By Lois Lumbra — IT’S SNOWING, IT’S SNOWING!! Yes, it has been a wet Sunday, we had rain earlier and now turning to snow. I guess it’s any ones guess how much we will get. Just hope that the Ski Area’s have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!! Maggie Elkins and Me have the park tree decorated for everyone to enjoy, the wreaths were put up the other day before the storm, and they needed something to go along with them. SOOO, when we went out Saturday night to put new lights on, they all came on, and were so beautiful we left them on. That tree is getting to high for us, but we still try to light it up, it’s a gorgeous tree!!!
I was asked to let our local Emergency Crew know how grateful Morgan East is for the fast respond to her home the night her husband fell. A SPECIAL THANK YOU, for your kindness and caring patience in tending to her husband Charlie Pratt. He will be convalescing in St. Albans at a Rehab Facility.
Sonny and I went up To The Farm yesterday 11/19, that is his old birth place on North Hill. We continue to check on it now and then for his Cousin that have purchased the place. Sonny winterized it for them. I was waiting outside enjoying the sunshine and beauty while waiting for Sonny. There was a fellow out on his four wheeler and came down to see the new owners only it was us. I introduced myself and he said “Oh you are Lois that writes for the County Courier” and then he continued saying “I feel like I know you, after reading my column”. He gave me his name John Smith from St. Alban’s area and he knew members of our family that live down there. He ended by telling me, how much he enjoyed reading my column. I said read about it in the next issue. Thanks, John it’s nice to hear the words, I enjoy doing this for all of you.
11/15, The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Betsy Snider and she had prepared lunch for all of us, delicious soup, sandwiches and punch, tea, coffee and two desserts. It was our first time playing since the time change so we ended at the 7 round as some do not care to drive after dark. Betsy had high score, second high was Therese Begnoche and most horses went to Sue Peters. There is always lots of laughs, catching up on what’s going on in town, etc. The December meeting will be hosted by Connie McFarland and will be held at the Snow-Shoe on the 13th.
On December 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. there will be Montgomery Community Children’s Holiday Party, held at the School Gym. Enjoy live Christmas music provided by the Richford Community Choir, Jingle bells and singing carols on a hayride, cookies and hot chocolate, Santa arriving on the Fire-truck. Lots and lots of fun, if anyone would like to volunteer or contribute to the event, contact Amanda Starrr at 802-535-4797.
Montgomery Elementary School, will have their Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. There will be a Community meal at 11:30, call Ruth at 326-4618 RSVP by Monday December 5.
December 10, check out the Holiday Craft Show in a special ad in this paper, it will tell you of things that vendors will be bringing to the event.
Happy Birthday to: Hillari Levine 11/27, Cheryl Wisell 11/28, Beniah Cluba 11/29, Ritchie Ryea 11/30. Luke Scheffler 12/2. Samantha Ryea, Betty Moquin, Lynne Drevik 12/3.
Just does not seem possible this is the last November Column for 2016. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY READERS, MY LOVE TO ALL. God Bless!! (Sunday, November 27 is the first Sunday of Advent and The United Methodist Church will have a special service starting at 9:30 a.m. )
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.