Here I am ready to finish up this column, today we celebrated Sonny’s 82nd birthday, our daughters Veronica and Penny came to have dinner with us, and our grandson David. Sonny has received many calls throughout the day from family and friends and that has been wonderful. One call from North Carolina..was guess who I am, as we have not heard his voice in years. Sonny finally guessed after a few clues, and when I talked with him, I would never have guessed by just listening to his voice, and his first clue was remember when I always called you Aunt Lucy. YES, of course I did then, he dated my niece for years and he has since moved on and married and has children. It was a nice surprise and nice hearing from him, he and Sonny’s sister and family are close there in N.C.
The Montgomery Eighth Grade Graduation was held at the School Gym on Monday, June 18th at 6 p.m.. Welcome and Opening Words and presentation of Diplomas and Gifts by Principle Sandy Alexander. Guest Speaker Carol Clokey; Student Speaker Wonder Bilodeau; Yearbook Dedication Laura Mills and Emerald DeMatos. Laura Mills received the Bar Association Award, and Naomi Niles-Racusin received the Principles Award. During the program the School Band played; songs by Emerald DeMatos, Joe Riordan and James Plantier; and Alexis Madden. Receiving diplomas were Wonder Bilodeau, Emerald DeMatos, Gavyn Gervais, Oliver Haddick, Trillian Howell, Isaac Lumbra, Alexis Madden, MacKenzie Maibaum, Laura Mills, Naomi Niles-Racusin, Devin Plantier, Joseph Riordan, Madeline Spaulding, Connor Walker. A receiving line and refreshments held. Following the program there was a Graduation Dance from 7-9 p.m. A Special Thanks to Beaver Meadows Greenhouses for allowing us to use their flowers arrangements. (Graduation is just one day, but it reaps rewards that last a life time. Congratulations to all of you as you look forward to High School, Good Luck to you all.)
On Thursday June 21, 25 invited senior citizens came together at the Montgomery Center of the Arts, which they also hosted, a Summer Community Luncheon. Several that came viewed their first Art Show that has been displayed on the walls. A very Special Thanks to Sue and Mark Baddorf..Sue personally delivered the invites, preparing food were Sue and Mark , Wendy Howard, Sharon Perry, Joey Buttendorf, Sebastian, Melissa Haberman, and helpers, a nice young lady Chloe Hardy, she helped serve the drinks, and a young fellow Kenny Smith, he was great in offering a hand to several people to help up the stairs as they were arriving. There were several delicious salads, quiche dishes, bread, cookies, lemon cake, all homemade and then cold drinks. It was all so enjoyable and so appreciated. Thanks to All..
6/22-24..Dennis and Sue Deuso got out of town for the weekend to enjoy some time with friends at Brookside Campgrounds in Enosburg.
6/22..My niece Pamela Harris flew out of Burlington this for-noon to accompany her husband Scott in Texas to a concert that they had made plans for. She will be back on Monday. W.B.P.
Come and join the Montgomery Conservation Commission and Cold Hollow to Canada for an evening of great food with good friends to celebrate and support the work of these partner organizations and their joint mission of protecting the working forests and wildlife habitat of our region, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Black Lantern Inn and the B.L.I. will donate 20% of all food proceeds to the two organizations. Parties of 4 or more by reservation call 326-3269. Everyone Welcome!!
Happy Birthday to: Colleen Pratt, Mary Tryorne 7/3; Father Hahr, Hazen Cota 7/4; Jeannean Sylvester, John Kneen 7/5; Bryan Rodger Sara Chauvin 7/6, Ann Voos 7/7.
Anniversary wishes to: Allen and Lucille Hulbert, Andrew and Katherine Sherman 7/2; Marvin and Betty Moquin 7/6; David and Tracey Brown 7/7.
