By Lois Lumbra — Daughter Sheri and friend Kevin took Merle and Linda Van Gieson to Hampton Beach, NH this past weekend for their 34th wedding anniversary. They had two nights and three days of eating seafood, shopping in Kittery, Maine, and going to a casino near their hotel where Linda won playing slots and Merle won playing no limit Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Some of the stores are amazing. . .
Lois Corse Lumbra
Lois was born in 1941, growing up in Fletcher, Vermont, where she attended a one-room school for her first 8 years. Lois later married Francis “Sonny” Lumbra in 1959 and raised a happy family.
The two started out in Montgomery on North Hill at the dairy farm where Sonny was born, moving to their home in the village in 1965 where they both live to this day.