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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Eye Glasses Lost

Sara Duff lost a pair of prescription eye glasses in a black case at The Summer Party Saturday night.
Please call if you found them - 802-274-0102.
Thank you.

End of Summer at JPA

This came from president of the Joe's Pond Association today:

Hi Jane,
With the last event yesterday, after a very good year of events, the Pavilion is now closed. Yesterday’s event, a musical social event, A Summer Cocktail Party, was enjoyed by many during the beautiful afternoon and early evening weather. Fantastic hors d’oeuvre, great live music and a crowd singing and dancing through the last event culminated a great year.
 Today however, was the closing of the Pavilion until next spring. The members closing this year were : Richard and Carmen Gagne, Jack and Susan LaGue, Larry Rossi, Mike Yesalonia and Camilla and I. Curtains were removed and retired to their winter home and other items put away for nine months and the American Flag, the last item, was removed, folded properly, and put away for the winter. Thanks to all the help everything was accomplished in about one hour.
Tom

It's always a little sad to close things up at the end of a great summer, but it's time - fall will be here soon, and even though we may have lots of really nice weather for a while, everyone has to get back to their  schedules and meetings - life in the city, at school, back to work, or for some it's just feeling the need to follow the sun and warm weather.  The rest of us will stay here, holding the fort.  

We've had a good year at JPA - lots of fun parties, meetings and shared events at the pond.  I will be sending Ice-Out tickets to those members who did not pick them up either at Hastings Store or one of our meetings.  I know lots of you like to have them to give as stocking stuffers at Christmas, or just as little fun gifts.  Let us know if you want more - or if you aren't a member and would like a few, let me know or go on line where you can print tickets or buy batches of five and pay on line.

Enjoy the rest of the summer - and a spectacular fall seems to be building.  We are noticing bright spots of color already here and there in the maples, so this could be one of those years when the colors just won't quit.  With unusual weather moving into the southern and mid-Atlantic states, Joe's Pond is the best place to be, I think.  Better hang out here for a while before you all head south. 
This came from Homer and Margaret Fitts this morning:  

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ASSN. GET TOGETHER.  WE WERE SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE.   THE GAGNE AND KEACH PLANNING AND THE PARTY WERE GREAT.
    IT SURE WAS NICE TO SEE SO MANY OLD FRIENDS AS WELL AS MEETING SOME NEW PEOPLE.     THE ASSN. ACTIVITIES SEEM TO BE BETTER EACH YEAR.
                                LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL,
                                        HOMER AND MARGARET
 
 
We had a phone call yesterday from our family arriving home from Africa - they were finally in their car headed for Waterford, very glad to be getting home.  Monika said they were all very tired - it was an unusually stressful trip since the airline dropped their return flights after they arrived so they had to re-book, and that meant a 24 hr. delay.  So instead of arriving in Burlington, Vermont Friday morning, they finally arrived on Saturday afternoon.  Everyone is ok, though, and I imagine sleeping in this morning.  Bill promised he'd get pictures to us soon of their trip and the wedding.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer definitely isn't over - today got pretty hot and sticky.  

We heard from the family in Africa tonight.  They were supposed to start their flight home today, but the airline had somehow managed to cancel their reservations, so they spent the whole day in the airport at Windhoek trying to get things straightened out.  The airline (South African Airways) put them up in a hotel near the airport and they have a flight out tomorrow morning for Johannesburg.  They are hoping everything goes well from there on, but no guarantees.  With luck, they will be home Saturday.  Needless to say, none of them are happy campers about the mixup - they were all very ready to come home.

Don't forget there's a yard sale at the West Danville church on Saturday morning and a cocktail party at the Joe' Pond Association pavilion in the evening.


The church sale reminds me of years ago when my kids were small and we were living in St. Johnsbury.  The South Church had rummage sales every now and then, and I used to donate clothing and toys our boys had outgrown.  My mother-in-law, Dot Dimick, used to work on the sales and would always buy things at the sale for her grandsons.  That was much appreciated, but more often than I can count, she would bring us some of the things we had just donated.  I don't think I told her at the time - I'd just donate it again at the next sale.  It got to be a family joke, and I'm pretty sure by the time the kids were older and she was no longer working on rummage sales, they kidded her about how many times our donations came back to us.  Dot lived with us for a number of years when the boys were teenagers.   She had raised two boys herself, so understood boys pretty well and appreciated their jokes, fortunately.  She was a good sport and had a big heart, which was a must to survive living with her daughter-in-law and three young boys.  We were all going in different directions and I'm sure it was hard for her to keep up with everything.