By Lois Lumbra — As I start this week’s column the rain seems to be headed out of here, we needed the rain and it has made the grass grow and our Spring flowers are popping out of the ground. The rain held off and we had a great Rummage and Bake Sale Saturday at the United Methodist Church. Thanks to everyone for their help in getting things out in the tent and organized. Maggie Elkins and Myself had worked doing the clothes and things that we have inside the Church during the month of April, most every morning we had things to sort and take care of. (Boo-hoo, I will miss working with her and I sincerely Thank her for all her help)
March 29-April 5, Doug and Corinne Clowes took quite an adventure. April 3rd marked a very special day. It was Corinne’s daughter Mickayla’s 21st birthday. Having never spent any birthday celebrations alone we figured we had to plan a trip. Mickayla’s currently studying abroad for this semester of college in Accra at The University of Ghana in Africa. What a culture shock it was, but such a great time. While there we visited Boti Falls, which is a pair of waterfalls northeast of Accra, which were huge. Once done getting wet there we hiked to Umbrella Rock (a naturally made rock shaped like an umbrella, which has been used to shelter and protection for thousands of years. The next day we visited Aburi Botanical gardens where we enjoyed exotic trees and plants from around the world. We then returned to our room and packed up and ventured for a weekend of fun on Krokrobite Beach Resort. That was amazing!!! The first night we were entertained with cultural drumming and dance, and the next night a Reggae band. What a blast!! The beach was bustling with friendly faces, yummy food and of course lots of drinks. We ended the weekend with 12 of Mickayla’s friends at a Thai restaurant in celebration of the “Birthday Girl.” Everywhere we went local residents were trying to sell us their goods, whether it was their crafts, food or a bottle of water, they had it all, and carried everything on their heads. The last day before we left we explored the university which is huge. There are about 40,000 students on campus. Then sadly we had to say goodbye and return to life as we know it here in Montgomery. (Thanks for sharing C. C.)
Sincere Sympathy to the Family and Friends of Ronnie Howard, My apologies to his Family in not mentioning his passing away on April 1 in this column. May the Love and support from your Family and Friends continue to carry you through each day. God Bless!!!
Coming Event and make note: The Montgomery Memorial Day Commemoration will take place at the Village Cemetery on May 30th 2016, starting at 11:30 a.m. Roll Call, Laying of the Wreath, Military Honors by the Enosburgh American Legion post 42, sponsored by the M. Historical Society.
Happy Birthday to: Hayley Williams 5/15, David Hanna, David Wisell 5/17, Ashley Brunton 5/18, Matt Tryhorne 5/19.
Anniversary wishes to Tony and Suzanne Wheton 5/19.
Hope all Mother’s had a nice day with their children..I did, daughter’s Veronica and Penny and grandsons Tyler Elkins, David Newton, great-grandson Exavier Elkins came and accompanied Sonny and Me to the Pine Cone for lunch, and then had phone calls from our three sons that live out of state.
You know that you are getting old when you meet up with an old classmate at the super market, and say, “I think you were in my class!” and she replies, “Really, Are you still teaching there?” I don’t let old age bother me, there are three signs of old age, 1. Loss of memory and I forget the other two.
Have a nice week folks and if you have some news to share, I’m the one to make contact with.
(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.