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.
Here it is Sunday afternoon and to start writing something for the column. Monday we had a visit from our grandson Devon, his wife Kerri and their son Teddy Lumbra. Devon has been running the chair-lift at the mountain when we have snow enough so there is skiing. It sure has been rough on the ski areas not to have natural snow. I have enjoyed the few inches of snow at a time, to get me out and shovel around, cleaned most the sidewalk off Saturday afternoon, had more light snow for Sunday morning, I helped my neighbor Gila clean her driveway, she came out to help as it was nice and sunny for her. Saturday night when I went to bed around 10 p.m. the Christmas tree on the park, the lilac trees here in town were like a winter wonderland all covered with snow that was sticking on. Sunday morning it was all blown off or at least it was gone.
!/12, Our 500 Card Club was held at the lovely home of Denise and Billy Baker. Denise had invited all of us to come for noontime as she had prepared lunch. She had made a delicious soup and served it with crackers or bread. She also had prepared apple pie for dessert and served it with ice cream, then she had a choice of coffee, tea, water or punch. We were all stuffed and ready to play cards at 12:45. Cards are cards you have to take what is dealt to you good or bad, unless you have a hand with no faces, or we all can’t bid, we have to deal over, YEAH, that happens a few times. The afternoon went well and there was a lot of laughter from table one as the afternoon went by. Helen Parent had high score and she was playing in the absence of Linda VanGieson, (Linda has been recuperating from a bad cold, as I write this she is feeling better today) Thankfully!!! The second high score went to Connie McFarland, most horses to Sue Peters, She and Carmen Scott had to draw for high card to determine the winner. (Can’t beat a joker..right Sue) Sue is one of our newest players and she is doing great. We all had a fun time, and as we were leaving the storm was coming in, and everyone got home safe and sound.
On Wednesday morning after a little snow storm I went out to shovel my usual places. Around 11:30 I headed to the kitchen to start dinner. I did the potatoes, prepared other things and all of sudden I felt nauseous, it was like a snap of the finger, I got cold hands and feet, sick to my stomach and Sonny had to end up getting dinner and ate by himself. I took my heating pad to warm my feet and finally fell asleep. Well anyone that has had stomach flu know the rest, Sonny came down with it early Friday morning. We are feeling much better. (Been sort of a shty week around here.) Spent most of Saturday with the Clorox bottle and washing up all our clothes and bedding.
Happy Birthday to: Jim Cota and Sophia McAllister 1/31.
**After misplacing her keys for the fifth time in one day, she says to her husband as they leave to go for dinner, “Sometimes I think I’ve lost my mind” “It wouldn’t surprise me,” muttered her husband, “What did you just say?” she asked outraged. “ I said it wouldn’t surprise me, you have given me a piece of it every day for the past 40 years!” (Never did hear if he lived after that comment) ** Remember to share your news with me..if we want to continue with the Montgomery News. GOTTA HAVE NEWS!!!!
Hope you all have a nice week..L.T.A.
Written by Lois Lumbra—The weatherman was right on about the rain coming for today, but here in Montgomery we do not have the hard winds, and that we are thankful. Nearly all the snow is gone here in the Village, we will probably be a skating ring if this freezes.
Mike and Linda Carpenter and children Sydney and Cole went to Connecticut during the New Year weekend to bring Linda’s Mom (Theresa Perry) back to her home in Enosburg; after spending the Christmas holiday with daughter Carol Ann.
Our 16 year old Great Grandson Jayden Royer of Edenmills, Vt. has tried out for the Under Armor National Baseball Team and made the team. He is needing donations to help with the expense of this trip. He has signed up on the computer at www.gofundme.com and donations can be sent to help fund him. Jayden has excelled in sports and played for Lamoille Union High School this past year and the team won the State in baseball. Jayden is the son of Lorin Royer and Samantha Elkins Royer, and his grandparents are Rocky and Lori Elkins and Andre and Veronica DeSaintPhalle. It will be greatly appreciated and I sincerely Thank-You!!! P.S. Jayden will be going to Bradenton, Florida, this month, will be stay at the Pittsburg Pirates Training Facility working with professional coaches and players. I will let you know how well he does, OK.
