By Lois Lumbra — 5/ 20/ I help out my senior-friends around town and went down to help clean out dead flowers in Terry Zartarians barrels for her, long before she was awake. While down that way, I went over to visit my little friend Ricky the rooster. I called out his name and he came out of the little coop and came running over to me near the fence. He welcomed me with his little crows. I could tell he is very happy and I thank Parma and Duane Jewett for taking him in and giving him such a nice home. Duane did tell me, that he is getting quite cocky for his size and attacks them if they go inside their fence. He did attack Sonny and Penny a few times while here.
5/1, Diane Bocian (our Vice-Queen), Fredda Ploof and Rachel Wright, ladies of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds attended the Queen’s Council Meeting at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt. The theme was, “Queen Of Hearts.” After a delicious lunch, a business meeting was held, there were raffles, games/prizes, and Coronation of new queens. Fun, laughter and friendship is what it is all about.
5/15, Carol Clokey, Alberta Clokey, Charlene Plouff, and Jeannine Sylvester surprised Jeannette Sylvester with a visit at her home in St. Albans. J. told me it was a wonderful time and was great seeing all of them.
5/17, The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Lorraine Gillis in Enosburg at noon time for lunch that her daughter Suzanne Berkson prepares for all of us. YUMMY!!! She had made two kinds of salads, corn bread, desserts of bread pudding and a boston crème pie, all sorts of drinks to choose from, punch, coffee, tea or water. It was all so appreciated and we ALL Thank-You Suzanne.!!! We were ready to play cards at 1p.m. and chatter with one another as we play and curse at the rotten hands we might get and the kitty’s were no help when we bid..but we still manage to laugh and have a good time. Sue Peter’s our new card player had high score for the afternoon, second high was our hostess Lorraine Gillis and most horses went to Connie McFarland. Lorraine had many snacks around for us to munch on, no one every goes away hungry from our card games. Rita St.Onge was a sub for Betsy Snider. Sue Cherrier will host the next meeting at her home on Monday, June 20th.
5/18, A good turnout for the annual MTA meeting inside the Old Baptist Church in Montgomery Center. Election of officers, Chairperson Darren Drevik; Vice Chairperson Sebastian Araujo; Treasurer Nick Barletta; Secretary Everett McGinley. The Secretary announced that the building has finally been listed on the National Register of Historical places by the U.S. Dept. of Interior. A bronze plaque has been placed on the front door. A very animated discussion about the re-purposing of the building…which will of course depend on the involvement of the people of Montgomery. A great deal of interest in the UP and COMING of the “Evening of Arts” to be held on June 4th from 5-9 p.m. (All local artists and crafts)
5/19, 2016 Vermont Public Service Awards presented by Vermont State Secretary of State Jim Condos was held at the Fairfield Center School; where 35 Honorees were invited to receive a certificate and pin, thanking all for their donation of time in their Community here in Franklin County. There were eight people from Montgomery that were mentioned but all did not attend. Honoring from town were, Lynda Cluba, Douglas DeVries, Laurie Murphy, Tim Murphy, Earl Lumbra, William Baker Sr., Merle VanGieson and Lois Lumbra, all doing over 20 years of service.
REMINDER: The Memorial Day Commemoration will be held at the Montgomery Village Cemetery (up the steep hill) on Monday, May 30th at 11:30 a.m., with laying of the wreath, roll call, Military Honors by the Enosburgh American Legion Post 42. Sponsored by the Montgomer y Historical Society.
6/1. Dr. Leonard Perry from U.V.M. will be giving a talk on ‘New and Underused Perennials’ on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m.at the Public Safety Building. This event is co-sponsored by The Covered Bridges Garden Club and The Conservation Commissioners. Free and Open to the Public.
Saturday, June 4, time: 5-9 p.m. Come for “AN EVENING OF ART” by Montgomery Arts Committee and Montgomery Town Association. Exhibits and sales of Arts by local Artists and Craft People. Free admission.
Wine and Hor d’oeuvres will be served. This will be held at the Baptist Church Building..in Montgomery Center.
Happy Birthday to: Teddy Lumbra, Alexis Lefebvre 5/30, Tammy Ryea 5/31, Makenna Brooks 6/3, Shane Germaine 6/4.
Anniversary wishes to: Barry and Lynnda Levine 5/29, and Mark and Wendy Brouillette 5/30.
I felt tired today, and had a short nap before starting this column, I just woke up before our Son Frank called. He was in their kitchen preparing a new recipe for dinner..(loves to cook and very good at it) As we were talking, he mentioned I’m crawling toward 50..Yes that does happen age stops for no-one. Shortly after that sentence, he was in the refrigerator looking for zip-lock bags. Yep… Frank that is a sign of OLD AGE creeping in. Then I mentioned to him..an elderly lady stopped in the middle of her stairs, she wondered am I going up or was I coming down. He had a good laugh. Mrs. Coy always said it’s better to laugh than cry as we cannot do a thing about repeating ourselves or looking for the cars keys in the medicine cabinet. Right?
That’s all folks for this week.. Thanks for sharing!!
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.