Thompsons Lake, Aug. 8, 2013

This has been one of those eating from the garden weeks. We have enjoyed green beans, zucchini, green peppers and tomatoes. We also have eggplant.

You just feel better when eating fresh foods grown as you watched.

I also enjoyed a lunch that was different on Wednesday. My daughter, Kathy, picked me up and we drove to the Yellow Café in Norton Hill. It is very unique. The interior is very rustic with tables and benches made of parts of trees. The menu is foods prepared on site and fresh.

We each had a cup of butternut squash soup with cubes of cheese in it. Then we shared a sandwich of roast beef and pastrami but included fresh vegetables such as peppers, onions and tomatoes served on a freshly baked onion roll. We also shared a fig brownie with tea. It was a relaxing and unusual experience.

On Wednesday, my grandson, Brandon Clark, took his children to the Schoharie County Fair in Cobleskill. They enjoyed the food and rides.

Then on Thursday, Aug. 1, I joined Iain Bullis, his mother Jenn Smith, and my grandson Brandon at the Maple Inn to celebrate Iain’s actual birthday. He is 7 and will go into the second grade.

On Saturday, my granddaughter, Danielle Ricketts and my great-granddaughter Joey came to spend the afternoon with me.

Sunday was a great event. My niece Sondra Weigand, had a gathering at her house in Voorheesville so we could visit with my niece Cassy Brackett and her 3 children, Gami, Ahna, and Coco, who are visiting from Littleton, Colorado.

Cassy is the daughter of David and Wendy Richardson of Fort Plain and my brother, Leonard Richardson’s granddaughter.

We enjoyed a great menu and were joined by my sister Pat Sykala, Veronica Weigand and her daughter Jenna Pleines, Wendy Richardson and her daughter, Kristy plus Danielle Ricketts and Zoey.

Bible school

This year’s vacation Bible School will begin on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Knox Reformed Church. The school concludes with a program for the VBS families on Friday, Aug. 16. For more information call the Rev. Tim Van Heest at 872-0432.

Music in the Park

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the last performance of this program will be held at the Berne town park on Route 443, at 6:30 p.m. The bands Chuck Wagon and Two’s Company will perform. There is no charge for the music. Hotdogs, drinks, and more will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Berne Library.

35th reunion

The Class of 1978 has finalized their plans for the weekend of Aug. 16 through 18.

If you need any information you can contact Diane at or call at 366-7357. You can also contact Carrie at or call her at 904-347-1117.

On Friday, Aug. 16, a reservation is not needed for The Hofbrau at 5 p.m. to meet and greet, and get something to eat.