8/27..What happened to all that sunshine that was seen on the radar, we have had more clouds than sunshine and that coooool north breeze keeps us shivering, unless we wrap up in our warm fleece. Have you noticed the trees are turning their Fall colors already. As I look out our front doors the soft maples are turning colors. This week schools are reopening. Doesn’t seem possible the summer flew by!!! There was eleven vendors that showed up this Saturday at the Farmers Market. Lots of nice veggies coming in, its hard to say what is doing great as there have been so many things and this Saturday will be a big weekend as it’s a holiday. Remember the Farmer’s Market will go through September each Saturday, 9a-1 p.m.
8/16-19. Norman Newton and sister Nora Sanford from Virginia were here in town visiting their Mother Sally Newton and brother John and nephew David Newton and David’s Mom Penny Lumbra. Nora took her mother shopping on Thursday in New Hampshire to have a special day with her. They enjoyed going out to eat at different places while here.
8/20.. The Children of Connie McFarland and their families came on Sunday to celebrate their Mother’s 86th Birthday which was a few days earlier 8/12. In attendance were son Raymond, daughter’s Jane and Joe Sanpetrino and Family from So.Burlington; Nancy and Craig Benson and Family from Underhill; Patricia Rollings and Family from Chazy, N.Y. Their son Tech-Sargent Justin Rollings was home on leave from an Air Force Base in Texas. They all went to the “Cajun” in Lowell for dinner and once back home they enjoyed ice cream and cake to finish celebrating with their Mom before returning to their homes.
8/21.. This was the day that got everyone excited to watch the eclipse. Sonny watched most of it here at our home and I watched most of it on TV. There were many new babies born, one little girl got the name of Eclipse, marriages and whatever people wanted to do, as I saw on TV news. It was exciting to many.
8/21 &22.. Maggie Elkins had her sister’s Susie Ewins, Grace Jones and Joanne Kane come to her home for the day, they play cards, have lunch and play cards again before they go home. On the 22nd Maggie’s daughter Kelly Maxfield and granddaughter Emma Roger and Emma’s Friend came to visit. Emma left on Friday 8/25, to continue her College Education at Washington State College. Emma will be there for a few months. Our best wishes to you Emma!! 8/26..Maggie and her Sister Susie, friends Lorraine Mercy and Perri Duso were a team in the Golf Tournament that was held Saturday in Enosburg then everyone enjoyed a wonderful dinner. It sure was a lot of fun!!!
8/22. There were seven ladies of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds that gathered at “Warner’s Snack Bar” in St. Albans for lunch and then they gathered outside on the picnic table and had a short meeting before some took off for home or went shopping. There was a new lady that came along and wants to join the group Ann Lavery from Richford. Welcome Ann!!!
Happy Birthday to: Sonny Cote, Derrick Butler 9/3; Andrew Bimm, Allison Bowen 9/4; Jamie Buttendorf 9/8.
***I saw a donkey cross the highway, he looked both ways, What a smart ass.** This is the last column for this month, seems like we just turned the calendar. Our son wrote to me and I quote what he said. “Time has a way of passing us by, like water in a brook, always on the go and never looking back.” Have a nice week and God Bless!! M.L.T.A.
What a nice sunny Sunday afternoon with a little breeze coming in. Yesterday there were 11 vendors that came to the Farmer’s Market and fairly nice weather held on until the last hour and it started to rain. There seemed to be a good crowd around most the forenoon. Our Sunday Entertainment was watching little Natalie McGinley with the water hose across the street from us, she was spraying water at her brother and his friend, they were on the sidewalk on their little scooters. She was going to help her Mom do windows..until she saw she could spray the boys. She was and is just so cute!!! Then later her brother took the hose and sprayed her, her little squeals and laughter were joyous sounds. That would have made such a cute video.
The Historical Society exhibits commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 1997 Flood drew over 275 visitors in the three Saturdays we were open to the public. The Flood video is now on Youtube channel which is linked from the Montgomery home page..montgomeryhistoricalsociety.org
The Library, Friends of the Library and the Historical Society are partnering to host a “PUPPET” show for kids of all ages by Modern Times Theater on September 16th at 7 p.m. at Pratt Hall. Free –donations at the door!!
The tickets sell out fast for the “OKTOBERFEST DINNER” which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Town/Grange Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6. Make and pay for your reservations at LUTZ by cash or check, this event will benefit the M. Historical Society. $25. P.P.
NOTE: The Farmers Market will continue on Saturdays through the end of September from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8/4-14.. Therese Begnoche left on 8/4 with Lise Gates to attend a wedding of her great-niece Jenelle Demers to Michael Pohl in Austin, Texas. On 8/7 she flew to Boseman, Mt. to visit her son Armand and Family. She and her Family enjoyed visiting the Grand Canyon and other tourist attractions and they ate out often. Brent Godin flew out to accompany Therese back home. She had a terrific time and all her works she left behind were still waiting for her when she returned home on Monday, 8/14.
