News from Montgomery 11/29/15

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By Lois Lumbra — Another week of mixed weather, a little bit of everything, it has been one of the nicest November’s in years so they say on TV. But the temperature changes are drastic for the human body to adjust too. Oh well I have to sputter about something. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving feast..I know the ones that attended dinner at Sally Newton’s home did not go home hungry. Even Jeffrey the kitty had a feast all of his own before the guests sat down to eat, just the smell of that turkey was almost too much for him to take, so he got fed first. So he was content while we ate dinner, and delicious it was everything right down to the last crumb of pie. Another month gone by..and it went so fast, last day of the deer hunt, haven’t heard how well they did this year, was it a better year. Sure were plenty of apples for the wild animals this year, they should not be hungry.

11/23, I accompanied Merle and Linda VanGieson to Morgan, Vt. where Merle had a hearing. Merle has been a Property Tax Hearing Officer for 21 years. Linda and I sat quietly in the same room where the meeting was held and I was very impressed by Merle’s professionalism. After the meeting we went back to Derby and had a great time shopping at the Dollar Tree Store and then to lunch at the Chinese Restaurant and finished shopping at Kinney Drugs before returning home. We had a wonderful day!!! Then Tuesday we went to St. Albans shopping at Joanne’s Fabric Store for things we couldn’t find in Derby. The beginning of Tuesday morning was mighty slippery out, there must have been rain before the snow as there was black ice under that snow, many vehicles were sliding around. I noticed just walking to get my mail there was ice and had to walk carefully.

I have this email with an upcoming event, there will be a Blood Drive held at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall, on Route 242, Montgomery Center. The Blood Drive starts at 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. and is sponsored by Montgomery Local Shelter Team and Emergency Services. Local raffles donated by “The Belfry Restaurant” and “Jay Village Inn.” To schedule an appointment you may call 1-800-REDCROSS or if you have a computer go to and sign up, ALSO walk-ins are welcome!

I have an email from Scott Perry in regards to what is happening with the Historical Society. There 2016 calendars “THEN AND NOW” are already on sale at Lutz Automotive, and on line and will be on sale at the Craft Show that will be held at the Elementary School on December 12; these are great gift ideas. The Montgomery Town Association is pleased to announce the former Montgomery Baptist Church is now officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The U.S.Department of the Interior made the announcement in late October. A plaque unveiling is likely in the Spring. There will be a “HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE” at Pratt Hall December 19th from 1 – 4 p.m. Stop in and have a glass of cider take pictures and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations. “CANDLES AND CAROLS” our annul community carol sing-a-long will be held at Pratt Hall on December 20th, starting at 5 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.

Reminder to make reservations at the Elementary School for the Ham Dinner for Community Seniors on December 9 starting at 11:30 a.m. and then stay and enjoy the “Holiday School Concert” rehearsal at 1 p.m. The “Holiday School Concert” will be held December 9th at 6 p.m. for all. School phone # 326-4618.

Happy Birthday to: Ellen Coolidge, Matt Cennamo 12/8, Lynday Cluba, Rosaire Robitaille 12/9, Robert Baron 12/10, Diane Bocian 12/11.

Anniversary wishes to. Dennis and Patricia Rodger 2/9.

When I was a child I thought nap time was punishment, Now it’s like a mini holiday.

Have a nice week folks and by next week you will feel much better, less stuffed after our delicious Turkey dinner. L.T.A.

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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