1/9/16, I accompanied Dick and Diane Bocian to Morrisville, we went shopping at the Dollar Tree, before attending the movie “Revenant” at the Bijou Theater. It was great fun being with this couple and we had a nice afternoon. Thank-You!!!
I have the Elementary Schools Basketball schedule for grandparents that do not get the newsletter.
- Jan. 12 Enosburg @ MES (Grades 7&8)
- Jan. 14 MES @ Sheldon (Grades 7 & 8)
- Jan. 19 Richford @ MES (grades 5 & 6)
- Jan. 20 MES @ Berkshire (Grades 7 & 8)
- Jan. 21 Enosburg @ MES (grades 5 & 6)
- Jan. 26 MES @ Bakersfield (grades 5 & 6)
- Jan. 28 Berkshire @ MES (grades 5 & 6)
The LEAPS “SASSY CATS” will be selling jewelry and lip balm at home basketball games to support fundraising for a new out-door basketball hoop. Also a special Thanks to all that save BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION the school just received a check for $295.20 to help support our students activities. Its amazing how fast they add up!!!
Happy Birthday to: Mike Carpenter, Jeremy Martinson, Don McGowan 1/24, Loretta Heimbecker, Kathie Cota 1/25, Tim Murphy 1/26, Wayne Baker 1/27, Suzanne Bedard, Whitney Nelson, Abbie Levine, Todd Elkins 1/28.
Anniversary wishes to Rocky and Lori Elkins 1/30.
** Just for laughs…Wedding dress for sale, worn once by mistake.** Teacher to student, Glenn spell crocodile? Glenn. Krokodile. Teacher..No that is Wrong. Glenn..Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. *** Enjoy folks and have a nice week, until next time, L.T.A. J
Written by Lois Lumbra—HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and filled up with all the goodies of the season and ready to get going on the tread mill. (Just kidding) My tread mill will be shoveling snow if it continues to come our way. I know of three families that attend our Church enjoyed their Christmas with family in other states. John and Sharon Youland were in Florida; Kort and Sherrie Gentry and daughter Brook were in Michigan; Katherine and Howard King went to Connecticut. Klaus and Ann Voos were delighted to have their son and family home during the Christmas season for a great holiday visit.
12/20, The “Candles and Carols” event held at Pratt Hall, had a full house. It was a wonderful evening with Steve Hays playing his electric organ and leading the Hymn Sing, special stories, and others taking part in the evening. Refreshments of hot cider and cookies are always favored.
12/23-30/15, Lorraine St. Onge came up from her Southern home in Deltona, Florida to celebrate Christmas with her family. She so enjoys watching her grandchildren open their gifts and their excitement of getting what they wanted Santa to bring them. While Lorraine was here we got our first snow storm, so she got to see snow before returning back to Florida.
12/24, Our daughter Veronica came over bringing her daughter Samantha Royer and her three children. My goodness how our great-grand-Children have grown, Jayden is 16 and has a permit to drive, Shane is 13 and Natalie will be 10 in June. Veronica left here and took the whole family to St.Albans shopping, that was quite an experience as all the children wanted to spend their Christmas money. (???) They had fun and grammie Veronica, slept well that night.
12/25, The United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service was well attended and just to hear the many voices singing Christmas Songs was music to my ears. How great it would be to have that many people each Sunday to come and worship with us. Think of it as, “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him” each Sunday.
As I finish this column the storm is slowly coming in, the snow is getting heavier, suppose to be much colder Monday morning, as the children all head back to school.
