Crazy weather, for sure. After 50+ temperatures during the week, we wake up to 17 degrees Sunday morning with a bitter wind and some sun. First day of Spring is Monday, the 20th, according to my calendar, but I have my doubts. I think we’re still in for some cold, nasty weather. Hopefully not. We can hope that nice weather is on the way. We did see 15 turkeys one day, taking advantage of the nice weather and taking a walk in the cemetery. Have been seeing and hearing geese also. I know our Florida friends are anxious to get back to Lopez and Sullivan County for the summer months.
Friday morning Bob heard one of the mouse traps snap and then the wiggling and flip-flopping of the trap. He went to check out the incident to find a somewhat larger mouse in the trap. Thought we got the head of the household. It was really fighting to get, out being it was caught around the waist. He placed a pan over it to let it die, but after ten minutes it was still fighting. Bob changed strategy and put the animal in a can of water. By golly it was able to keep its head above water, so more water was added and still in the trap it went under and died. Dumping it out revealed it was not a mouse but a young weasel. This size weasel can get through an unbelievably small hole. One less weasel to get the chickens.
Recent visitors to Sullivan County were Mark Libbey and Jim Faulkner. Jim’s buddy/wife, Darlene Paige, of almost 50 years, unfortunately passed away recently. She was part of the Huray family, local Lopez residents for over 100 years. To fulfill Darlene’s wishes they brought hundreds of pieces of clothing to the Loan Closet. The items included slacks, dresses, blouses, shoes, sweaters and coats/jackets. There were also many medical supplies, with future trips to include more clothes and medical supplies including a hospital bed. The Loan Closet is located on Water street in Dushore and is open Thursday through Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM for purchases. (Thank you, Jim, for your generous donations.)
Happy Birthday to Aaron Kinsey, 21st; Irene (Kravitz) Risser, 28th; Heather McDonald and Trevor Kinsey, 30th. Hope you all have a nice day.
Civic meeting on Wednesday, April 19th, 6 p.m. at the Township Building. Summer plans will starting to be made.
Sympathy from the community to the family, relatives and many friends of Norm Vaughan who passed away on the 8th.
Put a banana peel or two in a Mason jar and cover with water. Leave for a day or two. Pour just the water on your tomato plants and you will have more blossoms and they will thrive on the potassium. Try it when you plant your tomato plants this summer.
Don’t forget the 53rd Annual Che-Hanna Gem and Mineral Show is coming up on the 25th and 26th. This is held at the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company from 9 – 5 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday. Hope to see you there. Lots to see and do for everyone. Check out all the details on chehannarocks.com.
Guess that’s it. Enjoy your week. I did hear we are to have some more 50 degree weather. Hope so. Have news, give me a call at 570-928-9238; mail me; see me; or e-mail me at email@example.com. I will get it in for you. Thanks for reading and I’ll be here next time.