I was surprised to meet a person I hadn't seen in years, sharing memories of Gros Cap School in the late 1950s: Rodney Spencley, his wife, Deborah (nee Clement), and their three children, Andrew, Adam, and Nathan of Mountain View, California. The family was enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with relatives Dick Marshall and his son, Jason.
I had a short visit with Bev Matson of St. Ignace. She is still employed at Mackinac Straits Hospital and looks forward to her retirement next year.
Virginia Barber keeps busy doing small favors for others. Reading also occupies a lot of her time.
I ran into Mike Lehto last Friday. Mike and his wife, Barbara, are doing well and keeping busy.
Angela and David Litzner of St. Ignace traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their grandson, Elijah Litzner, who was born May 19, has been hospitalized ever since his birth, owing to serious health problems. Please keep Elijah in your prayers. His parents are Giles and Janelle Litzner.
The Women of the Moose reported they were happy to participate in the Down Memory Lane Parade Friday, June 26, and also the Fourth of July parade in St. Ignace.
St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace and Immaculate Conception Church in Moran has a new priest, Father Pawel Mecwel, who has been the parish priest of St. Joseph in Sault Ste. Marie since 1997. Fr. Mecwel arrived Wednesday, July 1, and his first mass was Thursday, July 2. Father Allen Mott has been reassigned to the St. Albert the Great parish in Houghton.