Happy Birthday to: Doris Buttendorf, Kalle Mae Holowaty 1/3, Ronnie Sylvester ¼, Kathie King 1/5, By not having a column last week these few people have already celebrated and I hope it was a great day for each of you. Lisa Cennemo 1/9, Michael Deuso 1/11, Brenda Ostrout 1/12, Sue Cherrier & Lillian Robtoy 1/13, Charlotte Deuso, Elizabeth Davidson, Christina Youland (21) 1/14, Moriah Eaton 1/15, Carolina Daberer 1/16.
**Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X, She’s never coming back and don’t ask Y. ** Life, there’s no right way to do it; So worry less, Laugh more, Just wing it and Be Happy. L. T. A.
Written by Lois Lumbra—12/20, We had a little snow and freezing slush of some kind overnight, as the sidewalks and roads were all crunchy this morning, like walking on cornflakes, with it at 20 degrees. This afternoon Lynda Cluba and grand-daughter Benah picked me up and we went to Richford, picked up some clementines for the workers at “Lady Of The Meadows” for a Christmas gift. We were there to visit with Charlotte Deuso and Therese Demar and present them with a “Gift Of Love”. We had a nice visit with Therese and she enjoyed little Benah, she sang “Twinkle, twinkle little star” for Therese and danced for her. She is just a little bundle of joy and had a great time. We ended with singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas.” One more thing right after Lynda picked me up she had to go for gas, I waited in the car with Benah, as she was looking at a book, (she is 3) but pretended to read the book as it had been read to her, all of a sudden she starts laughing and laughing, I said what is funny, she said this frog. I had to laugh just to hear her laugh, then she wanted me to see the frog in the book, it was funny as the frog looked like it was laughing also. We did not get to see Charlotte as she was out with her Family celebrating Christmas. Sorry, we missed you C.
12/14, Sonny and I check on his old homestead on North Hill for his family member, and today I asked Sonny if we could go up to McGinley’s which they purchased from Mr. Gazdik a few years ago. I had seen Susan McGinley recently at the Garden Club party and asked if they had taken down the old house. She told me it was all down and gone, so Sonny and I went up to take a look. Sonny had helped with the building of that house back in the early 60’s. Sonny with his small bulldozer dug the cellar hole and with his wagon got many of the stones off the stone-walls during the Fall and Winter months for building of the fireplace and outside walls. We had had some snow but kept going off because of the warm weather almost like this year, and Christmas day was around 62 degrees. It sure makes for a big hole as the house was so big. The McGinleys really enjoy their new home and the privacy of their property.
Also while I was at the Garden Party sharing chit-chat, Susan was telling us about a big female moose coming out of the property owned by John Newton, walked right in front of her and kept walking down the road until it reached Scheffler’s and walked off the road way. Susan was on her way to the airport in the wee hours of the morning and did not want to toot her horn at the moose, did not want to awake anyone. So she slowly drove behind the moose as the moose seemed to have the right of way. Susan said they have moose come out to the ponds up on their property and often see the huge bull moose.
12/17, I accompanied Merle and Linda VanGieson to the Christmas dinner at the Dairy Center that Lise Gates and her crew provided for Senior Citizens. We all enjoyed a delicious roast pork dinner with all the fixings. Lise asked Fredda Ploof and Rachel Roy to come in and sing Christmas songs while people gathered. Fredda asked me to join in on a few Christmas songs, which was nice and I really enjoyed myself. I think everyone had a great time and sooooo enjoyed the Tea Cup Auction.
12/18, Marijke Dollois and Charlie hosted the Historical Society Christmas Party at her beautifully holiday decorated home on Hill West, with most of the MHS Board Members present each bringing delicious snacks to share. A short business meeting was held. Thanks so very much to two of the greatest host and hostess, it was cozy and warm with a wonderful holiday spirit.
