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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.

L.T. A.