By Lois Lumbra — Here we are ending another month of 2018, the months are flying bye-bye aren’t they? That was quite a storm last night 7/27 around 11 p.m. the storm poured down the rain with thunder and lightning. Thankfully it was short lived. 7/29… What a gorgeous cool sunny day, just perfect. Our grandson Devon and Kerri Lumbra and their two son’s Teddy and Julian were visitors here of grandparents Sonny and Lois Lumbra this week coming from Colorado Springs, Co. They had a splendid time with her parents Todd and Lori Pennell and Aunt Penny Lumbra and Cousin David Newton. From here they went to call on his Dad Frank and Karen Lumbra in Chester, New Hampshire, and Kerri’s grandparents and friends in Massachusetts.
7/25… Eighteen members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds gathered at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall for a Birthday Pot-luck luncheon and a few of us stayed and played one of our favorite games after. We all enjoyed the delicious food , sang Happy Birthday (to me) and chatted and came home around 2:30.
Surprise-surprise Michelle Legault stopped in to say HI and chatted a few minutes through our screen door. She preferred not to come in and give us a hug as she has been battling a cold. There has been a few people around town with that summer cold or sinus problems.
Michael Domina arrived in town on 7/25 at his Mom’s Gila Domina. Mike had a Watercolor Workshop during the three days before returning home in Ma.
Granddaughter Emma Roger came and visited her grandmother Maggie Elkins 7/27 and had a very enjoyable afternoon chat. Emma will be entering her last year of college where she has attended at Sterling in Craftsbury, Vt.
NOTICE… Sue Tillotson and Nancy Lumbra have been trying to get the word out in regards to having classmates that attended the old Village and Center Schools before they were destroyed by fire or taken down. Please come and share memories, pictures and POT-LUCK on Sunday, August 5 at noontime at the Old Grange Hall.
We are pleased to report that our first Saturday blood drive was very successful. We had 25 units collected and we want to Thank everyone for coming and giving the GIFT OF LIFE. Our next Blood Drive will be on Saturday, August 11 starting at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242; hosted by St. Isidore’s Parish and sponsored by the Montgomery Emergency Services. Local Raffles donated by First Trax and Snowshoe Lodge. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in are WELCOME.
The Montgomery Historical Society is accepting donation items for its August 25th “TRINKETS AND TREASURERS” LAWN SALE. Nice items welcome, must be clean saleable items. NO clothes, books or electronics. Drop off items between noon and 1 p.m. any Saturday Aug. 4, 11, 18,25. OR email us at email@example.com to come and pick up or make other arrangements. We are 501.C.3 non-profit and can provide a receipt for you.
Happy Birthday to:Megan Martinson 8/5, Morgan Cluba, Juliana Hacker, Eric Brooks II, Linda Elkins 8/6, Tina Baker 8/7, Reggie Lumbra 8/8, Charles Carpenter, Adeline Tryhorne, Sharon Youland 8/9; Martha Perry, Stacy Maynard, Ricky Brooks 8/10; Charlie Pratt, Marley Pratt, Liam Walker 8/11.
Anniversary wishes to: Billy and Roberta Baker 8/7; Patrick and Lara Ramey-Thomas 8/8; Micky and Marylin Abell 8/11.
1. Old is when you don’t care where your spouse goes, AS long as you don’t have to go along.
2. Old is when an all-nighter means not getting up to use the bathroom.
Welcome August… This is all for this week just a little reminder if you have news and want to share… REMEMBER ME!! M.L.T.A.
My Niece is backup from Texas and is helping out her parents Bud and Roberta Martin… God Bless! Bud is feeling better.
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.