Thompsons Lake, Apr. 3, 2014

Monday, March 24, was a cold 9-degree above day. But, it was my Zoey day and everything was warm and cozy.

My loving granddaughter, Kassi Rae Neal, came over and had lunch with us. She carried Zoey around like an airplane and Zoey giggled loudly.

In the evening, Danny’s friend, Tom Ryan, came to visit. He brought me a picture of Dan when he was driving the big UPS box truck and delivering in Latham.

Security had cleaned out Dan’s locker and Tom asked what was in it. There were UPS clothes, a rain jacket, some magazines, and the picture. Tom asked if he could have the picture for me. It did bring a few tears but maybe that will help me accept losing him.

Tuesday, March 25, was very cold and windy. I was in a grieving mood all day. Jenn Smith took the day off to stain casings and molding for the new house. She stopped in to visit me on her break. That was a welcome interruption for me.

Wednesday, March 26, was another chilly day. A fierce wind blew all day. I went on the dinner visit to Cobleskill with Brandon. On I88 it felt like we’d be blown into a tractor-trailer.

Samson announced he expects to be on the honor roll at school. He said he had brought his math average up to 92. Sure enough a few days later, Brandon received his report-card and he made the honor roll. We can’t wait to congratulate him in person. We took the back way home from Cobleskill to avoid the high winds on I88.

Thursday, March 27, I decided to go shopping for a new pair of sneakers. I had a $20 coupon that would expire in two days. I ended up at JC Penney’s and got a couple of baby items for Zoey. Baby clothes are so much fun to shop for.

I also had to go to BJ’s to buy dog food. I saw some of the snacks there I used to buy for my children’s lunches and couldn’t resist buying some. They were Devil Dogs, Ring Dings, and Yodels. My children are all in their fifties now but the memories linger.

Friday came and I went back to JC Penney’s to redeem a $10 coupon I found in the paper. Then I did my grocery shopping at Price Chopper. I prepared a delicious dinner of salmon, baked potatoes and asparagus. I never used to eat salmon but ever since Danny’s 50th birthday when Kathy fixed some I can’t get enough of it.

Saturday, March 29, was a visiting day for me. I went to visit Danielle, Zoey, and Matt Babcock. Later, I went to the new house to visit Brandon and Jenn to see their accomplishments.

Sunday was church and then Kyra came to stay with me a while. Marcia was busy but then came back and visited a while. 

Next I went to Kassi and Jared Martins to the new house on Warner’s Lake. 

It was a wonderful and warm weekend and week with my loving family.

Lenten service

The community Lenten services continue in the Hilltowns. This Wednesday night’s service, on April 9, is at the Rock Road Chapel with Pastor Bob Hoffman preaching. The topic is honesty. Worship is at 7 p.m., with a time of refreshments and fellowship following.

Easter breakfast

The East Berne Volunteer Fire Company will hold their annual Easter breakfast on Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The menu is pancakes, eggs, real maple syrup, breakfast sausage, orange juice, coffee, and milk. There will be an Easter egg hunt and face painting.

Spring Expo

There will be a Spring Expo for seniors on Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at St. Sophia’s Church at 440 Whitehall Rd., Albany. For transportation call Charlotte Fuss at 861-8960.