Essex 5/16

Hopefully Mothers enjoyed their special day this past week. There seemed to be many opportunities to take Mom out to eat with the many special offerings at area restaurants. Just a good ride around town brings joy as we view all the spring plants and shrubs that are in full bloom.

What a sad day for Essex. Irene Maloney an Essex treasure left us all forever on May 11. She was so bright, cheerful and helpful beyond count to many of us. She wrote, for many years, a column for this paper which was always literate, personal, kindly and cheerful. What a font of Essex history we have lost. I only knew her for 50 years and each time I met her, I left feeling better. Truly someone for whom no one ever had a bad word. What will we do without her? How can we see the past in all of its happiest days? Who will cheer us up when we are sad? Go in peace beautiful person to the highest location which was always reserved for you.

Increasing our loss, Joe Ecclisine has also passed away, so leaving us with a huge hole in our life, sadder, and feeling empty. A great raconteur, he always took the High road, laughed at himself more often than we could, and told wonderful stories about his father, friends, and college days at UVM. We won't ever have to try much to remember Joe. You are with God, Joe.

Finally, Tom Gillilland's brother Bill died on the same day as Joe. While we only met a few times, we were impressed by his linguistic abilities, war service to this country and the valorous way he met the vicissitudes of life. Please, please no more news like I received this day.

ReNu, Essex's outstanding thrift Shoppe, is renewing itself with renewed goods, renewed location, and renewed energy. The shop has great bargains, classyfaligistic stuff and renewable resources. Its profits go to a consortium of local churches to help others less fortunate than your writer. Oh, donations can only be accepted by appointments since items left on the doorsteps get damaged, rained upon, and scattered. So, call Helene Gray at 963 7716 to donate.

Will someone tell me, what with county roads asunder, why the County HiWay Dept spent time and money to resurface a road in better condition than most the recent resurfacing job on the Whallons Bay Road in that quarter-mile section bordering by two houses? I think we ought to rename that stretch and call it "Kissup Hill."

Peggy Stats made a splendiferous Mother's Day cake for daughter Charie and Mother Shirley, which was consumed in a losing battle of gluttony on Mother's Day. We also celebrated by attending Mame at Willsboro School; really enjoyed it and the 13-piece band.

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