By Lois Lumbra — 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.
Lois Lumbra is a long-time village resident, sharing thoughts, observations, news, and local happenings in her weekly column online and in the county paper.