12/19, Lynda Cluba and her two young granddaughters Torah-yah and Benah Cluba ages 6 1/2 and 3 years old accompanied us as we delivered calendars that we purchased locally from the M.Historical Society “Then and Now;” “The Gifts of Love” were given out to several senior citizens in town. A few of the ladies opened up their gift while we were still there and we feel so rewarded by the looks and how the calendars remind them of what used to be. The children sang “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to every house we went to. The senior’s we visited were so happy to see these little girls and showed them their Christmas decorations and lit their tree for them. They enjoyed delivering gifts and were so good, and Lynda and I were as over whelmed. We Went to Connie McFarlands home and she has a doll collection, and little Benah just loves dolls and was amazed at the beautiful dolls she was shown. She would like to have purchased one but under-stood when Grammy told her they were not for sale, that they were a collection. We went to Bernie’s for hot chocolate with whipped cream on top, YUMMY!!! On our way out, I’m very careful going down steps and Torah-Yah was waiting for me, I said I’m old and slow, She said “Old starts at eighty.” We had a great time and Lynda and I felt like one of the kids, little ones seem to do that, don’t they? Once back to the car, we smelled the candy canes really strong, Lynda’s dog Jimmy found his way into the front seat and had eaten 3 of them, he could not deny that he had eaten them as he had some stuck to his whiskers. That was hilarious!!! We all thought that was funny and had a good laugh.
Happy Birthday to: Lynnda Levine, Eli Gabuzda, Gavin Baker 12/27, Marilyn Baker12/29, Artie Baker, Kelsie Deuso 12/31, Doris Buttendorf 1/3.
** Teacher: Clyde, Your composition on “MY DOG” is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his? Clyde: No Sir, It’s the same dog. Teacher to student: Why are you so late? Student: Cuz class started before I got here.**
I want to wish all the readers of this column a ‘VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR” with my Love to all. This is the last column of 2015. Thanks to all that enjoy this column, your compliments help to keep me going. God Bless with Peace and Joy to all!! . L.T.A. LL
Written by Lois Lumbra—12/6-13, What a gorgeous Sunday, and the whole week has had nice days, no complaining from me. What will this week bring?
12/9, Gila Domina and I attended the Ham Dinner that was provided for Montgomery Adults for their Annual Holiday Dinner at the Elementary School. Thanks to all the cooks and servers, it was delicious!!! While Gila and I were waiting in line to be served, I got attention from several of the little children that knew me. One in particular was so sweet, She (Adeline Tryhorne) came over to me and invited me to come and sit at her table. She said I’m going back to my table and I watched where she was going and she saw me looking at her and gave me a thumbs up, and I gave one right back to her. Once Gila and I got our dinner we went to sit with Adeline and her friends. She was just a little lady with great values of kindness. We talked about the songs they were going to sing and she and her little friends said that they were going to sing “Mr. Sun” and did a little illustration for me (So precious) and “Jingle Bells and Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” I told them, I sang those songs when I went to school. So We sang a little bit of the words, It was a great time for me and although Gila and I came home before the rehearsal, Adeline wanted me to see her sing with her group. I surprised her and went up to the Winter Concert at 6 p.m. with my neighbor. Once she was done singing she came into the audience to sit with her parents and grand parents, she seemed pleased that I was there. It was a great concert and the children all did a fabulous job. Merry Christmas with lots of love to you all. LL
12/12, I would like to Thank the ones that put together the Holiday Craft Show to benefit the programs at the Elementary School and was held at the School. It was a huge success with all the vendors that came to sell their products or crafty items. There were sure lots and lots of people coming to make purchases and that was amazing. Thanks to the cooks that provided home made goodies for the breakfast and lunch. It was a wonderful day to be out, the weather was co-operating to do just about anything your little heart desired. Avery Stanley was selling fresh cut Christmas trees and had lots of nice sales. It was a fantastic sale and again Thanks To All that put this event together and for all that came to make purchases!!!
12/12, Michelle Legault had two young ladies Galen Moore from Burlington and Amelie Lepple from Hinesburg, come to her home to make Christmas decorations and a few quilted wall hangings. I believe Michelle has had these young ladies come annually for making crafty items and stay overnight, for the past few years. After they finished their crafts they came down to the Village and came to our house singing “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.” I joined in and sang with them. Really a nice evening to be out, we have been blessed with such nice weather.
