Many thanks to all who sent cards for this old woman's birthday and especially to Marion Clark for entertaining with cake and ice cream. Funny, you hang around long enough on this earth and you get old! But I'll choose it over the alternative. Many happy returns to Marge Lopez, Shirley Richter and whomever else shares our birthday. The Whallonsburg Grange was to meet in Reber to save heating the large hall. After this weather (!) one would think there might be many more converts to the concept of global warming! Virginia Cross and I had a good telephone visit one day. Her daughter Barb comes and goes but has a farm to tend now so doesn't come as often. Was pleased that cousin Claudia Russell and daughter called on me. Her mom Dorothy Hoke will be coming to live in the North Country with her family soon. Dick Brinckmann had to travel to Plattsburgh for another test. Hope they can find something to help him soon. He brought me a delicious pork roast dinner from the Lewis Church on election night.