By Lois Lumbra — QUACK-QUACK-QUACK, as I look out the front windows, a good day for the ducks to wander around and play in the water. We used to have ducks on our family farm and they would entertain us for hours playing in the water and mud. The grass has certainly greened up fast and sugaring has come to an end. What can we say about this APRIL… not much, when it comes to the weather pattern. So we say goodbye to April and Welcome May. May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, and May nothing but happiness come through your door.
Doris and Jamie Buttendorf spent time in Phoenix, Arizona, April 12-18th. They visited with Doris’s son Jeremiah and his new son Henry; and son Aaron and his new daughter Pearl celebrating her first birthday. Both her beautiful grandchildren were born 5 months apart, We also spent time in Tucson visiting Doris’s sister Jean and her husband Raymond. The weather was gorgeous and upon calling home we were jokingly told to stay out there as the weather was horrible here.
4/23-29..This week the schools were on Spring Vacation and Nancy Leach from Enosburg took her grandchildren Noah Getty and Natalie McGinley to Myrtle Beach for the week. They had a great time at the beach and other fun activities.
While working at the Church preparing for the rummage sale which will be this Saturday, May 5. There are people coming by and this one particular fellow was a United Methodist from Binghamton, N.Y. Joe Gould was here in Montgomery to help keep an eye on his friend Val Schandinger while other family members were away on vacation. I took him through our church and we had a nice chat. He also stopped in today after our Church Service and met our Pastor and other members as we were leaving. We had no coffee or refreshments during this month as we had so many things piled up for the sale. We will start again this Sunday and have fellowship after our morning service.
As everyone knows by now that a retired couple Peter and Lynette Brewin lost their home and all their belongings but the clothes they were wearing, to a fire at Alpine Haven that was on the cover of last weeks County Courier. They went to Walmarts to purchase some warm clothes as they said its still winter up near Jay Peak, they still had lots of snow. Their shopping trip to walmarts was a disappointment as all the summer clothing was out for the season. Someone had told them about our Church sale and that we had winter clothing and gave them my number to call. Once I received the call and invited them to come and help themselves and they did. They were so thankful for all the lovely clothing, boots, and things we had and they could use. We are blessed to have nice things given to us, so we can help when there is a need.
Montgomery Events..On Saturday,May 5, the Rummage and Bake Sale at the United Methodist Church starting at 8 a.m.-2p.m. ( 20 Fuller Bridge Road, Montgomery Village. ) ON Sunday, May 6, Old Time Fiddler Charles R. Taggart will be at Pratt Hall starting at 2 p.m. (Free). Sunday, May 27..Memorial Day Commemoration held at the West Hill Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. LOOKING AHEAD..Farmers Market at the Historical Society lawn will start up on June 9 – September 15th. Info contact Sue Wilson 326-4189.
Happy Birthday to: Carol Clokey, Kristen Fletcher, Megan L. Stanley 5/6; Kevin Diette 5/8; Ryiah Gaudioso 5/9; Frankie Lumbra, Anora B. McGovern 5/10; Rosemary McGowan, Laurel Tryhorne, Maryann Lyons 5/11.
Anniversary Wishes to: Hubert and Caroline Daberer 5/9.
Senior moments quoted; I’m starting to think I will never be old enough to know better… Senior daily routine… morning… tired; afternoon… dying for a rest, night… can’t sleep.
This is all folks, enjoy and hope to see some of you Saturday at our Church Sale.. M.L.T.A.
Lois Lumbra is a long-time village resident, sharing thoughts, observations, news, and local happenings in her weekly column online and in the county paper.