Thompsons Lake, Nov. 28, 2013

On Monday, Nov. 18, I wrote my news for The Enterprise and took it to Altamont. My daughter, Kathy, came and spent the afternoon with me.

In the evening, at 5 p.m., I went to the NEAT Dinner at the Berne Reformed Church. NEAT stands for Not Eating Alone Tonight. There were lots of people there.

The meal was delicious. On this particular day, we were served stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, corn, rolls and a beverage. The dessert was cranberry crisp with ice cream. It is a donation meal and afterwards many people played cards or Mexican dominoes.

On Tuesday, I wrote out some bills, then used my ham bone from Sunday’s meal and made pea soup.

In the evening, I went to the East Berne Fire Company Auxiliary meeting. We will be having our Christmas party at Knox this year on Dec. 11. The party rotates each year between Knox, Berne, and East Berne.

We have three new members at the auxiliary and that is a great accomplishment. It is always a joy to find volunteers.

On Wednesday, I had an appointment to have my eyes examined. That took quite a bit of time. My eyes hadn’t changed much even though it had been 5 years since I bought new glasses.

Then I went with my grandson, Brandon, on his visit to see his children, Nichole and Samson, in Cobleskill. We picked them up at their babysitter’s house and went to Schoharie, as Brandon’s friend, Jennifer Smith was going there to renew her driver’s license.

Jenn, her son, Iain, and my granddaughter, Kyra Swan joined us at Little Italy for Pizza. The evening flew by too quickly.

On Thursday, my daughter, Kathy, and I decided we’d better shop for a shower gift for cousin, Jocelyn, my great niece.

We decided to check out Kmart and they’re really sold out. We went in the Big Lot store and there are a lot of Christmas decorations.

We then needed lunch and went to Bistro 24 on Central Ave. and enjoyed the food.

Then it was on to Target and we hit the jackpot. Jocelyn was registed there and we bought real nice gifts for her shower.

On Friday, Kathy and I went grocery shopping. We got everything we needed for baking pies and making the dinner. In the evening, we drove down to Freehold to the Hamlet Restaurant and had dinner. We had read all about it in the Enterprise.

The owner, Lance Moore, is from Voorheesville. His sister, Laura Moore, was in Kathy’s class until she switched to a private school.

We discussed the movie The Seedling with Lance. His father, John Moore, starred in the movie with many other Hilltowners. I remember seeing the movie at Proctor’s with my husband, Ray, and my parents, Martha and George Longacker. I also remember that Rudy Stempel was in the movie and Father Robert Roos. I don’t remember just how long ago that was.

On Saturday, I did some housework and in the evening I went to a birthday party for a former co-worker, Kim Hall. It was held at the Shaker Road Fire Department. There were two other co-workers there from Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Albany County. They were Genny and Nancy O’Donnell.

Of course, all of Kim’s family was there and the food was delicious. 

On Sunday, the weather was 12-degrees and windy and seemed like January. I went to church and stayed in all day and read.

My grandson, Brandon Clark, spent the day with me. 

In the evening, Jenn Smith stopped by with Thai food.  She had picked up her son, Iain, and did some shopping. She bought Iain a really warm hat and winter boots. Iain was really proud of both. I hope there’s a warm up in sight before spring.

Thomspon’s Lake Church news

Following the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 1, join in for the annual Greening of the Church. Come and help decorate the sanctuary and get in the Christmas spirit.

Advent breakfast

There will be a Women’s Advent Breakfast at the Unionville Reformed Church on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. There will be a time of worship in inspiration prior to the breakfast. All women are encouraged to attend.