By Lois Lumbra — It has turned out to be a wonderful afternoon the air seems less humid. I have had a short nap and now will finish up this column. I have most of it done and saved it. This week while I was outside cleaning the weeds out of the cracks of our sidewalk I had several people stop by and say Hi. Our neighbors down the street Titus and Michelle Pressler have company and it happens to be Michelle’s parents from Indiana. I was quite sure it was Michelle’s parents as I recognized Ingrid walking with her grandmother Laurel Schaap, she and her husband Wayne have retired and have come to visit with family. They like the area very much and Ingrid being their only granddaughter, just maybe they might come this way later. Ingrid was just so adorable walking up the street with her little sun hat and beautiful little dress on.
7/10 The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Carmen Scott on Route 242. She had invited the club to come for noontime lunch. She had prepared meatball sliders, salads, hot and cold drinks and a delicious Strawberry ice cream cake, then there is plenty of snacks for the afternoon. Sue Cherrier had the high score (3050); Second highest was Roberta Morin (3000) she was sub for Lorraine Gillis; Low Score was Linda Van Gieson (370) WHAT?; Most horses (3) went to Jeannette Sylvester. The August meeting will be at the home of Linda Van Gieson on West Hill Road.
7/13… Fifteen members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds gathered at Papa’s Place in Eden on Route 100. The waitress’s fixed up the tables so we could all be seated together around them. We were all so very pleased with our meals. We had a short meeting and will be going to St.Isidore’s on July 25 for a pot-luck and play games. When we finished our meeting we got up to pay our bill and only to find out that someone had paid for all of us. YES, that is the second time for me. Our new members could hardly believe it. If that kind hearted, generous person reads this, KNOW that we were so surprised and SINCERELY THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!!!
The Quiting Circle Nimble Thimble will meet at the home of Sue Peter’s on July 26. Jeannette Sylvester is taking a few days of family vacation, and of course we will miss her. The plan for the meeting is to work on the waterproof pouches that Susan Smolinski demoed for us a few meetings back. SueP has 2 yards of Matte Vinyl Fuse and will purchase more, so bring any fabric that seems to be interesting to you. SueP also has multiple 8 inch zippers of various colors. Hopefully Susan S. will be in a position to attend the meeting to help with directions. Edith Dunlap has sent various videos from the internet and if Cheryl Heneveld makes the meeting, she can download them in the sewing area. Everyone is to bring something to eat, SueP will have beverages and dessert. To date they have 16 sunshine quilts completed, the goal is 25. Sharon Perry and Carolyn Babcock are invited so we can all catch up on what they are doing. Shirley Duso is doing better and if you feel up to it give us a call during our meeting. Call SueP if you have questions, she has two machines and a serger and 2 ironing boards. (Thank-You SueP)
To whom this may concern, the RED BARN STUDIO is open for the season, If Gila Domina has her flag out she will gladly help you out, at 32 Fuller Bridge Road, Montgomery Village.
Happy Birthday to: Gary Lumbra, Dr. Ester Pratt, Susan Baddorf 7/22; Kelly Lagasse 7/25; Matt Snider 7/26; Tosca Smith, Lynn Caforia 7/28.
Anniversary wishes to: Robbie and Nicky Gendron, Gary and Darlene Marrier 7/23.
A neighbor was baby-sitting a young boy at her home, she had prepared some cooked beef and she noticed that he was having a problem cutting it, She asked do you want me to help you cut it up, He said No, we have tough meat at our house too.
Hope you have enjoyed the week so far, take time for yourself when it gets hot, humid and hazy. Until next week… God Bless you all… 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.