By Lois Lumbra — Here I am ready to finish up this column, today we celebrated Sonny’s 82nd birthday, our daughters Veronica and Penny came to have dinner with us, and our grandson David. Sonny has received many calls throughout the day from family and friends and that has been wonderful. One call from North Carolina… was guess who I am, as we have not heard his voice in years. Sonny finally guessed after a few clues, and when I talked with him, I would never have guessed by just listening to his voice, and his first clue was remember when I always called you Aunt Lucy. YES, of course I did then, he dated my niece for years and he has since moved on and married and has children. It was a nice surprise and nice hearing from him, he and Sonny’s sister and family are close there in N.C.
The Montgomery Eighth Grade Graduation was held at the School Gym on Monday, June 18th at 6 p.m. Welcome and Opening Words and presentation of Diplomas and Gifts by Principle Sandy Alexander. Guest Speaker Carol Clokey; Student Speaker Wonder Bilodeau; Yearbook Dedication Laura Mills and Emerald DeMatos. Laura Mills received the Bar Association Award, and Naomi Niles-Racusin received the Principles Award. During the program the School Band played; songs by Emerald DeMatos, Joe Riordan and James Plantier; and Alexis Madden. Receiving diplomas were Wonder Bilodeau, Emerald DeMatos, Gavyn Gervais, Oliver Haddick, Trillian Howell, Isaac Lumbra, Alexis Madden, MacKenzie Maibaum, Laura Mills, Naomi Niles-Racusin, Devin Plantier, Joseph Riordan, Madeline Spaulding, Connor Walker. A receiving line and refreshments held. Following the program there was a Graduation Dance from 7-9 p.m. A Special Thanks to Beaver Meadows Greenhouses for allowing us to use their flowers arrangements. (Graduation is just one day, but it reaps rewards that last a life time. Congratulations to all of you as you look forward to High School, Good Luck to you all.)
On Thursday June 21, 25 invited senior citizens came together at the Montgomery Center of the Arts, which they also hosted, a Summer Community Luncheon. Several that came viewed their first Art Show that has been displayed on the walls. A very Special Thanks to Sue and Mark Baddorf..Sue personally delivered the invites, preparing food were Sue and Mark , Wendy Howard, Sharon Perry, Joey Buttendorf, Sebastian, Melissa Haberman, and helpers, a nice young lady Chloe Hardy, she helped serve the drinks, and a young fellow Kenny Smith, he was great in offering a hand to several people to help up the stairs as they were arriving. There were several delicious salads, quiche dishes, bread, cookies, lemon cake, all homemade and then cold drinks. It was all so enjoyable and so appreciated. Thanks to All..
6/22-24… Dennis and Sue Deuso got out of town for the weekend to enjoy some time with friends at Brookside Campgrounds in Enosburg.
6/22… My niece Pamela Harris flew out of Burlington this for-noon to accompany her husband Scott in Texas to a concert that they had made plans for. She will be back on Monday. W.B.P.
Come and join the Montgomery Conservation Commission and Cold Hollow to Canada for an evening of great food with good friends to celebrate and support the work of these partner organizations and their joint mission of protecting the working forests and wildlife habitat of our region, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Black Lantern Inn and the B.L.I. will donate 20% of all food proceeds to the two organizations. Parties of 4 or more by reservation call 326-3269. Everyone Welcome!!
Happy Birthday to: Colleen Pratt, Mary Tryorne 7/3; Father Hahr, Hazen Cota 7/4; Jeannean Sylvester, John Kneen 7/5; Bryan Rodger Sara Chauvin 7/6, Ann Voos 7/7.
Anniversary wishes to: Allen and Lucille Hulbert, Andrew and Katherine Sherman 7/2; Marvin and Betty Moquin 7/6; David and Tracey Brown 7/7.
Teacher… Can anyone give me the meaning of the word “collision?” No Answer… She said, “Well when two things come together unexpectedly, that is a collision. Now can anyone give me an example?” Johnny speaks up and says “Twins.”
Even though we have had some misty showers throughout the day it has been tolerable at least, our Son Frank called from N.H. and said it was hot/muggy down their way.
This will be all for this month, and the month has flew by at least for me. God Bless with 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.