News from Montgomery 3/13/17

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By Lois Lumbra — As I dated the column, its hard to believe that this month is flying by. But I think most of us would say let it go by as we have endured some weird weather changes, this bitter cold has chilled us to the bone… BRRRR! Just walking the short distance from Church that wind felt like it was burning my face. Now, the weather station says we are in for a big storm the biggest of the season. Will know if the weather predictions are right by the time this column gets read. I’m a true Vermonter and have not put my shovel away YET!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR NEW LITTLE ONES: On February 5, Andrew and Katherine Koriakin-Sherman that make their home in Wyoming, became new proud parents to a baby boy, Landon, his grandparents live back here in Vt., Maggie Sherman of Burlington; and Joe and Martina Tesarova-Sherman of Town.

March 3.. John and Irissa Choquette of Berkshire became proud parents to their second son Chase David, he weighed 7 lbs & 12 oz. Brother Easton is also proud to have a brother and will be a big helper to his Mom. Irissa is on maturnity leave from the Village Post Office.

March 4..Joe and Martina Tesarova-Sherman became proud new parents to a beautiful baby girl Adrianna Flo, she weighed 6 lbs & 9 oz. She was born at Copley Hospital in Morrisville. **To all…May the joy of parenting bring you all a lifetime of laughter and memories. ** God Bless!!

During the recent School break, The Walker families went to Punta Cara, Dominican Republic. John and Barbara Walker and their sons, Trevor and Jodi with their children Connor, Liam and Ava; Neil and Tiffany with their children Kayden and Max. Then their friends from Town David and Cindy Maibaum with their children McKenzie and Dylan. While there John and Barbara celebrated their upcoming 50th Anniversary, Jodi celebrated her birthday, and little Max turned one. They all had a wonderful time just swimming or with the dolphins, sting rays, in the caves and even did some snorkeling and sailing. The weather was so perfect 80 degree days and the food was plentiful and delicious. Could not have been more perfect and exciting!!!

Randy and Stacey St.Onge with their Children Madison, Thomas and Alex went to their Florida home for the week of School break, where they enjoyed the beaches and special activities. They got to visit with their grandmother Lorraine. The week went by much too fast and it was soon back home where the weather became frigid cold. This week is BIKE WEEK down there in Florida and many of the BOYS from Town are there enjoying their rides. KEEP SAFE!!!

3/7..This is the day I was told little Ricky the Rooster was dead. I attended Town Meeting and while I was there Parma Jewett told me, that an animal had got into their chicken coop during the night and killed her hens and Ricky. He has left memories of a tough little critter for the size of him. He was so cute and knew his name and Sonny my husband has a cute memory of him pulling up the onions sets as he was out planning them. He knew danger and made one heck of a noise that would let you know something was wrong. So the story of Ricky the Rooster comes to an end.

3/8,,Linda and Merle Van Gieson took their daughter Sheri to “Junior’s Italian” restaurant in Winooski for her Birthday lunch and then spent time visiting with her before returning home.


Happy Birthday to: Rebecca Blanchard, Barry kade 3/20; Jim Poirier, Avery Stanley 3/21; Melinda Ryea, Owen Joyal, Mark Baddorf 3/23.

This week people see GREEN, green beer, clothes, corn beef and green Cabbage dinners, hope you all have a Happy St.Patricks Day!!! *What do you call a fake Irish stone? A Shamrock. Son to his mother; Mom I met a boy on St.Patricks Day. Mom..Oh Really. Son..No, O’Reilly!!

Enjoy and L.T.A. ( D.D. Thanks you for letting me know that reading this column brought you joy)


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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