By Lois Lumbra — What a week this has been, started out Monday morning with a huge big truck coming down from Richford and could not get across the covered bridge. He was in very close corners… Where can I turn this truck around? The fellows that live over that way have handled this situation before and the truck driver finally got turned around by going up the short street to Deuso’s and got turned around finally. This was the week of our huge rummage sale at the United Methodist Church and it had it stressful moments, with all the wind and rain that had been predicted for Vermont. Tuesday afternoon I called Billy Baker to ask if we could borrow the Fire Dept. open tent. He saw so problem and he and three other members of the Fire Dept. came down and put it up for us. Wednesday afternoon Marge Cummings came down to work on the sale by herself… getting things out on the tables and there were CD’s that she worked on for over an hour placing them on shelves so neatly. That afternoon the wind came up and blew the piece of furniture over and they went flying everywhere all over the ground, plus tarps blew off and other things fell of the tables. Frank Elkins had heard the weather report of a storm going to hit us Friday night there were all kinds of warnings taking place, Frank went and purchased rope to tie the tent down more securely and braced it well. Thankfully , he did, the open tent stayed up but most everything inside the tent was knocked over. Saturday morning just about all that came to work were tired for not having much sleep as that powerful wind storm was horrible. Many people lost their power but luckily we were okay here in the village. Our Sale went well the day cleared up nicely after a cool 44 degree morning.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME TO HELP SET UP AND CLEAN-UP; AND TO MR. JONES FOR TAKING ALL OUR LEFT-OVERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!
This afternoon before I started this column I went to the Pratt Hall where Fiddler, Adam Boyce who portrays, Mr. Charles Ross Taggart who grew up in Topsham, Vt. went on a forty year career performing across the country. His presentation was very interesting. The Friends of the Town Library and the M.Historical Society made this event possible to the 35-40 people that attended. The Vermont Humanities Programs has listings of many interesting events.
On May 26, at noon time “The Friends of the Montgomery Town Library and the Covered Bridges Garden Club” will be hosting JACOB –HULTZBURG PILL, he will be talking about Edible Landscaping. Held at the Montgomery Safety Building conference room. Route 242 in Montgomery Center.
Happy Birthday to: Robin Pelkey, Isaac Lumbra 5/13; Aaron Auclair 5/14; Hayley Williams 5/15; Birch Poirier, David Hanna, David Wisell 5.17; Ashley Brunton 5/18; Matt Tryhorne 5/19.
Anniversary Wishes to: Tony and Suzanne Whedon
Smile just a little: I have a condition that keeps me from going on a diet… I GET HUNGRY!!! I can’t believe how old people my age are.
I hope we all have a nice week.. M.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.