12/13. I just came home from the “Covered Bridges Garden Club Christmas Party” held at the lovely home of Tony and Sue Peters, here on Fuller Bridge Road. (Hope everyone noticed how beautiful the Fuller Bridge looks with its holiday decorations, Thanks to Maggie Elkins) There were around 17 members that gathered for the party each bringing delicious finger foods to share, plus delicious desserts also. After we had a drink,ate and felt full and merry; Marsha Philips called a short meeting about the Garden Club and where are we going from here?. I felt the frustrations in her voice as she has tried so hard with other members to keep the Club going, to keep everyone interested. She did mention that perhaps something could be done on Facebook, just what?? We need new ideas, new younger people to become interested in helping to keep our Town Beautiful. The meeting was short and following the meeting everyone got up and took snacks that were left over as Sue said,” help Yourself to every crumb. Thanks so very much Tony and Sue for sharing your lovely home with the Garden Club. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us.
Event coming up at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, “CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE,” Thursday, December 24 at 5 p.m. 20 Fuller Bridge Road, Montgomery Village, All welcome!!
Happy Birthday to: Kim Smith 12.20, Mary Richardson 12/21, Nathaniel Robtoy, Dante’ B. Trim 12/22, Noella McGroarty 12/24, Jim Willard 12/25.
Anniversary Wishes to: Charlie and Pat Carpenter 12/20.
**A retired man decided to volunteer to go to nursing homes and tell jokes and sing a few song, as he left each bedside, he would say” I hope you get better.” As he was leaving one day, he over heard an old gentleman say, “ I hope you get better too.”
I hope you all have a nice week and keep well.
Written by Lois Lumbra—WOW-WEEE!!! What a beautiful Sunday afternoon, after a very frost morning. Brrrrr! Just does not seem like we are getting this nice weather, sad for the ski areas. Plus many of us do not get into the holiday spirit, reminds me of what it must be like in Florida. Talked with Betty Moquin today and she said it was real nice there and I said its real nice here. By the way she said she is feeling much better down there. That is nice to hear. Keep well all our Vermont friends that go South for the winter.
12/1/15, The Montgomery Ladies 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Rita St.Onge in Enosburg, she had invited everyone to come for lunch at noon time. We all arrived on time and enjoyed a nice luncheon that she had provided for us. We were ready to play cards a little before one and as usual there are ones that get good hands and good bids. Carmen took high score for the afternoon and I was second high (Thanks to my good partners) and most horses went to Linda VanGieson. Denise Baker will host the January meeting at her home on the 12th at noon time. Rita had snacks and drinks of coffee, tea or sodas for everyone. We all had a very enjoyable afternoon. Sue Peters will be our new player starting in January. Rita St.Onge and Helen Parent will continue to be called upon as a sub when needed.
Just a little word to remind people of the Christmas Craft Show at the Elementary School this coming Saturday, December 12th, starting at 9 -3. Lots of vendors will be coming, there will be breakfast and luncheon food available, lots and lots of crafts. This is on route 118 between the Village and Center..watch for signs.
This coming Sunday, December 13, at noontime, the Montgomery Covered Bridges Garden Club members and their partners are invited to attend the Christmas Gathering at the Home of Tony and Sue Peters, on Fuller Bridge Road. RSVP recommended but not 100% necessary by calling Sue or Tony at 326-4817. We are asked to bring finger-foods to share, BUT no cut fingers in the food...gotta have some humor just for SUE!!!
Our Heartfelt Sympathy to the Families and Friends of Brad Bosley, may our prayers and love be a comfort to all.!! God Bless!!
