News from Montgomery 10/8/17

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By Lois Lumbra — 10/8… What a wonderful Sunday after some morning rain it cleared off and the breeze is so warm, I could honestly say its perfect. Sonny and I went up North Hill this afternoon spent some time down at his old homestead, picked a few apples and marveled at the beautiful foliage. Then on the way back down the hill we saw Penny working in the woods and stopped and visited with her for a few minutes , and returned home to finish up this column.

10/2… My week started out like everyone else’s with cool mornings and sunny and hot afternoons. This was the week coming up of our big rummage and bake sale at the United Methodist Church. Monday afternoon once the children were home from school, I needed help to bring the picnic table from the park to the front of the church. Their were 2 little boys that volunteered to help David Brown bring it over and sure enough they did it. Once we had the picnic table to put things under and on I had 3 young boys offering to help me and so help me they did, they took all the things that I wanted off the front steps and put on or under the P-table. These youngsters were so kind and I’m mighty proud to mention their names, Liam Walker, Noah Jette and Alex St. Onge. I made them rice krispy treats to say Thank You!! Linda Elkins has been working with me each morning taking care of clothes that come in. Maggie Elkins has been busy doing other things but added her touch also. My sister-in-law Roberta Martin and daughter Pamela Harris came on Monday forenoon and gave me a helping hand, and I had my brother Bud and family here for dinner with us. Then on Tuesday afternoon Barbara Walker, Roberta and Pamela came to help bring things out of the church to put on tables which would be covered with a tarp until the sale. (my husband and brother were enjoying visiting and sitting out on our sunny porch while us ladies were hard at work) We have had a mountain of donations given to us. On Friday afternoon Marge Cummings came to help the workers that are named below, Jodi, Michelle, Joanne, both Elkins brothers and their wives.

10/7..It’s over!!! The big day finally arrived and we had a wonderful turn out of people coming to our sale. Our annual workers came to their special places, Penny Lumbra to fry the 186 fritter; for Linda Van Gieson, June Abramowitz and Kathy King to tend to the baked goods table; Merle Van Gieson, Jodi Gagne and daughter Michelle, Joanne Lanphear and granddaughter Gracie Lanphear and Kort Gentry to sell the things outside; Veronica DeSaintPhalle came to help me out at the clothes table. We get to meet many nice people and so often I hear the folks remarking on the nice quality items we have and how much they enjoy coming to our sale. We do pride ourselves in keeping a nice sale that so many enjoy coming too. Yes, it’s a lot of work and with many new helpers got to realize there is much to be done the last week of the sale and then clean up once its over. Many-many THANKS to Sandy Bowman coming to help take all the clothes & hangers down for Mike Abramowitz for carrying so many heavy bags of clothes out of the church, and especially Lyndol & Lila Elkins and Frank & Linda Elkins they stayed to the very end helping Mr. Jones load his truck until every thing was gone. The ones mentioned above at each place of sales also helped pack up the things to be taken away. We all thank Mr. King for storing many items in his garage until our sale, for Mr. Jones for taking it all away after its done. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL..if I forgot to name someone, just know every kind deed was appreciated..Thank-You!! Now while I’m there I like to ask people where they come from , and many are local people and have been to our sale before and often bring a friend or family. This one lady I talked with, Mary Ann Tubolino, was here from Alabama visiting her daughter in Milton. She said she would be moving from Ala. to Tennessee soon. Then at closing time I see this little child sitting on the floor by the children’s bookcase, she had a little hoody shirt on and I did not see her face, who was this little girl. WELL, she was my neighbor Natalee McGinley, she is just the sweetest little girl.. She had a book about Barney and pretended to read but I could not hear what she was saying; picked her up and found a little book of songs, and I wanted her to sing Twinkle-twinkle little star with me and instead all the people inside joined in. Her mother said she was a bit tired and it was nap time, and went home. To Corry for allowing us the use of your porch to put thing under cover at your home across the street from the church and to Gila Domina for the use of her lawn for the children’s toys that we put on a tarp. Thank-You!!! This is my news for this week!!

Happy Birthday to: Faith Reed 10/15; David Newton 10/20; Charlie Fichman 10/21.

Anniversary Wishes to Merle and Linda Van Gieson 10/17.

Smart Alec; How much are your fifty dollar shoes; Alert Clerk… Twenty five dollars a foot

This is all for this week folks..enjoy..M.L. T A. Got news and want to share it… let me know!!

Lois Lumbra
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.

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