News from Montgomery 2/19/17

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By Lois Lumbra — Been quite a week for all of us, with all the new snow that piled up day after day; and then with the two warm days over the weekend, the snow piles have melted away. Saturday was such a gorgeous day, we had some of the doors opened to let the sunshine in and it felt soooo good. Today, Sunday has been warm but gloomy with all the clouds hanging around and it goes along with my mood, GLOOMY! Today at our Church meeting our Pastor let us know that he will be leaving our church the end of June. Pastor Ed Sorrell has been with us almost 16 years at this time. A new year would begin in July. We are deeply saddened but we also realize that his new job is important to him and we all will wish him well. He just has to cut down somewhere. Also, we are in need of a new organist, we need someone for our Sunday service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. If you are interested call Merle at 326-4536 or me (Lois) at 326-4651.

2/14..Lise Gates and her crew prepared a delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner for the all senior citizens that made reservations to attend. Thanks to Lise and all her helpers for a job well done. Lise said that she will have an Easter Dinner and date will be announced later.

2/16..The St.Onge family returned back home safe and sound from Jamaica, where they had gone to attend the wedding of Scott and Kristen (Harvey) St.Onge. They were enjoying nice warm weather while we were getting snow every day. It has been light stuff..therefore it has melted down rather rapidly.

Montgomery had lost another Town figure this week, Gaston Begnoche has passed away. (Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the Love of Family and Friends. God Bless you all!!)

The 2016 Town Reports are ready and can be picked up at Sticks Country store here in the Village, and at the School, Town Library, Town Clerks Office. (Congrats to Sue Wilson)

Note: Reminder of the POT-LUCK suppers that will start on March 4 and every Saturday night during the Lenten Season, at St.lsidore’s Parish Hall, hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Bring a favorite dish and come and join everyone for great food and fellowship, starting at 6:30 p.m.

I noticed that I got ahead of myself on my Birthday Calendar. Sorry!!

This story was told to me by a local reader and I hope you see the humor as I did and so did she. I will call her Janet. She had planned to go out and do errands, shopping, banking, etc. This particular day was rather cold and she decided to wear her down-coat and keep nice and warm. Every place of business she went to, she noticed little feathers fluttering around, and Janet mentioned them as she was checking out at the third place of business. The clerk noticed that there was a small rip in the coat and mentioned to Janet that was probably where the little feathers were coming from. That was almost hysterical and had never occurred to Janet that they were coming from her coat. Janet has a great sense of humor and just laughed and thought it was funny. Yes, the coat got mended no more little feathers fluttering around.

This is all for this week folks and remember if you have news and want to share it. REMEMBER ME at 326-4651 or email me at

Thanks to D.C. for letting me know you enjoy this column and is a faithful reader. God Bless!!!

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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