** Teacher..Can anyone give me the meaning of the word “ collision? “ No Answer..She said, “Well when two things come together unexpectedly, that is a collision. Now can anyone give me an example?” Johnny speaks up and says “Twins.”* Even though we have had some misty showers throughout the day it has been tolerable at least, our Son Frank called from N.H. and said it was hot/muggy down their way. This will be all for this month, and the month has flew by at least for me. God Bless with M.L.T.A.
How about this gorgeous day, and to celebrate Father’s Day! Just a perfect day. Veronica DeSaintPhalle came over and visited with her Dad before dinner time, Penny also came up to visit with her sister and Dad. When I came home from Church it was nice having the girls here. Veronica had promised her husband that she would be home by 12:30 and did not stay for dinner. She had brought fresh strawberries for her Dad as this is the season for fresh strawberries. YUM-Yum!!
6/4..Several members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds had made plans ahead of time to go to MIMO’S to have lunch and then go to the Essex Cinema to watch the movie “Book Club.” I hear the movie is great and humorous.
6/10..Saddness fall upon us once again, the passing of Stan Feldman, he had been ill for some time and was finally called home. A gathering of his Family and Friends attended the Committal Service that was held on Friday morning 6/15 at the Hill West Cemetery , here in Montgomery.
6/12..Maggie Elkins joined with her sisters Joanne Kane and Susie Ewins and brother-in-law Jimmy Adams for a wonderful day playing golf at the Enosburg Country Club.
6/12.. The Montgomery 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Sue Cherrier and John Wilson in the Deep Gibou. Several of us gathered before noon time and we had a chance to view Sue’s beautiful gardens. Once we were all present, Sue had prepared a delicious luncheon for all of us. While we were eating it became quiet for awhile. We were ready to start playing cards just before one. The afternoon high went to Denise Baker and she was training a new player her sister-in-law Debbie Chauvin (3390); second high was Carmen Scott (3320); low score was Sue Peters (950); most horses was a high card draw and the winner was our hostess Sue Cherrier. When we were done playing Sue had dessert for us, she had made rhubarb squares and a Strawberry pie. What a wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all ..Thanks Sue!!
6/16.. Trevor and Jodi Walker held a party for their son Connor, he graduates from the 8thgrade June 18th at Montgomery Elementary School and will be attending high school in the Fall. Connor has shown lots of responsibility for his age as you know I write about him often, he is an excellent sugar maker and also from the help of other Family members. He and his Father built a small sugar house in their back yard. The Bar-B-Que was enjoyed by family and many friends. Best Wishes to all our GRADUATES!!!
A Special Memorial Service was held this afternoon at the “Montgomery Center For The Arts” in memory of Andrew Massey. So sorry I missed this, but I send my LOVE to his Family!!!
Just a little reminder if anyone wants to join in our 4th of July parade, you are welcome and more details/info call Peg Doheny, 933-8561.
Happy Birthday to: Sonny Lumbra, Judy Sorrell, Henrik Bennett, Lisa Greco, Rick Ross 6/24; Abilgail Paradis, Dylan Baker 6/25; Joshua Potvin 6/26; Alex Kolva 6/27; Merle Van Gieson, Nyneve Gervais, Porter Sorenson 6/28; John Quinn 6/30.
Anniversary wishes to: Frank and Karen Lumbra 6/24; Randy and Stacey St.Onge, Bobby and Patty Anderson, Eric and Bethany Remmers, and Mike and Linda Carpenter 6/25; Ken and L isa Greco 6/27; Scott and Shari Joyal 6/28.
**Teacher..Now name me some plants that have a prefix dog attached, example dogwood, dogviolet and can anyone name me more, a little red headed girl spoke up and said “Collie Flower.” This is all folks, hope you enjoyed and God Bless. M.L.T.A. (H.P.)
Date: Saturday, June 16th
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: St. Isidore Parish Hall, Route 242
Hosted by St. Isidore Parish and sponsored by Montgomery Emergency Services. Local raffles – Bernie’s Restaurant and Mountain Fiber Folk. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood,org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Walk-ins are always welcome! Please consider giving the gift of life.