Happy Birthday to: Randi Hacker, Shane Robitaille 12/13, Joan Ramey, Mike Celantano, Sara Robitaille 12/15, Carol McGregor, Shirley Jacobs 12/16, Louise Celantano, Anne Cote 12/17, John Newton, Mary Roberts, Safina Poirier 12/18, Denise Baker, David Burns, Phillippa Coville 12/19.
** I have an eating dis-order, I’m about to eat dis-order of French fries, dis-order of chicken wings, dis-order of lasagna and dis-order of a double banana split.** Yum-Yum, they all sound so good right now. Enjoy the week folks, if you have some news to Share, THINK OF ME.. I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because I really love doing this for you all. L.T.A.
Written by Lois Lumbra — Another week of mixed weather, a little bit of everything, it has been one of the nicest November’s in years so they say on TV. But the temperature changes are drastic for the human body to adjust too. Oh well I have to sputter about something. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving feast..I know the ones that attended dinner at Sally Newton’s home did not go home hungry. Even Jeffrey the kitty had a feast all of his own before the guests sat down to eat, just the smell of that turkey was almost too much for him to take, so he got fed first. So he was content while we ate dinner, and delicious it was everything right down to the last crumb of pie. Another month gone by..and it went so fast, last day of the deer hunt, haven’t heard how well they did this year, was it a better year. Sure were plenty of apples for the wild animals this year, they should not be hungry.
11/23, I accompanied Merle and Linda VanGieson to Morgan, Vt. where Merle had a hearing. Merle has been a Property Tax Hearing Officer for 21 years. Linda and I sat quietly in the same room where the meeting was held and I was very impressed by Merle’s professionalism. After the meeting we went back to Derby and had a great time shopping at the Dollar Tree Store and then to lunch at the Chinese Restaurant and finished shopping at Kinney Drugs before returning home. We had a wonderful day!!! Then Tuesday we went to St. Albans shopping at Joanne’s Fabric Store for things we couldn’t find in Derby. The beginning of Tuesday morning was mighty slippery out, there must have been rain before the snow as there was black ice under that snow, many vehicles were sliding around. I noticed just walking to get my mail there was ice and had to walk carefully.
I have this email with an upcoming event, there will be a Blood Drive held at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall, on Route 242, Montgomery Center. The Blood Drive starts at 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. and is sponsored by Montgomery Local Shelter Team and Emergency Services. Local raffles donated by “The Belfry Restaurant” and “Jay Village Inn.” To schedule an appointment you may call 1-800-REDCROSS or if you have a computer go to redcrossblood.org and sign up, ALSO walk-ins are welcome!
I have an email from Scott Perry in regards to what is happening with the Historical Society. There 2016 calendars “THEN AND NOW” are already on sale at Lutz Automotive, and on line and will be on sale at the Craft Show that will be held at the Elementary School on December 12; these are great gift ideas. The Montgomery Town Association is pleased to announce the former Montgomery Baptist Church is now officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The U.S.Department of the Interior made the announcement in late October. A plaque unveiling is likely in the Spring. There will be a “HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE” at Pratt Hall December 19th from 1 – 4 p.m. Stop in and have a glass of cider take pictures and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations. “CANDLES AND CAROLS” our annul community carol sing-a-long will be held at Pratt Hall on December 20th, starting at 5 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.
Reminder to make reservations at the Elementary School for the Ham Dinner for Community Seniors on December 9 starting at 11:30 a.m. and then stay and enjoy the “Holiday School Concert” rehearsal at 1 p.m. The “Holiday School Concert” will be held December 9th at 6 p.m. for all. School phone # 326-4618.
Happy Birthday to: Ellen Coolidge, Matt Cennamo 12/8, Lynday Cluba, Rosaire Robitaille 12/9, Robert Baron 12/10, Diane Bocian 12/11.
Anniversary wishes to. Dennis and Patricia Rodger2/9.
*** When I was a child I thought nap time was punishment, Now it’s like a mini holiday.** Have a nice week folks and by next week you will feel much better, less stuffed after our delicious Turkey dinner. L.T.A.
