September 25, 2013 —
Who says there is nothing to do? I had a busy weekend. Saturday we went to the Fall Harvest Festival at the Grover Hermann Hospital and were lucky to be there for Marie Zalesky’s 106th birthday. Yes, I said 106. Can you believe it? Marie is a beautiful person. When I asked Marie, “How did you get to be 106?” she said, “Hard work and a lot of volunteering.” Marie still lives alone and volunteers a few days a week. God love her.
The hospital would like to thank everyone who helped with this event.
Sunday was Coffee, Tea and History at the Cochecton Train Station hosted by Jerry Yavarkovsky. It was very interesting listening to Ed Grund talk about going to school in Narrowsburg back in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Ed explained how learning math helped him in life being a contractor. He gave an example about drawing up the designs for the new town hall. Bill Grund, Ed’s brother, went to a one-room schoolhouse in the ‘40s and ‘50s and then went on to Narrowsburg. Bill talked about his teacher Anna Maas, who made ice cream in class. Bill would go to the creek to get the ice and the girls in his class would crank the ice cream maker. I have to say Helena Indelicato cracked me up with her stories of being a student in the Narrowsburg School in the ‘50s. Mildred Meyer and Etta Pierce talked about their adventures in the one-room school houses in the 1940s—how the teacher would bring each grade to the front of the room for their lesson. No electricity, heat or running water, no toilets or hall passes. I would never have made it. Art Hassis gave a good talk on the history of the train station and how they are always looking for new members.
On Saturday, September 28 from 5:30 to 10 p.m., the Cochecton Republican party is having a fundraiser—a dinner buffet and dance at Tony’s on the Lake, with music by Mickey Barnett. The cost is $40 per person, or $75 per couple. Call Ed Grund for more information at 845/252-7363.
Tuesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the old town hall on County Route 116 in Lake Huntington, the Woman’s Community Club of Cochecton (WCCC) invites everyone to come to a meet-the-candidate night. County and town candidates who are running for the November 5 election will be there to give answers to the questions that concern all of us.
I was given one correction: The Presbyterian Church in Lake Huntington card party is on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. All are welcome.
Please keep Bill Cavanaugh in your prayers. He lost his dad a few weeks ago and his mother last week.
Have a great week, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 845/252-3568 if you have any news.