Athol-Thurman 12-4-2010

Live simply, like in the bygone days

Have you wondered and would you really like to know how the Christmas holidays were for your grandparents here in the North Country? Our grandfathers and grandmothers were very special people who had so much more ambition and knowledge than is seen today. So if you really want to know how folks got by two generations ago, start today by shutting down your electric power, get out pails to carry water, burn wood only for heat, turn off the television and computers, abandon those cell phones, wash the clothes by hand, unplug your refrigerator and plan on hoarding chunks of ice. And when Christmas comes most all gifts for the family will be handmade and you would probably get just one gift. After your experience, you can write a book or an article for the John Thurman Historical Society, Box 7, Athol, N.Y., 12810

Howe/Marro family welcomes child

A baby son, Jacob, was born Nov. 10 to Brian and Christine Marro of Long Island. Proud grandparents are Patti and Les Marro of Long Island. The great-grandmother is Geri Howe of Warrensburg.

Prosser family expands

Zoey Prosser has a new baby sister, named Jasmyn, born Oct. 26. The girls are the daughters of Courtney and Darryl Prosser of Athol. Proud grandparents are Gail and Maurice DeMars of Warrensburg, Linda Tennant of Stony Creek and Darryl Prosser Sr. of Bolton.

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