The temperature is rising this afternoon and the sap started to run a little. Our neighbor Connor Walker came early this morning to tap a few of our maple trees. Sure looks like sugar weather this week. Good luck to all the sugar makers.
John Wilson and Sue Cherrier were amongst nineteen of family and friends that got together to go on a January cruise. They left Vermont on the 16th and flew to San Juan, PR where they boarded the cruise ship, from there they visited five islands, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Marteen and Barbados, every one having a fabulous time. They were to return home on the 24th but their flight was cancelled due to the blizzard Jonas that was blanketing the Southern states with snow. So they all enjoyed a three day stay with more fun at Mariott Beach Resort before returning home on the 27th.
1/28, the Montgomery Quilting Circle met at the home of Jeannette Sylvester in St.Albans at noon time and they all enjoyed snacks before they started their meeting. ShowNtell is always super fun. Susan Smolinski shared a very colorful masterpiece that she has been working on. Theresa Begnoche showed two sunshine quilts that she donated this month. Finally, they got down to sewing and finished a scrape quilt top that was started in October from a pattern that was brought in by Shirley Duso. They still have enough for two more small throws. Sue Peters took the quilt top home and will have it quilted by the next meeting which will be held at the Public Safety Building in February.
PAINT AND SIP, will be held at the Town Hall in Montgomery Center on Thursday, March 10, from 6-9 p.m. This event is to benefit the Montgomery Conservation Commission. There is limited space available, all supplies will be provided, no painting experience necessary. If interested call Sue Wilson at 326-4189 to make a reservation and for more info. This is a wonderful event to get out and have fun, snacks will be provided, BYOB.
Reminder of the BLOOD DRIVE next Sunday, February 7, 10-2 at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall which in on Route 242 in Montgomery Center. Walk-ins welcome!
Remembering Mark Marston and Family with heartfelt Sympathy. God Bless you all!!!
Happy Birthday to: Maggie Elkins 2/8, Katja Vogel 2/9, Jolene O’Connell, Thomas St.Onge, Charlie Paquette 2/10, Robben Levine 2/11, Terry Zartarian 2/12, Anna Smith2/13, My Brother Allen (Bud) Martin 2/13-HB.
Anniversary wishes to Rosaire and Rachel Robitaille 2/11.
** Teacher to her student: George Washington not only chopped down his Father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his Father didn’t punish him? Louie: Because George still had the axe in his hand.**
Have a nice week folks,
What a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, nice sunshine trying to warm up the frigid air that welcomed everyone this morning. Little bit chilllllly, but have to dress for it. Saturday afternoon the sun was nice and warm and I went out with the big scoop snow shovel and cleaned some of the sidewalk off. It was a bit much but I enjoyed working outside and getting some nice fresh air. Penny came by today and had dinner with us and had a nice visit. There is a football game on this afternoon and many people were going to watch it, I over heard many talking about it at Church fellowship time. Does it seem like January is flying by? It does to me. Thankfully we did not get the blizzard, but the ski areas would have loved it…ours will probably come later.
1/23, Connie McFarland had a Birthday dinner for daughter Jane Sanpetrino, and her husband Joe, Raymond McFarland, Nancy Benson, grandsons Travis Benson, and Tyler Bryce and his wife Lindsay all were in attendance to celebrate with Jane, Mom Connie had made a delicious dinner and then she made a rum birthday cake to go with the ice cream. They all enjoyed playing games in the afternoon before going home.
1/24, Jim and Ruth Smith came to visit her Mom Gila Domina this afternoon.
This week we have lost three local residence, Ken Secor, Linda O’Connell, and Sue Grenier. To all the family and friend members we share your loss and send our love to comfort you and yours. God Bless!!
Happy Birthday to: Sue Stryker 2/1, Whitney Ovitt, Pamela Brooks, Rohan Hardy 2/2, Happy Ground Hog DAY 2/2, Lorraine St.Onge, Eric Mercy, & Leila Blanchard 2/4, Janis Hess, Shannon Smith, Ashley Barney 2/5, Ava Walker & Rebecca Gabuzda 2/6.
Anniversary wishes to Joe and Barbara St.Cyr 2/5.
Reminder: There will be a BLOOD DRIVE on Sunday, February 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment call 1-800-Red-Cross. This will be held and hosted by St.Isidore’s Parish Hall; sponsored by Montgomery Local Shelter Team and Emergency Services. Raffles have been donated by “The Big Jay Tavern” and “Sticks Country Store.” Walk-ins Welcome!!
**Since I do not have a lot of news, I will share this story entitled “The Memorial Stone.” A woman lost her husband who had $30,000. In his savings. After the funeral service she told her friend there was nothing left after paying all the bills. “How can that be?” the friend asked. The widow said, “well I paid $6500. for the funeral expenses, paid $500. for the memorial food, and donated $500. To my church and the remainder went for the Memorial Stone.” The friend was astonished, “$22,500 for a stone, my goodness how big is it?” The widow replied “three carats.”***
Have a nice week, the long range forecast sounds good for us up here near the border.