Thompson's Lake, May 22, 2014

Monday, May 12, was my Zoey Day. Zoey is really getting around my house faster in her walker, now. She likes making noises and I refer to them as raspberries. I think she likes hearing her own sounds and can’t wait to talk.

Tuesday, May 13, I met my sister, Pat Sykala, at the Home Front Cafe in Altamont. We hadn’t gotten together in months. That was the good thing that happened.

A bad thing happened that day as well. My grandson, Brandon Clark, was going through an intersection in Albany when a woman hit him in the back corner of his Jeep SUV and tipped him over. He climbed out the passenger window, and the medics on the scene checked him out, and released him. The woman in the other SUV was also all right.

Brandon’s Jeep was totaled. The other vehicle had front-end damage but we don’t know the end result of the damage. Vehicles can be repaired, but we’re thankful for no personal injuries.

Wednesday, May 14, was a hot 80-degree day. I went upstairs and brought down the doll crib that had been Danielle’s then Kyra’s and will now go to Nichole. I cleaned the crib with Murphy’s Oil Soap and it looks beautiful. I washed all the bedding, and now it’s ready for Nichole’s room.

I had a nightstand that had been Danny’s and I cleaned that also for Nichole’s room. She has a touch lamp, and Jenn Smith bought her new bedding and the room looks fit for a princess.

In the late afternoon I went with Brandon on his dinner visit with the kids. He actually picked Samson and Nichole up at 4 p.m. After they ate and did homework, the three of them climbed Vroman’s Nose. I sat in the car because my left knee is being very painful, lately.

On Thursday, May 15, I went to BJs and bought a new vacuum cleaner. It’s an Electrolux canister style. Then I went to the middle school concert to hear my granddaughter, Kyra Swan, sing. They sang some favorite songs like That Dixieland Sound and Livin’ on a Prayer.

I came home from the concert and my vacuum cleaner was all assembled. Ray always did that for me, but now I have Brandon. I am so thankful.

Friday, May 16, the weather looked fearful and the weatherman spoke of flooding. I did my grocery shopping. Then Jenn Smith bought pizza and mozzarella sticks for Iain, Brandon, Samson, Nichole and me. 

On Saturday, May 17, Brandon, Samson and Nichole arrived at my house at 4:30 a.m., to don their hunting apparel and head for the woods. They hunted with Uncle Miles Pangburn and Tommy Ryan; Uncle Dan’s friend.

Later, I went with Brandon and Nichole to GNH Lumber in Greenville to get more wood for the new house.

Then Brandon, Jenn, Samson, Nichole, Iain, Marcia Pangburn, Kyra, and I worked at the church supper.

On Sunday, May 18, we went to church and then Brandon, Samson, and I went to Home Depot and then Lowe’s for more lumber for the new house.

After that we met Jenn, Iain, Nichole, Marcia, and Kyra at Camp Pinnacle for an open house. They had a barbecue, horseback riding, wagon riding, paint ball, archery and more. It was a great ending to a beautiful weekend and the children can’t wait to go to camp.

Memorial Day

May 26 the Memorial Day Parade will take place in Berne at 10 a.m. There will be an open house at the town of Berne Historical Society from 9 a.m. until noon, and the rooms of history will be open for visitors before and after the parade.

Knox Reformed Church. The Social Club of the Knox Reformed Church will be sponsoring their annual Giffy’s Bar-B-Q on Memorial Day, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of a chicken dinner is $10. Phone in your reservation to 872-2615.

Dessert theatre

The Thompson’s Lake Reformed Church will be sponsoring a Dessert Theatre on Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. tickets for the event are $10. For information and tickets call 810-3668.

The event will offer you a sweet treat in both dessert and entertainment. Proceeds help support the efforts of the Thompson’s Lake Reformed Church. The show, The Boardinghouse is a mystery that will have the audience laughing from beginning to end.

Joint worship service

The Thompson’s Lake and Knox Reformed churches will have a joint worship service followed by the annual church picnic on June 8. 

The day will begin at 11 a.m. with the joint worship service at the Knox town park. Following the worship service will be the potluck picnic lunch. After lunch there will be softball and other games.

Pack your favorite picnic dish to share, your bats, balls, gloves and other games and join in at the Knox town park. Cross your fingers and toes for a great day with lots of sunshine.


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