By Lois Lumbra — The weather outside is frightful with all the wind and snow flying around this afternoon 11/19. This is our second snow fall and by the sounds from the weatherman it isn’t going to last very long. The long range forecast the weather will be nice for traveling on Thanksgiving Day.
Maggie Elkins invited me to come with her the first part of the week to go to Enosburg and on our way back home we took a ride over the new Longley Covered Bridge, ITS GORGEOUS!!!! I truly love our bridges and I hope everyone will enjoy it.
11/14, Our November Card Club was held at the home of Betsy Snider, she had invited all of us to come for lunch that she had planned, Denise Baker went up to give her a hand before everyone arrived. She had a delicious shepherds pie, homemade bread, pickles and brownie sundae’s for dessert, punch, tea or coffee.
The afternoon was filled with laughter, jokes, and some frustration when we had to redeal cards so many times to get a good hand. SOOO, they decided to play a 6 bid hand just to save time. We also decided to play just 6 rounds instead of 8 during the winter months. Therese Begnoche and Marge Cummings were at the head table all through our 6 rounds of play, they had a fantastic play, they took high score and second high and split the pot. their points were 3290 each; most horses went to Carmen Scott with just 3, low score was Denise with 820 points. Connie McFarland will host the December meeting and we will go to the Snowshoe for lunch and play cards after.
Robin Houle and sister Zina are safely back home after their trip to London and Oxford on the 13th of this month. They went to see Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) again! They had a wonderful time walking all around the West End of London. The buildings were mostly high rise made of brick and stone very vintage, they even went by the British Broadcasting Company. The highlight was our two concerts we went to see and enjoy, IT WAS A BLAST!!
A special request to Thank, Ted Carrick, Patty Perl, Elsie Saborowski, Scott Perry, Sue Wilson, Peggy Bristow and Marijke Dollois for their help in preparing the Christmas wreaths with new lights and bows. There were 46 of them that needed attention for them to look nice during our Holiday season in the Center and Village. What a wonderful week to give THANKS..as this is our week of Thanksgiving. Thanks to all of you for giving of your time and kindness in making our beautiful town more beautiful. THANK-YOU!!!
Been a busy couple of weeks around the King house (known as a deer camp during the season) 11/5..Their friend Gary Tetreault Sr., from Florida came for deer hunting; 11/8..his brother-in-law Carlton Kahearl and his son Jason came from Maine. Then on 11/9 Gary’s two sons Gary Jr., and Kyle came from Florida, and 11/10 Gary Sr.’s brother Napoleon Jr., and his sons Napoleon III, and Napoleon III son Ben and Napoleon Jrs son Jared; Napoleon Jr. son-in-law Rob Mannarino and his son Ricky, and Gary Sr.’s nephew Alvey Blier Jr., and his two sons Alvey III and Evan, all came from Connecticut on Saturday 11/11. Gary Sr.’s daughter Nikki Gould and granddaughter Skylar and Nikki’s mother Tina Heath also came up from Conn. Kathy King said there were 19 people here for the weekend. Sunday everyone went to the Dairy Center for breakfast before the ones from Conn. headed for home. Napoleon Jr. stayed the week to hunt with Gary. Gary Jr. got a 4 point buck that weighed 112 lbs on 11/12; on 11/18 Gary Sr. got a 145 lb. 4 point buck. Fun time was enjoyed by everyone.
There are many events coming up around Franklin County, please check the ads in this paper. One in particular, The Huge craft Show at the Montgomery Elementary School on December 9..starting at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Benefit the Elementary School Children. Many- many Vendors will be there!!!
Happy Birthday to: Jon Bosley 11/26, Hillari Levine 11/27, Cheryl Wisell, Uriel Agim 11/28, Benah Cluba 11/29.
One Christian turkey to another…Do you think there is life after Thanksgiving? Luke… what did the turkey say to the Computer? Friend I don’t know “WHAT?” “Google, google, google.” Not gobble-gobble.
Hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving. God Bless!!! M.L.T.A.
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.