By Lois Lumbra — Does not seem possible it has been 15 years since the 9/11 attack on America. So many lives were taken that day and it still brings cold chills up my spine, so sad! Penny asked me this afternoon, “Did I remember where we were?” I sure do remember, we were cleaning house, we had the radio on and when I first heard the news of a plane flying into the tower, it was not long another one flew in to the other tower., I called out to Penny and said something weird is going on. And that is where we were. When we returned home the TV stations were all reporting this horrible tragedy.
9/4, Kathy Jewett King and hubby Howard King attended the 61st Jewett reunion held at the Richford Playgrounds with everyone bringing pot-luck to share, which was enjoyed by all. The meeting was called to order by Sheila Jewett Dragoon of Enosburg, opening with the Lord’s Prayer. Doug Jewett was the eldest man in attendance (88), his wife Irene was the eldest lady (86), the youngest boy was Isaac Sharkey (2 yrs.old) and youngest girl s were Kensley Chiaravalle and Leigh Ann Lucey(2 yrs. Old). The largest family in attendance was Doug and Irene’s, 15 were present. Furthest living away was Kris Smith from Barre, Vt. The main door prize was won by Hannah Jewett, there were numerous small prizes of maple syrup won, 50/50 raffle won by Rita Audette, there were relatives mostly from Vermont but a few from Canada, there were 50 people that came and everyone had a wonderful time.
9/6, Thirteen members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds met at the home of Connie McFarland at her invitation to have a “Wine and Cheese” luncheon. Everyone brought their favorite wine and special cheese dishes or whatever they wanted to bring. After our delicious lunch we sat around and chatted with our friends we do not see often, and then someone suggested that we play our favorite game of left-right-center. That was fun with lots of laughter.
Doug Clowes has returned home after spending three weeks in Louisiana helping out the flood victims with friends he accompanied.
Maggie Elkins and Peggy Meunier were partners in the Member-Member Golf Tournament that was held this weekend 9/10 -11 at the Enosburg Falls Country Club. Maggie has enjoyed playing this summer and having fun is the best part of it all. Bravo!!!
This Saturday night, Sept. 17, “ARTS FOR THE PARKS, DINNER AND AUCTION” will be held at the Grange Hall, doors open at 5 p.m. for viewing, dinner at 6 p.m., Auction to follow. Check with Karen at 326-4581 if you have something to donate or if there are any tickets available as this is by reservations.
To the Family and Friends of Beverly Purrier, Wishing you and your Family and Friends strength and Peace, God Bless!!!
Happy Birthday to Skylar Paradee 9/18, Romeo Lamore, Marie Baron 9/19, Caitlin Smith 9/20, Debby Malloy, Joanne Lanphear 9/21, Joy Bosley, Anara Bosley, Zachary Scheffler, Patricia Rodger, Adam Brunton, Kristen Baker, Dick Bocian 9/24.
Anniversary wishes to: Thomas and Whitney Cota Nelson.
Middle age is when you choose your cereal for fiber and not a toy. We have been blessed with a nice summer with lots of sunshine and some rain for us up near the Canadian border.
This is all for now.
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.