March 2, 2016
Another nice weekend. Saturday and Sunday were both in the 50+ degree range. Is winter finally over?? I hope so. On Wednesday, of course we had to have another storm. It was worse than the week before. I never heard such thunder and the pounding rain, along with the high winds and lightning. There was a tornado that went through part of Wyalusing and I thought sure it came through here. We’ve been pretty lucky so far this year. Maybe that groundhog is right this time and we’ll get an early Spring. Never know what Mother Nature has in store for us, but we can hope. One weatherman on TV said “winter is not over yet”, but I hope he’s wrong.
Bob McGuire, Jr. and son, Tyler, Hunlock Creek, visited Bob and JoAnn McGuire, Brian McGuire and Nina Weslowski on Friday evening. Had a nice birthday celebration for Jr. with Chef “B” doing the grilling, providing snacks and even ice cream. Another year down the tubes and hope he has many more good years ahead.
Sympathy from the community to the relatives and friends of Rose Decker who passed away on the 23rd. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, the 29th, at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with Rev. Richard Rojas officiating. Burial was in SS Peter and Paul Byzantine Cemetery, Lopez.
Gee, we have to remember that Daylight Savings Time is fast approaching. I just mention it now, but will mention it when it’s close and time to move our clocks ahead one hour.
St. Vladimir’s Church has pierogies for sale. To order, call 570-928-1099.
On Sunday, Bob and JoAnn McGuire were invited by Rebecca Nauta, Bear Den Leader of Cub Scout Pack 30, in Columbia Crossroads, to come and have Bob do a mineral presentation to the 29 Scouts and their relatives. There were Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos in attendance. This was a Pack meeting and the kids are given advancement awards they’ve earned. They also do some special programs. This was different types of skits and games. They also had pizza and a birthday cake since February is the birthday of the Scout program. The meeting was held at Bradley Hall in Columbia Cross Roads. Was a fun, interesting and educational time for everyone.
HINT: “If you have stuck on food on your pans or casserole dishes, use some baking soda and white vinegar; let the dirty pans soak for a while and then wash; comes right off. You will see the soda fizz in the vinegar. Can also be used to clean your stove top.” (I met a new friend over the weekend and Gary tells me he has done this and it does work. Thanks, Gary.)
Birthday wishes to send out to Keene Vinetelli, March 5th; Bethany Dendler, 6th; Janelle Day, 9th; Ruby Malkemes and Tally (McGee) Tierney, both on the 10th; Monte Gulich and Julien Bonner, both on the 11th. Hope you all have a super day celebrating.
From Mr. Neubauer’s little brown book: February 28, 1974 – Sunny, Mild and 26 degrees. We had a much warmer day, with lots of sunshine, breeze and 53 degrees in the early afternoon.
The Kiwanas Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 7th. They have a few seats left, so if you’re interesting in going and want more information, please call 570-924-4224 or 570-567-4455. If you’ve never been, I’ve heard it is really a wonderful thing to attend and so much to see.
Guess that’s the news for now. Enjoy your week; I hear it’s to be super. Get out, go for a walk, go visit someone, or just sit on the porch and take in the fresh air. Have news call me at 570-928-9238; mail me; see me; or e-mail me at email@example.com. I’ll get it in for you. I’ll be here next time and thanks for reading. Keep the hints coming and they’ll be used some time or other. I know people look forward to them.