This is a scorcher of a day, where the sun in hitting on my lawn the grass is all crispy and turning brown. It’s over 90 this afternoon. We have had a wonderful weekend, our son Dale and friend Pat was up from Mass, to have a birthday dinner with his Dad, also Veronica and Penny joined with us. Thanks to all that sent nice cards wishing Sonny a Happy 80th birthday. When asked how it feels to be 80, He said, “ I don’t recommend it to anybody.” Then one time I heard him say, “I don’t know I haven’t been 80 for very long yet.” He has a great sense of humor and that keeps him young and his brown hair with very little white added in.
6/20/’16, The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Sue Cherrier and John Wilson, for their June meeting. Sue had invited all of us for lunch at noontime, she had prepared 3 delicious Quiche, a salad, pickles punch, coffee, tea and a pineapple dream cake or brownie sundae’s. (YUMMY) We were all filled and ready to start playing at one, the chit-chat was mostly about our gardens this year, and several of us are having problems with cucumber’s. We had two subs, Helen Parent and Roberta Morin they were playing for Betsy Snider and Jo Cota. Taking the high score was Roberta, and second high was Helen, (They were at the head table most the afternoon)and most horses went to Connie McFarland. Linda VanGieson will host the next meeting on July 12, at noontime. Our score cards were all beautifully done by Sue each having a butterfly attached to the front. Their home is decorated with Sues’ talented handiwork. She and John grow their own veggies and she cans and freezes for their winter supply of goodies. They have beautiful plants in the front and back to beautify their property. Thanks Sue for having us come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at your home.
6/19-25, The Porsche Club of America came to Jay Peak for a week long event; each day something special was planned, they did a time-speed rally, then they had a map of Vermont covered bridges and they had to find them and take a picture of it. This week we have been royally entertained with all the extra traffic. Today 6/23, the Porsche Club people were finding the covered bridges and I went out to talk with a few people, and asked where they were from, S.C., Pa., Mi., Ma., and one from Manitoba, Canada. The people were all having a great time and the few I talked with, thought it was such a beautiful area. I had to agree!!! Our young boys that made maple syrup this Spring sat up a stand here in the Village and one in the Center on different days and sold Syrup to many-many people as they came into town. Connor, Liam and Ava Walker sold syrup and delicious homemade maple goodies here in the Village at their home and one morning at the home of Maggie Elkins, and Jacob Barnes and Connor Walker sold syrup at the Center on Gaston and Therese Begnoche lawn. They did very well..these little kids are exceptional and WE can be most proud of them.
6/22, Eight ladies of the Green Mountain Ruby Red and 2 gentlemen joined their wife to attend the music at the Catholic Church in Lowell. Our Red Hat member Fredda Ploof took her accordion and played before everyone left to go to the Cajun for lunch. A wonderful time was enjoyed.
Andrew Sherman and Katherine Koriakin are getting married July 2, 2016 in Jackson, Wyoming. Andrew is the son of Maggie and Joe Sherman, he grew up here in town. Many of their Friends from Vermont will be attending, Brendan and Anna O’Shea, Justin Hare and Dylan Hoss, Kari Hoss, Nikita Salmon, Luke Wright-Moore, Josh Tessier, Andy Carr and Britta Mainello, and Krissy Mainello. Thank You for letting me share your special event with others. (May the warm wishes and beautiful moments of your wedding day become the treasured memories of all your tomorrows, Congratulations!!)
Happy Birthday to: Colleen Pratt, Mary Tryhorne 7/3, Father Karl Hahr, Hazen Cota 7/4, Jeannean Sylvester, John kneen 7/5, Bryan Rodger, Sara Chauvin 7/6, Therese Begnoche, Stephanie Brunton 7/8, Robert Gendron, Gloria Sheltra 7/9,
Anniversary Wishes to: Marvin and Betty Moquin, Gaston and Therese Begnoche 7/6, David and Tracy Brown 7/7.
**Lois to Bud “What do you call a bull that is sleeping? Bud..I don’t know. Lois.. a bulldozer.** Have a nice week folks and remember the ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES AT MONTGOMERY CENTER START AT NOON TIME WITH A PARADE, THEN A CHICKEN B-B-Q AT THE REC. CENTER AND FAMILY FUN ALL THE AFTERNOON… Come bring a friend and enjoy !!! L.T.A.
