News from Montgomery 7/31/16

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By Lois Lumbra — 7/21, Howard and Kathy King went to Connecticut, to finally meet and get to hold their new Great Granddaughter Carter Leigh Mulville, and enjoyed a nice visit and supper with Carter’s mother Denielle Gamelin, Grandmother Leslie Gamelin, Aunt Devon Gamelin, and Kathy’s daughter Lori Young, granddaughter Michelle Young, and Great Grand Children Morgan and Cameron Young. Then Howard and Kathy went to New Rochelle, N.Y. to daughter Lisa and son-in-law Anthony Sebastino. Their daughter Sarah Sebastino and Joe Simpson were wedding. It was a beautiful wedding with many family members. On Saturday they visited more family and friends before coming home on Sunday.

7/26, IT’S 95% DONE!!! Maggie Elkins lives beside the Fuller Bridge and wanted to tidy up around it, so she went and got some paint and called on me to help her; we scraped the guard rail and put new paint on that. Then the white boards on the bridge were very dirty and she fixed up her water hoses and she washed them down, I scraped and washed the boards with a cleanser where they were stained. We later painted all the white where we could reach. We had an offer from a volunteer to do the high parts for us and we said “YES” as we were anxious to get it completed. (A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER!) This side going up the hill is done and the other side we have someone that said he will finish the side, coming into the Village.

7/26, While I was out walking my little pooch Willee, Scott and Tosca Smith stopped by and we had a chat. They were enjoying their ride in a green Volkswagen that Scott and son Calvin had built. Tosca said that it’s a “Love Bug” we are falling in love all over again. That’s great!!! We never know what will spark that fire in us. Then on August 9 they will take their daughter Sadie to Eckerd College in St.Petersburg. Florida to start her college years. (Best of Luck Sadie)

7/28, The ladies of the Quilting Circle met at the Public Service Building for their July gathering at 12:30 and each person was to bring a bag lunch so they could eat and chat before getting into their quilting. Someone had given Therese Begnoche fabric and the ladies were going to share it.

7/28, Connie McFarland and Fredda Ploof and her sister Geraldine Seavey joined others on the “Swan of New England Tour Bus” to “The Log Cabin resort in Holyoke, Mass. for the day. It was gorgeous and great food with a country western band entertaining. There were hundred’s of people on tour this day. It’s a huge place, I went on line and looked at the resort..beautiful!!

7/28, Kathy Jewett- King, Verna Deuso-Peck, Joan Libbey-Rogenski, Nancy Lumbra, Sue Soule-Tillotson, Old Montgomery School mates got together at the Crossing Restaurant in Richford for lunch and to reminisce.

Everyone is excited that the “Covered Bridges Garden Club” annual Harvest-fest is coming back after taking a year off. It’s happening on August 27th on the Village Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts and crafts from local Artisans, plants, fresh produce, homemade goods, luncheon foods, and cold drinks. Good day to visit with friends and neighbors, or meet someone just passing through. The Historical Society will be selling “Trinkets and Treasures” along side the Historical building. So save this date, if you are interested in selling your items on the Park, vendors welcome! Call Jane Pressler for price and info at 326-3157

8/7, There will be a “Blood Drive” held at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the “Local Shelter Team and Emergency Services.” Local raffles donated by Snow Shoe and First Trax. To schedule an appointment go to or call 1-800-733-2777. Walk-ins Welcome!!

Happy Birthday to: Juliana Hacker, Morgan Cluba 8/6, Tina Baker 8/7, Reggie Lumbra 8/8, Charles Carpenter, Adeline Tryhorne, 8/9, Martha Perry, Stacy Maynard, Ricky Brooks 8/10, Charlie Pratt, Marley Pratt, Liam Walker 8/11, Allen Sheltra, Betsy Snider, Connie McFarland 7/12.

Anniversary wishes to: Billy and Roberta Baker 8/7, Patrick and Lara Ramey-Thomas 8/8, Micky and Marylin Abell 8/11, Quentin and Susan Jones 8/12.

Questions and answers from a GED test: Q. What are steroids? A. Things for keeping carpet tight on stairs.

Q. What is a fibula? A. a small lie.

We just had a fabulous week of good weather and hope everyone enjoyed it.


Lois Lumbra
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.

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