Written by Lois Lumbra — As I start this column we are in a new month, an extra hour of sleep this morning, and some needed rain.
This has been a week of up and downs for me. Monday I had to get some medicine and that has caused me to be nauseous and that is very uncomfortable. Tuesday, I got up and ready to go out with my Red Hat Friends, but an hour before I was to go, I was surprised when MY sister Ruth and hubby Roger Newhall were coming onto our porch, they came up from Ascutney, Vt. They wanted to surprise me and they sure did, and we had a nice visit, she had made me a birthday cake and wanted to bring it up special to me. They were also out viewing the foliage, up this way it was almost on the ground, from all the wind we have endured lately. Wednesday was my birthday and Penny came by early to take me out for breakfast..but not feeling well I told her we would another time. She stayed and visited and for lunch we ordered sandwiches from “Sticks Country Store” and had our grandson David Newton (Penny’s son) come and join us. Thursday remained rather quiet as it was raining most the day, and I prepared Halloween bags. Friday, was wash day, and we raked up some leaves later in the afternoon. Friday afternoon, Maggie Elkins had planned to have her annual carving party with her local children that have been coming for the past few years. I thought by 6:30 or so they would be carving away and I went over to watch and they were all done and headed for home, SO, I got to see the finished jack-o-lanterns. Mrs. Elkins had made pizza, cookies and they each had a soda. They all have a great time. Saturday morning when I got up and looked out the front window, I said “what in the world went on during the night” the trees here in the Village were decorated in toilet tissue, the paper became moist from the dampness in the night and froze. Maybe I sound nuts, but it looked nice for Halloween decorations. The tissue that hung from our tree was frozen and looked like ribbon. Later it was all taken down before the rains come. Saturday forenoon our daughters Veronica and Penny came by. Veronica’s job kept herfrom coming by sooner to give her Mom a birthday hug. We also went into Enosburg and did a little shopping, and upon returning home she cut my hair and had tea and a homemade doughnut, before going home. Then later on Saturday, we had 95 kids come by for treats. They were dressed in such cute costumes, even their parents.
And then its Sunday, going to Church is always a special day for me. We had a good turnout today, the first Sunday of the month is always communion. Then following our service today. Johnny and Christina Youland had made plans with Pastor Ed Sorrell to come and show their slides of their summer vacation to Europe, followed by a Pot-luck luncheon. The whole family John, Sharon, Johnny and Christina all enjoyed their cruise, and toured the Cathedral of Mallorca, the Cathedral of Eucharist, of the sea, light and space. Unreal the size of these buildings that were built soooo long ago. There were no big cranes to take the materials up thousands of feet, very incredible, and all the beautiful statues. They walked the streets of Pompeii and Barcelona. The children had a very educational vacation and so enjoyable. They did an exceptional job as they told the story to us in attendance. A very Special Thanks to Johnny and Christina!!! We all enjoyed your presentation!!!
10/27, Betsy Snider had invited the Green Mountain Ruby Reds to her home for a pot-luck luncheon and tea. There were 13 members in attendance and following luncheon several ladies stayed and played their fun game. We always have a good time and thanks to Betsy for having us all there.
Reminder of this special event: On Friday, November 13th, the Conversation Commission will be bringing the Vermont Institute of Natural Science to the Montgomery Elementary School, time K-3 at 1 p.m., 4 -8 at 2 p.m. Parents and the public are invited.
Happy Birthday to: Daren Davidson, Abby Dixon-Boles 11/8, Karen Scheffler 11/9, Jamie Buttendorf Jr. 11/19, Morgan east, Tony Peters 11/11, Sue Wilson 11/12, Charlotte Mercy 11/13.
Anniversary wishes to Billy and Denise Baker 11/13.
**With age comes skills, its called multi-tasking…you can laugh, cough, sneeze and P all at the same time.*** Enjoy this column and have a good week. L.T.A.