News from Montgomery 5/7/17

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By Lois Lumbra — BRRRR! Another cool damp Sunday with predictions of snow flurries on the higher elevations for tonight. Thankfully our Saturday wasn’t a wash out, it rained a few times but didn’t dampen the spirits of people that come to our rummage and bake sale. It’s amazing where all the people come from to attend our sale. For years now we are told we are the Cadillac of rummage sales. Yes, we do go through all the clothes and toss out what we do not want on our tables, like stains, rips, and unclean items. That is rare, as we are usually blessed with nice clothes. I think if you have something to donate clothes or other items, Ask yourself, would I buy this if I saw it at a rummage sale. If the answer is no, probably someone else would not buy it either. I, sincerely want to THANK the many people that came and enjoyed themselves and remarked on our nice set-up and so well organized. My neighbor/friend/ helper Maggie Elkins has helped for the past few years. She is a pleasure to work with and we have enjoyed working and having a nice sale for all that attend. For all the helpers that battle the weather conditions outside, you are a blessing, to have come and set up the outside tables and cover things with tarps, Thank-You!! I , have appreciated the help of all that came before the sale and the ones that worked during the sale and volunteers that came to clean up. The Pastor asked me today if I had something to say, I said Yes, “I’m glad its over” the last few days are a lot of work and the weather predictions made it stressful. Thanks to our neighbor Cory across the street for allowing us to use the front porch to have things under cover. Our appreciation to Ernest Jones for taking all our left-overs. Thanks To Everyone!!

On March 20th, Mark and Wendy Brouillette became grandparents on this day to a healthy baby boy. Their daughter Katie Sione and Leon West became proud parents to Odin Alexander West, born at Northwester Medical Center in St. Albans. Congratulations to all!!!

4/6. A few ladies from the Montgomery Green Mountain Ruby Reds, attended the Queens Council annual meeting at Trader’s Duke in Williston. From our group were Rachel Wright, Connie McFarland, Esther Varela, Helen Thompson, Lorraine Gillis and Fredda Ploof. The theme for this event was “Western Style” the ladies could wear western attire, and Fredda played her accordion, the ladies got to square dance, and polka,etc. A wonderful time was enjoyed by all the ladies that came from all around Vermont.

4/7. Connie McFarland had visits from her daughters Patricia and hubby Victor Rollings from Chazy, N.Y., and Jane and Joe Sanpetrino from So. Burlington. Connie, said it was to cold to go and sit out on the front porch, Connie usually has a nice wood fire and that makes it much more cozy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Hayley Williams 5/15; David Hanna, BirchPoirier, David Wisell 5/17; Matt Tryhorne 5/19.

Anniversary wishes to: Tony and Suzanne Whedon 5/19.


A young mother was trying to get her fussy child to eat the supper she had prepared for the family, she finally said just pretend its mud.

This is all Folks… My oxoxox to all!!

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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