I start this column all times of the week, but today 6/19, I’m getting a head start as its cool this morning and I have almost an hour before Church. I was talking with Maggie Elkins a little while ago and while we were on the phone a baby deer came walking out by St.Onge’s garage. I was in hopes of seeing it but to late, it went in a different direction than me. Boo-Hoo!!! Penny showed us a short video of a turkey and her five babies walking through the field looking for bugs. They were so cute!!! Frank and Karen Lumbra stopped on the highway on their way up Saturday to allow a mother duck and her babies cross the road. I love these animal stories, Thanks for sharing!!
Recent visitors at the home of Gaston and Theresa Begnoche were children of the folks that they purchased their homestead from several years ago, (Mongeon) Chaude Mongeon and twin sister Claudette Pigeon surprised them and they had an enjoyable time reminiscing.
6/12, Theresa and Gaston Begnoche had a Birthday gathering for their daughter Susan Paradis, granddaughter Abigail, great grandson William McMahon, and friend Brent Godin for a Brunch prepared by Theresa. Sounds great..and many more Happy Birthday’s Susan.
6/18, Family and Friends of Sonny Lumbra came together at Lake Eden for a B-B-Q, with Andre’ DesaintPhalle at the Grill. We were celebrating June birthday’s and Anniv. and Father’s Day. Jacob Lumbra 6/18, Sonny Lumbra celebrating his 80th 6/24, Frank and Karen Lumbra celebrating their 10th Anniv. 6/24, Natalie Royer will be 10 on 6/25..we were hoping for the 24th, Samantha Royer 6/29. Many years ago when we had a volkswagon..we were at Vincents swimming hole, Sonny thought that the car would float, so he drove it out with all of us in the car, and we DID NOT float we SANK..the car very quickly filled half full with water. The kids used the front of the car to dive off into the water. Well the memories of that day were glued in Veronica’s brain and she had a cake made up for her Father’s 80th. It was hilarious and sooooo professionally done. It sure was a surprise to all of us. We had such nice weather and speaking of weather..Sharon Myer of WCAX called us once back home to wish Sonny a H/B. as we have enjoyed her for so many years. (Thanks to Andre’ and Veronica) Sonny told her the only weather predictions he doesn’t care for are the days it stays 20 below. It was a fun day!!!
6/18, Maggie Elkins accompanied her sister Susie and husband Dick Ewins; sister Joanne Kane, brother Paul and Dorothy Lamoureux all attended their sister Grace and Bill Jones 55th wedding anniversary. It was held at the home of their son Peter Jones in Morrisiville, their children Scott and Susie Jones were also present. Maggie told me, the back lawn was impeccable. Black, red and white were the colors used and everything was just beautiful. There were about 25 family members and friends that enjoyed celebrating with Grace and Bill. Congratulations!!
6/18, Danielle Marshall, daughter of Alan and Pamela Marshall, and her fiance’ Silas McAllister, son of Randy and Jan McAllister, celebrated their engagement with Family and Friends, all came together at the Montgomery Recreational Center for a Bar-B-Q Party. ( What greater joy can there be for two souls than to know they are destined to be together? Congratulations on your engagement )
Reminder of the 4th of July Parade that will be held at Montgomery Center, starting at noon time, if someone wants to be in the parade come and join us, meet at St. Isidore’s Parking lot by 11:30 a.m. If you need more info contact Peg Doheny at 933-8561. There will be a Chicken B-B-Q at the Rec Center right after the parade, then live music, family fun and kids games during the afternoon. Come and enjoy!!!
Happy Birthday to: Josh Potvin 6/26, Alex Kolva 6/27, Merle VanGieson, Porter Sorenson 6/28, Jackie Quinn 6/29.
Anniversary wishes to: Stuart and Ester Pratt, Ken and Lisa Greco 6/27, Scott and Sharii Joyal 6/28, Ronnie and Jeannette Sylvester 6/29, Barry and Viola Woodward-East 6/30.
**The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.**
This is all for this week..keep up the good work and share with me.