2008-09-18 / Columns


By Linda Livermore 595-7283

What's up? The price of everything, and with winter soon bearing down upon us, it seems it might be harder to keep gas in the car, fuel in the furnace, and groceries on the table.

The big yellow bus rumbles past the house early in the morning, indicating that another school year is underway. Events are crowding the school calendar.

The Naubinway Elder group enjoyed a bus trip to Branson, Missouri, and the Ozarks.

The gardens are giving up the last of their bounty, as local homemakers fill the quart and pint jars with goodies to be enjoyed during the winter.

Visitors in our tiny towns over the past few weeks included Jan Clark of Escanaba, visiting her brothers, Harold and Ray Derusha and their families.

Denny Vowell, who was in the area for his class reunion, spent time with his folks, Dennis and JoAnn.

At the home of Ron and Cindy Pongracz were their daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, Dani, Chris, and Christopher of South Carolina. Ronnie Pongracz, along with Bob and Diane Grant of Brownstown Township, joined them at the dinner table.

Tabitha Gorham, daughter of Mike and Kim Kerridge, traveled north from Toledo, Ohio, to attend her class reunion.

I'm going back a bit to wish a few folks a belated birthday; those include Melissa McClure and my co-worker, Judy St. Louis, August 25, Greg Livermore and Mindy Franklin August 26, Laurie Spencer and my co-worker, Hillary Kleeman, August 27, and Steve Browning August 30. In September, to firstyear

college student Shauni Rutledge, September 1, Sam Fraleigh, Shirley Konle, and my Colorado pal, Gloria Swartz Kinsell, September 3, Sandy Livermore September 4, David Derusha September 5, Lacey Bigelow September 7, Whitney Kerridge September 9, Deb DeWyse September 10, my sonin

law, Charlie Fosdick IV, September 11, my cousin, Dale Beaudoin, and my brother, Dave Beaudoin, September 12, Kevin Gouza September 14, to a great jack of all trades, including gardening, Bud Hart, September 16, my neighbor, Deb Formolo, September 17, Roger Shoemaker September 18, Brent and Brian Gouza and Charles Cobe September 19, and Candy Aldrich, Mary Hart, and Ann Cross September 21.

Get well wishes to my neighbor, Rosie Prater, who had the misfortune of falling this past week, and to many others in the neighborhood who are dealing with health issues, big and small.

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