Mother Nature | Willsboro Column

Wow this will be a Christmas holiday that will go down in the history books — at least for me, anyway. I do not ever remember a year when weather has been so bad that churches were cancelled two weeks in a row just prior to Christmas. This is a time we wait for all year long and have special programs planned. Well, these plans all had to go on hold this year. Even make-up plans will not make it seem the same.

Mother Nature really threw us for a loop with ice and snow that made it unsafe to get out on the roads. Some very disappointed hostesses that had planned special holiday parties, and were all prepared for their invited guests, which mostly did not dare to come due to the bad weather. I am not sure about anyone else but when this happens, followed by two weeks of special holidays falling in the middle of the week, it is going to take me another several days to get back into my routine. Our road crews do a wonderful job even in these bad weather storms and on weekends to boot.

But Mother Nature proves to have the upper hand no matter what we humans do.

The school children got a full two weeks of holiday vacation and may not get any unexpected snow days down the road, as these storms are falling in their holiday vacation time.

The Beautification Committee did get to judge the outdoor decorations and announced the top winner was Ken and Peg Schnieder’s home, second prize was Ron Baker’s home, third place went to Gregg and Gail Mitchell, and the fourth place to Richard and Donna Lindsay. The judges were very impressed with the entries this year.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Joyce Blanchard, she passed away this past weekend. Her family has provided great home care for Joyce these last few years, she will be missed.

Happy Birthday to Gregg Mitchell Jan. 9, Lacey Ahrent Jan. 9, Catherine Bigelow Jan. 10, Betty Jane Cross Jan. 11, Lucy Belzile Jan. 13.

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