8/14..The Montgomery Green Mountain Ruby Reds were invited to a “Tea Party” by the St. Albans group of Red Hatters the “Forever Young.” The object of the tea party, we have a traveling teapot that goes from group to group around Vermont. We now have the little teapot in our possession and will have the next tea party. There were 26 ladies that gathered at the “Historical Railroad Museum” on River Street in Swanton. Amongst our party was our Vermont Queen Vi Hunt. President of the Historical Museum is Ron Kilburn and he gave us a history of the beginning of saving all the railroad stations/depot and artifacts from St.J and LC and Central Vermont. The long covered railroad bridge that went across the Missisquoi River burned several years ago, and the steel bridge that is now in its place was given to them. It came from West Milton and it was all taken down brought to Swanton, it has been restored and painted and is used for walking or biking across but no vehicles. They have a caboose on the premises, and the property they have their museum was all over grown but it seemed the appropriate place for having a place to bring all the buildings that were used for train depots, etc. While cleaning up the property they unearthed a granite foundation that was once used to put a train on and was able to turn it around for repairs. I could go on and on but if anyone is interested in visiting there they are on the internet just google Swanton,Vermont Museum I did and there is all kinds of info for you. After Ron gave the history of the Railroad restoration we were invited inside for tea and there was a variety to choose from; fancy/delicious sandwiches, variety of fruit and desserts. It was a wonderful event and so enjoyable. Thanks to all our Red Hat Sisters for a job well done.
8/15-16. Our daughter Veronica and I had planned on going to Brockton, Mass. to visit with our Son/her brother Richard and it was my first time down near Boston, to go through the tunnel , and to see all the roads going over one another and all of them full of traffic. I have seen most of them on NECN when we watch the news from there. It sure was a new experience for me. Veronica was remarkable driving in all that traffic. I said” what do you do with 4 lanes of traffic going slowly and if there is an emergency.” She thought she had heard sirens coming and she quickly said “You are going to find out” Everyone gets to one side and four police cars were coming blaring sirens and all went through. There must have been a wreck somewhere as it wasn’t long and we started seeing helicopters coming. We stayed overnight with Son/brother Frank and wife Karen at their lovely new home in Chester, N.H. It was so nice to be where it was quiet and we sat out on their new deck and visited to around 10 p.m. On Wednesday morning we left Frank’s and went to Shirley, Mass. to visit V. son Tyler Elkins and son Zavi ( my grandson and Great grandson) We left there around 1 p.m. and arrived back in Johnson at 4:45. We had a wonderful time and plan to go again someday.
8/16..Diane Bocian, Connie McFarland from town and Rachel Wright from Lowell, Fredda Ploof from East Berkshire and her sister Geraldine Seavey from Richford joined with other local people to attend the “LOG CABIN” event in Holyoke, Mass.. They took the Swan of New England tour bus that started from Swanton and had many stops along its way picking up people throughout Vermont. The Elvis impersonator show was about 2 hours long, and everyone was treated to a delicious meal. On their way home they stopped in Sharon, Vt. and visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was all such a well planned trip and everyone had a very fun-filled and entertaining day.
8/15.. Gila Domina and daughter Ruth Smith headed to Mass. to visit son/brother Michael Domina at his home in Hull, Mass. Gila left about ½ hour after me. She said they went out to eat several times and just enjoyed their visit. The came home on Friday afternoon.
8/16..Linda Van Gieson joined other friends on Shorty Snider’s tour bus from Enosburg to “Akwesasne Mohawk Casino” for the day of fun and laughter, and all the other thing you can do, win or lose. Once there, she was surprised to know that her nieces were on the same bus, neither Linda or her nieces were aware of them being on the same bus. That was a wonderful surprise and they had a great day.
Happy Birthday to: Colin McGovern & Michael Cennamo 8/27; Delwin Lumbra 8/29; John Pelkey & June Abramowitz 8/30; Marylin Abell 8/31; Marian Charles 9/2.
Anniversary Wishes to: Jesse and Karen Soule 9/2. Mike and Louise Celentano 9/2.
**While at the Red Hat Event on Monday..one of the questions Ron Kilburn asked us was; “Did anyone know the three communications back years ago..he named telegraph, telephone and did anyone know the third one, I spoke up and said “Tellawoman” Everyone started laughting, I thought that was what he wanted to hear. But No, it wasn’t but got a good laugh from it.. The third was a long pole with three lights on it and there was red to stop, yellow for caution and green was all ok..keep on going down the tracks. I hope I got that right, Ron… and a special Hello to: Mrs. Kilburn it was nice to hear you enjoy this column. God Bless and L.T.A.
- Sponsored: Montgomery Historical Society
- Location: Pratt Hall
- Date: Aug 19, 2017
- Time: 10:00 – 2:00
Exhibit commemorating the “Montgomery FLood” of 1997.