Most of last week was in the 60s or 70s, with one day in the 80s. We have had rain and some sunshine but most of the week has been cloudy. The snow on the mountain has finally melted away so hopefully now we will start to warm up.
Prime Timers, the elderly group from Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene, met Wednesday, June 12, at the Sterling View Community Center. We had a wonderful time playing games, sharing our noon meal together and having good fellowship.
I got some rhubarb this week from our neighbor way up the road, and also I went with Martha Leonard to Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon to get some from Joy Doane. I made rhubarb crisp for Prime Timers and I made eight strawberry-rhubarb pies. Four of the pies I have frozen to use at Ithiel Falls Camp in July. Of the other four pies, three went to people who have helped us do some things around the house and one pie, of course, went to my husband. On Monday I plan on making an apple pie to take to another person who has helped us. That person doesn’t like rhubarb. I have about 13 stalks of rhubarb left, which I plan to use in some other dishes.
I was able to plant my vegetable garden this last week. One job done. Now I have to work on my flower gardens.
Steve and I went to Monty’s last baseball game this last week. Everyone did a great job. I was very proud of Monty, who got all the way home after hitting his ball. It wasn’t a home run but he was able to make it to all the bases. Good job!
Our town hall here in Waterville was used for a wedding on Saturday. It amazes me how often our town hall and our village green get used.
Edna Lafountain went to the sixth-grade graduation at our elementary school on Wednesday night. Her grandson, Konnor Lafountain, graduated. Then on Saturday, Edna went to the graduation at Lamoille Union High School. Her grandchildren Hannah, Dereck Jr. and Amy Lafountain’s daughter, and Heather, Dondi and Carrie Lafountain’s daughter, both graduated. There was a graduation and a birthday party for Heather on Sunday at the town hall. There will be a graduation party for Hannah sometime later.
Sunday, at the Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene, we had the Rev. Dave Restrick speak. He and his wife, Rhoda, who was also present at our church, were missionaries to Mozambique, Africa, for many years. They are now retired. They were here to help raise money for our church’s mission program throughout the world.
After church, Steve and I headed to Cajun Snack Bar for our noon meal. Mark and his family met us there and so did Rhoda and her son, Michael. It was our Father’s Day outing. The weather was beautiful for eating outside. The place was packed. Everyone had the same idea.
The Lamoille Area Cancer Network’s annual LACiNg Up For Cancer Walk will be held this Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Peoples Academy track in Morrisville. They will be celebrating 17 years of walking. This year’s theme is: “One Step at a Time.” If you have any questions about this event, you can call 888-2064.
A happy birthday goes to Michael McLure on June 22, to Michelle Miller on June 24 and to Nancy Hutchins on June 25.
A happy anniversary goes to Jason and Chrissy Wade on June 21, to Mark and Jenn Davis on June 22, Dereck and Edna Lafountain on June 24, Robert and Donna Tobin on June 25 and to Matt and Michelle Miller on June 27.
Have a great week, everyone!
— Susan Davis, 644-5111