By Lois Lumbra — 2/21, As I start this column the sun is coming out, after showers all morning long, almost like sugaring snow. Sonny checked the tapped trees here in our yard and the sap is beginning to come forth a little bit. Connor and Liam Walker and their grandfather have gathered once this week. It’s nice being senior citizens and watch the younger folks take over and do the things we used to. That could be a whole column in itself remembering all the chores we had growing up on a farm. I think one of my scariest chores was cleaning the pig pen when the pigs were big, they seemed so huge to me and they liked to sniff and snort when I went in the pen.
Today, the United Methodist Church held its 2015 Church Reports following the morning service and then we all enjoyed Pot-luck dinner. It was so cute Lucille made the remark as we gathered for Church and everyone bringing in their food and it smells so good, she said, “the Pastor will have to speak louder as our stomachs will all be growling smelling all this food.” We had lots of delicious dishes and desserts and no one went away hungry. Thanks to all that came and shared this day with us.
2/19, Kenny Snider from Hampton, N.H. came up over the weekend to visit his mom Betsy Snider. I was talking with Betsy and asked her how her grandson Cody Snider was doing since his motorcycle accident. Cody lives in Florida and had been in a terrible accident, but is now home and Betsy said he is doing much better. God Bless!!
MARCH 1 IS “TOWN MEETING DAY.” There will be a “Rabies Clinic” on March 31, 2016 at the Fire Station from 4:30 -5:15 p.m.
Reminder of two events coming up in March. On March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The Montgomery and Richford Conservation Commission and Montgomery Library are hosting a fundraiser showing the film “JUMBO WILD.” It will be held at the Town Hall on Main Street, admission at the door $5. Then on March 10, from 6-9 p.m. “PAINT AND SIP” will be held at the Town Hall, all painting supplies will be provided, if you are interested in this event please call Sue Wilson at 326-4189 as there was limited space. No painting experience necessary, snacks will be provided, BYOB. This event benefits the Montgomery Conservation Commission.
Thanks to all the 34 donors that came on 2/7/2016 to support the Blood Drive that was held at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall. The next Blood Drive will be held at the same place starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 10. We are also Thankful to donors of raffle gifts. I say Thank You to all that work on these Blood Drives, I was amazed at how much preparation goes into this event, and all the volunteers that donate their time. THANK-YOU ONE AND ALL!!!!
Happy Birthday to: Cordelia VonConta. 2/29, She only has a B/Day once in 4 years, if you know this lovely lady send her a card to P.O. Box 347,Montg. Ctr. 05471, Colby tanner, Paulette O’Bar 3/1, George Roberts 3/2, Timothy O’Bar, Elyssa Fletcher 3/3, Robin Houle 3/4, Prudy Ryea, Sandy Bowman 3/5.
Anniversary wishes to: Lyndol and Lila Elkins, David and Nancy Martinson 2/28, Pastor Ed and Judy Sorrell 3/4, Tony and Jody Jones 3/5.
I’m going to share a true story I thought was so cute and made me laugh and laugh. We have a small dog named Willee, he is so funny at times, When I have my oatmeal in the mornings I always leave some in the bottom of my dish for him, Well this particular morning he didn’t want it, so I left it beside him on the couch where he usually eats it. I came back about 15 minutes later and there was no dish, just a clump of blankets piled up, I uncovered the dish that he carefully covered up and did not spill a drop. Once I uncovered it, he did eat it. Sometimes I pick on him and tell him I’m going to give it to the birds. He will be 12 years old this week.
This is all for now folks and hope you have a nice week,
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.