April 19 was a busy day with at least five people celebrating a birthday on the same day.
Ms. Charlotte Wood at age 97 has decided to start subtracting those years that she's endured. She had a house full of relatives who came in last week to wish her well. Coming up from Florida was Leisa Smith, and Bobbie Johnson of Virginia. Both granddaughters, plus many local cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren all shared in her two big birthday cakes. She also received many phone calls from people living a considerable distance away and could not attend.
Barb Keene enjoyed her birthday over a period of time, some of her children came as early as April 10 and took her on a special outing to a concert at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady. She sends a Thank You out to Sally and Peter Holmes, Karen Putney and Leonora Merkle for this lovely birthday event. Others came and took her out to a nice restaurant and few days later her son brought in Kentucky Fried Chicken for everyone, and Barb is thankful for such kind treatment from relatives, friends and neighbors.
Diane Strobeck enjoyed her birthday by sharing the three cakes she received and the many cards. Thanks go to all.
Mrs. N.G. was treated to dinner out at a nice restaurant on her birthday April 19.
Charles Metzger enjoyed a birthday trip in Vermont with his wife Barb and daughter Donna Herrman and Cherie and Lawrence Gee. They enjoyed a day of browsing through the extensive variety of antique shops in that area.
Over the garden gate
If you were missed in the curious local phenomenon of pink flamingoes flocking on your lawn during the month of April and would like to contribute to the fund drive for the cemetery gravestone preservation, you can mail to P.O. Box 47, Athol 12810 or call Evie at 623-2505 or Diane 623-2128.