By Lois Lumbra — Brrr! The chill is in the air as I write this column and snow flurries for us tonight 5/15. Very unusual May, but back in the month of January, Sonny and I read in a magazine that May would be a cold-snowy month if there is a thundershower in January, AND there was. We have had a few warm days and that was nice.!!
5/1-10, Gaston and Theresa Begnoche have returned home after spending eight days with their son Armand and wife Mikal and their children Violet and Hans, in Bozeman, Montana. While there they celebrated their granddaughter Violet’s 5th birthday on 5/3. Gaston and Armand put together a swing set/slide combination for the children that took three days to put together, there were 800 bolts that needed to be placed in this set. (WHEW). They found it to be a fun time and the children were excited once it was all put together. Therese accompanied her granddaughter Violet to swim lessons and enjoyed watching a game of soccer. Little 9 month old Hans enjoyed holding on to Grammie Theresa’s hand for a little walk. Oh, they got to see snow out there , as we were blessed with snow flurries here last Monday 5/9. Maybe again this week 5/16?? Traveling to and fro took up two precious days. Armand called once Theresa and Gaston were back home and said they had 8 inches of snow.
5/7-9, Ryiah Gaudioso, celebrated her 8th Birthday on Saturday afternoon with her friends Ava Walker, Maci Bernard, Emily and Natalie Lumbra and her brother Avery, Mother Kate at the “Get-Air Trampoline Park” in Burlington. They went to the Baymont Inn to stay overnight and while there they enjoyed swimming at the water park. Sunday they went to Gramma Polly’s home in Bakersfield and had a good time with Family and Friends. Monday was her actual Birthday date. Congratulations Ryiah sounded like a wonderful time for you.
5/14, “CALCUTTA NIGHT” was held at the American Legion in Enosburrgh to raise money for the Montgomery Little League. Dinner was at 6 p.m., then at 7 p.m. the Drawings began. There were 10-$10.00 winners. Then ticket # 83 was auctioned off to the highest bidder and that went for $120. to Hans Cramer. 50/50 raffle was won by Hans Cramer that was a total of $185.00. The top 10 entered into the thousand dollars were, #4 Glen Riley and he sold out to Tim Kane for $200., #23 was Billy Baker Sr., #33 was Billy Baker Jr., #40 was Gary Baker, # 49 was Jon Walker, #59 Sue Paquette, # 79 Lori Stewart, # 83 Auctioned ball Hans Cramer, #89 Hans Cramer, #100 Michaela Longley. The last two numbers in the bag were # 4 and #33..they decided to split the pot. Congratulations to Tim Kane and Billy Baker Jr. It was a wonderful evening and everyone had a great time.
On Saturday, May 21st, “WOOLSTOCK EVENT” The Mountain Fiber Folks will be offering a variety of classes and demonstrations at the Baptist Church Building in Montgomery Center on Main Street at the enter-section of 242 and 118. On Sunday, May 22, our local fiber farms will be open to visitors, Lots of lambs and kids will be there for your delight, for more information, check the website at www.mtfiberfolks.com or call the shop at 326-2092. Maps will be available at the shop. (Shop is at 188 Main Street, Montgomery Center)
Happy Birthday to: Keishya Brooks Fiore 5/22, Billy Baker Jr. 5/23, Frank Elkins, Kelly Maxfield 5/24, Jeannette Sylvester, Ashley Cota, Flyn C. Paradee, Paul Chauvin 5/26, Gunnar Hess 5/27.
Anniversary wishes to: Tony and Sue Peters 5/27, Scott and Sharon Perry 5/28.
At a Car Dealership…The best way to get on your feet is to miss your car payments. Sign on the back of septic tank truck…” Caution – This truck is full of Political Promises.”
Hope everyone will have a nice week and this will be the last of our snow showers.
L. T. A.
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.