Pat and Carol Farmer have returned home after a great trip to Southern Utah. They were on a 10 day tour with a Road Scholar group. They visited five National Parks and a couple of National Monuments. Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, and Capitol reef were some of the parks visited, each one had its own beauty and geological story. The scenery was breathtaking and the weather was fantastic. There were 40 people that went on our bus tour and it ran like clockwork!!!
4/19, Connor Walker and brother Liam and friend Jacob Barnes gathered up their sap buckets and washed them and stacked them on the front lawn to dry. The children all kept busy during their school break. Connor stopped me while I was on my way to Church this morning to tell me that he had shot a big turkey. Congratulations C.!! This young man is amazing for his age. He got a large moose last Fall.
4/20. Jon and Barbara Walker took their three grandchildren, Connor, Liam and Ava to see the 3-D movie “Jungle Book” and then they all enjoyed Mexican food at Moes, in Williston. It was such a great movie and Barbara said all ages would enjoy it.
4/19-23, Maggie Elkins had her two sister-in-laws, Maxine Farrar and Janice Adams come for lunch Wednesday. She went golfing one afternoon with her sisters Susie Ewins and Grace Jones at the Enosburg golf course. (They were just a swinging!!!) Then Maggie had visits from her daughter Kelly Maxfield, son Clay came up for the weekend from Mass., also a visit from granddaughter Emma Roger and a friend Mattie.
4/22-24, Earth Day weekend was celebrated at Susan Delear and Paul Fernalds home with friends from Ct., Linda Butler, Nancy Langdon, Deb Pastir and Evelyn McCarthy. They all enjoyed Potluck, music, dancing and drumming. Also friends in attendance from Vermont were Sue Brown and Shem Webster, Rich Noel and Teri Kittell, Robin and CJ Farrar. Everyone had a great time and the weather was rather cool but nice.
Happy Birthday to: Madeline Senesac 5/1, McKenzie McGovern 5/2, Violet Begnoche and Brielle Hardy 5/3, Janessa Ryea & Hazel O’shea 5/4, Micky Abell, Ken Greco, & Waylon Marshall 5/5, Carol Clokey, Kristen Fletcher & Megan Larivee 5/6.
**An irate Senior citizen called the Newspaper office loudly demanding where is my Sunday Paper? The Secretary said this is Saturday sir, your Sunday paper will be delivered tomorrow. There was a long pause and she heard him say, “So that is why no one was in Church today.” We have been blessed with lots of sunshine this week and endured the cold north wind with it.
Have a nice week and L.T.A.
Sorry folks about not having news last week, but I’m back!!! Its nice to hear from my readers that they miss this column. I actually miss doing it also. This has been a gorgeous sunny week just can’t seem to get rid of that cold wind. But many of us have been out raking and cleaning up our yards and sidewalks.
4/10, THANKS, to the donors that contributed to the success of Sunday’s Community Blood Drive, where 22 units were collected. Please note the next blood drive will be June 5, from 10-2 at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall , on Route 242 in Montgomery Center. If you want to make an appointment email redcrossblood.org or get help from your local volunteers. Thanks to all the donors, local businesses and Community members and volunteers who make this drive so successful. (Thanks Joan Grossman)
4/12, The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Carmen and Dean Scott on Route 242. Carmen had everyone come for noontime. She had prepared lunch for all of us ladies, 4 kinds of pizza, chips, an assortment of beverages, fresh veggies and fruits, a variety of cookies, candy, nuts and enough to snack on during the afternoon. It was a cold afternoon and flurries were floating around most the afternoon, but nothing that bothered the birds at the back-yard feeders. Sue Cherrier added her special touch by making everyone a beautiful score card. Thanks Sue!! We got started playing cards around 1:15 and those cards seemed to have lost the high cards for most of us, kept hearing “I can’t vote with this hand”, or the kitty’s were terrible also. But we got through it finally and the high score for the afternoon went to Denise Baker and second high was our hostess Carmen Scott and Connie McFarland had most horses. In the absence of Jo Cota, Helen Parent played for her. (You were missed Jo and we all hope you are feeling better) Lorraine Gillis will host the next meeting at her home on the 17th of May.
4/13, It’s that time of year when the snowbirds head North. We welcome Lorraine St.Onge back to her home here in the Village. She said it was getting to hot down there in Florida. Can you imagine…TO HOT. Some of that would feel good up this way. But that would put the sugar makers out of work, as the trees would start budding. I noticed the soft maples are budding here in the village, they are not going to wait any longer. I really can’t complain about our weather, it has been very unusual but not unbearable. As I start this column the weekend is suppose to be a wonderful weekend. And it sure is..even the wind is milder today. We have the doors and windows all opened this afternoon and country music on.
4/15, Mark and Sue Baddorf have returned home after being away for three weeks, vacationing in Italy. They spend time on airplanes, trains and vehicles and spent six days in each, Rome met up with friends and went out to dinner with them. Then went to Mamalfi Coast and from there to Toscany. We had a splendid trip and enjoyed the many tourist attractions.
HAPPY BITHDAY TO: Michael Sheltra 4/24, Susan Auclair 4/25, Brent Godin, Howard King 4/26, Delaney Smith4/27, Barry Domina 4/30.
Happy Anniversary to Romeo and Theresa Lamore 4/24.
*** Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.** Always remember to forget troubles that pass your way, BUT never forget the blessings that come each day.
Have a nice week folks and share your news with me…my email is lois41@fairpoint .net