By Lois Lumbra — It has been a couple of dreary days for me. On 2/4 I got news early in the day that my brother Clifford Corse better known to most as Junior, had passed away. He had a fast moving cancer that went rapidly through his body. We will all miss him but thankful that he did not suffer. My brother has left many memories for his wife and children. His home was filled with things he had made. He dearly loved his grandchildren and often told me stories of his little grandson. One in particular was so cute and my brother loved hunting and had a deer head mounted on his wall, little Cohen brought his little toy deer and wanted his Pops to cut its head off and mount it on the wall with his Pops. Pops did just that and made his little grandson SO proud. My brother sent me a picture of the deer heads side by side. What a great memory for his little grandson to have. There will be many that read this column that know him. We grew up in Fletcher the children of Clifton and Evelyn Martin Corse. We were a large Family and even though most of us live in Vermont, we do not live close to each other since being married. Two of my brothers married sister’s, Junior and my brother Allen (Bud) are married to Mosier ladies, Roberta and Barbara. God Bless the families as we all carry on. (Hold on to these memories and let them be a guide during this time of sadness and healing.)
1/30..The ladies of St. Isidore’s prepared a delicious dinner for the Family and Friends of Ronnie Sylvester. As most everyone knows that brothers Ronnie and Larry Sylvester and their lovely wives were owners of Sylvester’s Market in the Center for many years before retiring. This was a wonderful time for fellowship with the family and enjoying a delicious dinner. Many getting to visit with friends they hadn’t seen for a long time. People that come to my mind are Jon and Joan Ramey, they moved away and have been greatly missed. It was great seeing them!! (During the time I helped out at this event..I received many thank you’s , from ones that read this column faithfully, it makes it all worth while, I enjoy doing it.)
2/4..Miss Ava Walker enjoyed an early Birthday sliding party with 20 young ladies coming and 1 boy, to celebrate with Ava. The party was held at the home of her Grandparents John and Barbara Walker on South Richford Road. Ava said she had a wonderful time, once done sliding they came inside where it had been beautifully decorated with pink and blue items, by Grandmother Barbara and Mrs. Elkins (Maggie). They played a game and then everyone got to make ice cream sundae’s. Just one lovely, funfilled party was enjoyed by all. Ava will be nine years old on Feb. 6.
2/4..Talked with Lorraine St. Onge as she was out celebrating her Birthday, Down in Sunny Florida. She was in the car on her way home but first she was going to stop and get some fresh strawberries. She was with her daughter Donna and her friend Bob. Sounded like they were having a good time.
As I bring this to an end, today is Super Bowl Sunday. Hope you all enjoy!!
Happy Birthday to: Bernie Boucher 2/21, Kalisha Brooks, Jake Webster 2/22, Morgan Daybell, Bernie Cousino, Dale Delisle, Gracie Lanphear2/24, Jay Kerch 2/25.
Anniversary wishes to..Richard and Prudy Ryea 2/20,
This will be the last column before Valentine’s Day.
For valentines day I thought I would have my husbands favorite suit pants repaired, once repaired I wrapped them put a big heart on top that said, MY HEART PANTS FOR YOU. I was surprised when I received a heart that was taped to our empty wood box, that read, WOOD YOU BE MY VALENTINE
(Quoted) Happy Valentines Day with Love to All. (LL) XOXOXO
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.