. To date they have 16 sunshine quilts completed, the goal is 25. Sharon Perry and Carolyn Babcock are invited so we can all catch up on what they are doing. Shirley Duso is doing better and if you feel up to it give us a call during our meeting. Call SueP if you have questions, she has two machines and a serger and 2 ironing boards. (Thank-You SueP)
To whom this may concern, the RED BARN STUDIO is open for the season, If Gila Domina has her flag out she will gladly help you out, at 32 Fuller Bridge Road, Montgomery Village.
Happy Birthday to: Gary Lumbra, Dr. Ester Pratt, Susan Baddorf 7/22; Kelly Lagasse 7/25; Matt Snider 7/26; Tosca Smith, Lynn Caforia 7/28.
Anniversary wishes to: Robbie and Nicky Gendron, Gary and Darlene Marrier 7/23.
**A neighbor was baby-sitting a young boy at her home, she had prepared some cooked beef and she noticed that he was having a problem cutting it, She asked do you want me to help you cut it up, He said No, we have tough meat at our house too.** Hope you have enjoyed the week so far, take time for yourself when it gets hot, humid and hazy. Until next week..God Bless you all.. M.L.T.A.