February 4, 2013 —
When I am out and about in the community so many people ask me, “how is your mother doing? I follow her in your column.” She is much better; thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I told you on January 14 she had a new great-granddaughter, Catherine Jane Marie, and on January 29 another great-granddaughter, Brianna Marie. Both are doing well and my mother is very happy. As for her health, she is amazing. I called her the other day and she told me she was going to Empire City with my godmother; I call them Dipsy and Doodle. She did fine and felt great. She has to stop and hold on and catch her breath, but she keeps going.
I can not believe this weather. Last Wednesday I was in Honesdale with a bunch of girls from work and the Honesdale National Bank sign said 60 degrees, and then the next night I had to drive home from the town hall in a blizzard. I do not know what you think of it, but I say Mother Nature is going through some changes. She needs to get herself on some hormone pills; this is crazy. The little groundhog saw his shadow, so there will be six more weeks of winter. I do not mind the snow; it’s the freezing cold and the ice I could do without. I like to shovel the snow. A big “thank you” to Kevin Esselman and the road crew in Cochecton. Because of them I was able to get up my hill in each storm.
St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Narrowsburg had their Katie’s Café free lunch on Saturday, February 2. I made beef stew, and Pastor Phyllis made a seven-cheese macaroni and cheese. Pastor had a sign with what was in her dish: goat cheese, Gouda, creamed corn and other cheeses. Believe it or not I am a very picky eater; you would not think that with the size of me. I talked myself into trying it and it was really good. So I can say I tried goat cheese; cross that off the bucket list.
Save the date, on Sunday, February 24 The Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance is having their 6th annual chili fundraiser, more info to follow next week.
Have a great week and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 845/252-3568 if you have any news.