By Lois Lumbra — 6/10… What a gorgeous afternoon out in the sunshine, here in my house with the doors all open, it is so Cooool, my fleece shirt feels good. Now the trees all with leaves around us keeps us shaded most the afternoon. Do not want to run a heater all summer long..so will wear my fleece if I have too.
6/6.. The Elementary School sent out Special Invitations for an Appreciation Luncheon to people that volunteer to help or donate. On arrival at the School the children were finishing their Spring Concert rehearsal and Thomas St. Onge growing up so fast stopped for a few moments to say Hello and Sandy had not seen him in years. Sandy Bowman and Yours Truly, members of the United Methodist Church were invited to Thanks us for the donation that was sent to purchase a Karaoke machine for the Children; also in attendance were Lois Chauvin and Jean Trautner they are Foster Gandparents ; Jim Townsend comes twice a week with his therapy dog Megan .. the children read to her; Robert and Diane Gendron volunteer in the kitchen and also are cashiers at the games; Ruth Shine has done several art projects with the Children; Lyn Locher helps with holiday projects. The cooks had prepared a delicious turkey luncheon and we were blessed to have small children that knew us come and sit down and eat their lunch with us, Tyler Domina came and sat with me and he used to come to the Post Office in a stroller when I worked there and his grandfather Kenny came to our Church every Sunday and sang in the choir, My neighbor across the street Noah Getty came and ate his lunch with us, Jacob Barnes grandson of Lois Chauvin came and gave his Grammie hugs, the children were all so polite and helpful. After lunch we were invited to stay and watch the Spring Concert rehearsal and it was fantastic!!
6/6. Maggie Elkins had her sisters Joanne Kane, Grace Jones and Susie Ewins come to play 500 and then they enjoyed a delicious lunch that Maggie had put together. She had prepared old fashioned box lunches for each of them. She had her sisters wondering what they were going to have for lunch as there was no smell of anything cooking, Maggie had everything boxed up and in the refrigerator. It sure was a great surprise and so enjoyable. After lunch they continued to play cards and HAVE FUN with a FEW sips of wine.
Michael Domina and Sal were up from Mass. during the week to set up his art work in the Red Barn Studio and will be coming in July to have water-color classes; while here they weeded out the flower gardens around the house to help his Mother Gila Domina, and set out new plants. Looks terrific!!!
6/7.. We had a surprise visit from Richard Faller’s daughters Pearl and Joy from Utah. They were visiting family in Lyndonville and coming back through they stopped by and we had a short visit, as they were on their way to Bedford, Canada to visit a friend Melvin Poppe. Richard F. used to own the big house next to us and we have known the family for years.
NOTICE: I have a message from Peg Doheny , she wants you to know that the 4th of July is fast approaching and FLOATS FOR THE PARADE ARE WELCOME..arrive at the parking lot at St. Isidore’s on route 242 by 11:30 a.m. The parade starts at noon time and then stay and enjoy a Chicken Bar-B-Que at the Rec Center, there will be live music in the afternoon, free ice cream, and games for the children. Always a wonderful family outing!!! Need more info call Peg at 933-8561.
Just a short reminder that the Blood Drive will be this Saturday June 16, at St. St. Isidore’s Parish Hall starting at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Yes, this is a new day and new time. They are going to try Saturdays from now on.
Happy Birthday to: Trevor Lumbra, Lara Ramey-Thomas, 6/17; Connie Sheltra 6/18; B.Mc.a 6/19; Lindsay Snider, Brenda Cardinal, Linda Green 6/20; Linda Carpenter, 6/21; Lila Elkins, Billy Baker sr. 6/23.
Anniversary wishes to: Jim and Terry Poirier 6/17; Tim and Sam Murphy, Morgan and Beth Crane-Daybell 6/21.
Bill: My teacher does very good bird imitations. Bob: what kind of bird? Bill: She watches me like a hawk. What Kind of driver never gets a speeding ticket? A screwdriver.
That’s all for this column hope you are having a nice week…
Lois Lumbra is a long-time village resident, sharing thoughts, observations, news, and local happenings in her weekly column online and in the county paper.