By Lois Lumbra — How many of us senior citizens have put away our ice skates? WOW!!! We have had so much ice and its dangerous as its so slippery. We have put ashes out and I have managed to walk down our sidewalk. The back roads have been icy as well, Saturday night the rain washed off the sand that had been put on the dirt roads. Just can’t seem to get ahead of it. It does seem nice to have warmer temperatures.
Thanks to Mary Tryhorne and Suzanne Dollois for signing up Vendors for the January Winter’s Farmers Market that was held Sunday, 1/21. Coming to sell their goods were Mark & Wendy Brouillette their business “Breezy Acres” with organic meats; ” Mountain Maples” from West Hill, The Reed Family; Wendy Howard with Baked Goods; Emily Kimball with Beauty Products; Anita Flagg from Newport with glass art; and selling raffle tickets members of the MCA. This was the first winter market which one a month will be held on the third Sunday, January through April. If anyone would like to sign up, contact Mary Tryhorne at 326-4452
1/24… We had a visit from our daughter Veronica deSaintPhalle from 10 a.m. until noon. She came to Montgomery, as she and her friend Barbara Burns had plans to go out and celebrate Christmas and Birthdays. They went to Bernie’s restaurant where they had a wonderful lunch, lots of laughter and exchange of gifts. It was a beautiful afternoon.
1/24… SURPRISE..only one person rings my doorbell so frantically and that is Michelle Legault. I was totally surprised as I did not know that she was coming in from Louisiana. She was just arriving in town and wanted to stop by and visit for a few minutes. She has been gone for a few months and just loves it out there and found so many interesting things to do. She was radiant with her new life. We are so happy for her and Jake. They both have nice jobs and near enough to see her parents, who are in Florida for a little while.
1/25… Nimble-Thimble quilting group met at Jeannette Sylvester’s home in St. Albans, with their lunch bags, and drinks where they all ate together. They welcomed Jeannette as their new treasurer and thanked Caroline Babcock for all the many years she gave to the group. They also welcomed a new member, Suzanne Lavalla who was new to them, but definitely not new to quilting. She fit right in. They all worked on Hotdog pillow-slips for charity. They needed about 100 and exceeded that goal readily. The group worked on pillow-slips teaching each other as they went along. Sunshine quilts, they have 24 of our 25 goal for the year made. Our next meeting, they will work on microwave holders and pot-holders. It would be neat to be a fly on the wall and listen to this group as they work like bees, laugh and sew those beautiful stitches, (and keeping each other in stitches) amazing at all the nice things they do for others.
Happy Birthday to: Patti Perl 2/3; Lorraine St.Onge, Leila Blanchard, Eric Mercy and Adam Arcoleo 2/4; Janis Hess, Shannon Smith, Ashley Barney, Landon Sherman, Shirley Mudgett 2/5; Ava Walker, Rebecca Gabuzda, Jonny Youland(18), 2/6; Maggie Elkins 2/8; Jolene O’Connell, Thomas St.Onge, Charlie Paquette 2/10.
Anniversary wishes to: Joe and Barbara St.Cyr 2/5.
A police officer called into the station on his radio, saying, “I have an interesting case, an elderly lady just shot her husband, for walking on her just mopped floor.” Chief ..”Have you arrested her yet.?” NO, NOT YET THE FLOOR IS STILL WET.
This is all for this week as we end the first month of our New Year. God Bless you and keep you safe and well. MLTA.
I wonder as I write this if the ground-hog will see his shadow Friday???? Hope You all enjoy the Super Bowl next Sunday!!!! May the best team WIN!!!
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.