We want to send a very special birthday wish to Alba Rossi in Barre. Alba turned 100 a few days ago and had a big birthday party this past weekend! Alba and her late husband, Ted, were long-time JPA members and Alba continues her connection to Joe's Pond through her son and his wife, Bill and Diane Rossi (West Shore Road). Here are some photos Diane shared with us. Alba is certainly looking really beautiful - who'd believe she's 100?!
I'm sure Alba would love to get a card or message from any of her friends at Joe's Pond. Her address is:
Mrs. Alba Rossi, Lincoln House, Room 11, 120 Hill Street, Barre, VT 05641.
It doesn't seem that long ago Alba and Ted were active in Joe's Pond summer gatherings.
I recall when Fred and I were living year around at our camp at the corner of Barre Avenue and West Shore Road, we were having our septic system upgraded and to do that, the big, mature cedar hedge along the West Shore Road side of our lot had to be removed. Alba came along one day as work was progressing, and said she would like to have it to transplant at their camp, just up the road, but she said she had to go home and talk to Ted first. We were happy that someone on the pond wanted it; however, Ted apparently said a firm "No," and we got a call shortly afterwards from a very disappointed Alba. The hedge was saved, though - someone on Sandy Beach Road came and got it. I'm not sure now who it was, but our big old hedge lived on - for a while, at least. That was at least 30 years ago.
Happy Birthday, Alba - whatever you're doing to stay young, it's working!