June 24, 2020
Hope you all had a nice Father’s Day and celebrated with your loved ones. Was a nice week for a change. I think there was one day with a storm, but can’t even remember what day. It was mostly sunny, breezy and nice. Sunday was quite hot and humid. Pool time for many.
The bear has been around again. Was seen on Wednesday on Main Street at Mark Williams, Tim Brown’s and right on Carmela’s porch by her kitchen door. Was also seen a couple of times on Church Street and on one of the porches on Maple Terrace. She has a good time tipping over the burning barrels and this time trashed a couple of grills. Never know what’s next.
Joe and Diane Fanning, along with Molly, Landenberg, spent a few days at their home here. They had Mrs. Bear and her two cubs Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Diane had left the riding mower by the pole barn and she and Joe were sitting on the porch having a cool drink and they came down from the woods. Mrs. Bear smelled the mower and the cubs were playing on the mower. She finally took the cubs and went off into the woods. They are getting to be more friendly and coming at earlier times. The guy down the road from us is working on a house. He had the garage open and was in the basement and when he came out he said a bear must have gotten one bag and taken it outside and tore it open. So, people, keep a watchful eye out for these buggers. They may be really cute, but you don’t want to mess with them.
Sorry to report there will be NO Old Home Day for 2020, due to COVID-19. Just not worth the risk of someone getting sick and there are so many stipulations still in effect. Since there is no Old Home Day, I do have t-shirts, hoodies and koozies for sale, if anyone is interested. Contact me at the info below. Trying to do some sales to have money in the “coffers” to pay the bills. There also is NO flea market this year, due to the same. Hopefully next year will be much better and things will be normal again.
The gardens and flower beds are looking really good. The lilac bushes got frozen so no flowers on them this year and I always loved the smell of them. I think most of the apple blossoms also froze.
More businesses are slowly opening up and more folks getting out to support them. However, remember to wear your mask, do social distancing and WASH YOUR HANDS when you get home. This virus is not over yet, so it’s still good to take precautions.
Happy Birthday to Jean Woodford, 24th; Andy Matychak and Garrett Burke, 27th. Hope you have a fun day.
B’s gang sends birthday wishes to Matt Karchner who celebrates on the 28th. Hope it’s great.
I guess that’s it from here. It’s bed time for me late on Sunday evening when I’m done with my news. Enjoy your week. I heard it’s to be pretty nice, with a few storms. However, we were to get showers all week and only had the one. I guess the rest missed us. We do need a little rain to keep the gardens and flower beds wet, but not a down pour like what we have had.
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The 2020 Lopez Commemorative Mug is the Sulick Hall. Much interesting history is credited to this building. Mr. Sulick had a butcher store on the lower right. Not sure what was in the lower left first, but remember John (Shoester) Huray there with his shoe shop. He could actually make a pair of shoes from scratch to finish. Many card games were played on the top of a large barrel. Upstairs was a large hall which held basket ball games and Voelke Balls were held. There was also a living quarters in back which from time to time housed area residents.