2018-01-09 / Communities


Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches during January will be held in Hamden Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patty Wolff.

I welcome news from folks. Give me a call: 607-746-6860 or email me:

Our prayers and “hope you’re feeling better” to Arlene Marks, Katie Kauffman, Joyce and Wilbur Mallory.

Florence Grill enjoyed an overnight visit from her son and granddaughter, Chris Grill and Hannah, from East Greenbush. Wayne, Pam and Franklin Metlicke came to enjoy a spaghetti dinner with them. While here Chris and Hannah visited long-time friend Alma Georgia.

Last Wednesday, Gert Mostert enjoyed a Christmas gathering of her family: Cindy Mostert, Jeremiah Anderson and Sara, Terry and Deb Mostert from East Meredith, Shannon and Brent Caron and children from Fishkill, Nick and Lisa Mostert and family from Mc- Graw, Becky and Kyle Hull and family from Clifton Park.

A couple weeks ago I saw Larry and Helen Kelly in the grocery store. I hadn’t seen them in a long time so it was nice to chat with them and good to know the former DeLancey residents are doing well. Helen was shopping for ingredients to make a pecan pie for their family. Everybody loves pecan pie so I hope it was a good one.

February 10 is the C.L.A.S.I. Casino Night Fundraiser at the Delhi American Legion. Casino Night attendees are given casino chips in exchange for their donation, they will then play for the chance to win raffle tickets which they can use for the chance to win prizes at the jackpot table. Casino Night is a fun-filled evening of games and good times while raising money for local residents in need: 5 to 10 p.m.

Town of Hamden Senior Citizens will start off the new year with their covered dish dinner and meeting at noon at the Delhi Rehabilitation Center (the old Countryside) on Rt. 10 on Jan. 24. Bring a dish to pass and your table service, drink will be furnished. Come enjoy an afternoon visiting with your friends.

Coming up on Jan. 20 at the Delaware Co. Historical Society, listen to readings of historic diaries, letters and narratives from DCHA’s collections while enjoying a buffet of desserts. Reservations required by Jan. 17; call 607-746-3849.

My thoughts of the week: As I write this it’s the last day of the year 2017 and tonight we will be celebrating New Year’s Eve. Many will be having parties to see the year 2018 arrive. Even though I don’t celebrate anymore in the many years past we always saw the new year in with playing cards with our friends the Burczaks, the Bolles, the Mosterts, the Forrests, the Davidsons, the Brydens, among them. I have so much to be thankful for - with this bitter cold spell I’m thankful for a nice warm house, my family, friends and good neighbors and the area we live in. My blessing to all for a good year, happiness and good health. Enjoy your families and friends. God Bless all. Even though I’ve enjoyed looking at it, I will now take my Christmas tree down and pack it away for another year and put up my winter pastime - a jigsaw puzzle.

Fun and Wacky Days in January: Jan. 11 is Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day; American League baseball adopted the “Designated Hitter” rule in Jan. 1973; Jan. 12, 1966, Batman debuted on TV; National Pharmacist Day, Jan. 13; Make Your Dream Come True Day Jan. 14; The United States of America ratifies a treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War in 1784; The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins in Superbowl VII and became the first undefeated team in NFL history in Jan. 1973; The Simpsons debuted on TV in Jan. 1990; Jan. 15 is National Hat Day; The pentagon opened in Jan. 1943; Happy Days premiered on TV in Jan. 1974; Jan. 17. 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws; Jan. 18 is Winnie the Pooh Day.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: Looking confused, a boy asked his father, “Daddy, are you still growing?” “I don’t believe so,” the father replied. “Why?” “Because the top of your head is poking up through your hair.”

What do you call Santa when he stops moving? Santa Pause.

A cute saying: There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

Helpful hint: Spray non-stick cooking spray in votive candle holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

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