By Lois Lumbra — 8/27… What happened to all that sunshine that was seen on the radar, we have had more clouds than sunshine and that coooool north breeze keeps us shivering, unless we wrap up in our warm fleece. Have you noticed the trees are turning their Fall colors already. As I look out our front doors the soft maples are turning colors. This week schools are reopening. Doesn’t seem possible the summer flew by!!! There was eleven vendors that showed up this Saturday at the Farmers Market. Lots of nice veggies coming in, its hard to say what is doing great as there have been so many things and this Saturday will be a big weekend as it’s a holiday. Remember the Farmer’s Market will go through September each Saturday, 9a-1 p.m.
8/16-19. Norman Newton and sister Nora Sanford from Virginia were here in town visiting their Mother Sally Newton and brother John and nephew David Newton and David’s Mom Penny Lumbra. Nora took her mother shopping on Thursday in New Hampshire to have a special day with her. They enjoyed going out to eat at different places while here.
8/20… The Children of Connie McFarland and their families came on Sunday to celebrate their Mother’s 86th Birthday which was a few days earlier 8/12. In attendance were son Raymond, daughter’s Jane and Joe Sanpetrino and Family from So.Burlington; Nancy and Craig Benson and Family from Underhill; Patricia Rollings and Family from Chazy, N.Y. Their son Tech-Sargent Justin Rollings was home on leave from an Air Force Base in Texas. They all went to the “Cajun” in Lowell for dinner and once back home they enjoyed ice cream and cake to finish celebrating with their Mom before returning to their homes.
8/21… This was the day that got everyone excited to watch the eclipse. Sonny watched most of it here at our home and I watched most of it on TV. There were many new babies born, one little girl got the name of Eclipse, marriages and whatever people wanted to do, as I saw on TV news. It was exciting to many.
8/21 &22… Maggie Elkins had her sister’s Susie Ewins, Grace Jones and Joanne Kane come to her home for the day, they play cards, have lunch and play cards again before they go home. On the 22nd Maggie’s daughter Kelly Maxfield and granddaughter Emma Roger and Emma’s Friend came to visit. Emma left on Friday 8/25, to continue her College Education at Washington State College. Emma will be there for a few months. Our best wishes to you Emma!!
8/26… Maggie and her Sister Susie, friends Lorraine Mercy and Perri Duso were a team in the Golf Tournament that was held Saturday in Enosburg then everyone enjoyed a wonderful dinner. It sure was a lot of fun!!!
8/22. There were seven ladies of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds that gathered at “Warner’s Snack Bar” in St. Albans for lunch and then they gathered outside on the picnic table and had a short meeting before some took off for home or went shopping. There was a new lady that came along and wants to join the group Ann Lavery from Richford. Welcome Ann!!!
Happy Birthday to: Sonny Cote, Derrick Butler 9/3; Andrew Bimm, Allison Bowen 9/4; Jamie Buttendorf 9/8.
I saw a donkey cross the highway, he looked both ways, What a smart ass.
This is the last column for this month, seems like we just turned the calendar. Our son wrote to me and I quote what he said. “Time has a way of passing us by, like water in a brook, always on the go and never looking back.”
Have a nice week and God Bless!! 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.