Thompsons Lake

My week is always busy and the last week started with Memorial Day. I went to the firehouse for pictures with the fire company and then to Berne to watch the parade. My son, Dan had the day off from UPS and we enjoyed a chicken dinner together along with cousin, Chris Richardson.

The highlight of my week started Friday evening when my grandson, Brandon Clark and I picked up his children, Samson and Nichole, in Schoharie. We also picked up Brandon’s sister, Kyra Swan.

We ate dinner at the Red Apple in Cobleskill and then headed to Dornett Little League field where Samson had a baseball game. We were joined at the field, by Jenn Smith and her son, Iain.

Saturday, the children were up early and Iain had invited his friend, Faith Coates, from Berne to come over for a play day.

Kyra had spent the night for a sleep over with all the children. Jenn and Brandon set up two Slip ‘n Slides behind her house and the children had a blast.

A Slip ‘n Slide is a long plastic runner hooked to a hose and water sprays out of many holes.

The little boy next door, Keenan Filkens, saw all the children having fun and he came over.

It was very entertaining to watch them enjoying the hot day.

After that, Faith left and Keenan went home; the rest of us packed up and went to Uncle Dan’s pond.

Brandon blew up some tubes with water guns attached and we had body boards and enjoyed ourselves until 7 p.m.

Danielle Ricketts joined us at her dad’s pond to cool off. She is still waiting for her baby due on June 12.

As if the children didn’t have enough water, they all went swimming in Warner’s Lake at Jenn’s grandfather, Norm Smith’s place. They were joined there by Iain’s cousins, Clay and Finn Smith, who also enjoyed pizza and wings with us at Jenn’s dad, Mike Smith’s house. We ate out on the deck and the children just couldn’t resist the cool, blue water. What a wonderful weekend we had in the good old summertime.

Special worship service

The summer season will begin with a joint worship service with the Thomson’s Lake Reformed Church and the Knox Reformed Church at the Knox town park at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 9. This special service will be led by Pastor Tim Van Heest.

Communion will be celebrated as we worship in the pavilion at the park. For the picnic, bring a dish to share, plus beverages, and table service for your family. Bring a glove for softball or any other equipment you’d like to share with others as we spend the afternoon enjoying one another and take joy in God’s creation. Everyone is welcome.

Strawberry dinner

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 15, at Unionville Reformed Church. Servings are at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. The menu will be chicken and gravy on homemade biscuits, mixed vegetables, potato salad, coleslaw, relish tray, rolls and butter, strawberries and real whipped cream on homemade biscuit and coffee, tea, and iced tea.

Donations are adults $10, children ages 5 to 12 are $5, and for children under 5 it is free.

Reservations are required; call at 768-2184. Takeouts will be available by reservation only at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.



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