2018-04-10 / Communities


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

A week ago Friday, Pam, Wayne and Franklin Metlicke went to Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady to see the dinosaur puppet show. Franklin loved it and had the chance to talk with the puppeteer and touch the dinosaurs. They stayed overnight and Saturday they had a belated fifth birthday party for Franklin at Chuck E Cheese in Albany with Grandma Florence Grill and other family members and friends joining them. All had a great day and Franklin especially enjoyed it.

Last week Franklin Metlicke requested his grandmother Florence Grill to make a dinner for his mother’s (Pam) birthday. So Florence, being the good grandmother she is, made a dinner featuring porcupines. Now that’s a real old recipe I haven’t heard of in a long time. Franklin was real happy to have helped his mother have a nice birthday dinner.

On Thursday this week, George Bolles, David and Reeva Clark and Gert Mostert enjoyed a pizza lunch at Gert’s for the 88th birthday of David.

Easter at my house started off with an egg hunt for the little ones and they also received a bunny bag made by their great-grandma. Then it was breakfast for the family and friends: attending were Randy, Kim, Josh, Chandler Shepard, Micci Mason, Wayne Shepard, Cathy Roloson, Savannah, Madison and Riley Wake, Andrew, Lynn, Kyla and Brayden Schriver, Cindy Mostert and Ron Mellott. Then along came Marty and Mary Conklin with Mary wearing her Easter hat and bringing Easter hats for Cathy and Cindy to wear. With the hats on it made the ladies get real silly and you can’t believe the tales they had to tell. Anyway we all had a great time together and the breakfast was great.

In the afternoon Wayne Shepard picked up his brother in-law Jamie Menhinick and they went to Oneonta where they met the rest of the Menhinick family for their Easter dinner.

Mac and Amber Kilkeary and daughter Aisla from Atlanta, Ga., spent a few days with her parents Rich and Carla Ganter of Milford. Carl and Linda Davidson were happy to see them Linda got to hold and spoil her greatgranddaughter, Aisla.

On Thursday, April 12, the Delaware Co. Historical Assoc. will host the Preservation League of NYS Tax Credit Workshops. Two workshops: at 5 p.m. for commercial properties and 6 p.m. for individual homes. Learn about tax credits for restoring historic homes and businesses. Free admission.

On Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. rogue Irish musician Bluesman, storyteller will entertain at the Walton Theatre.

Coming up Wednesday, April 18 - a Centennial Celebration for the 100th birthday of Delhi’s Cannon Free Library. A full day of events with special activities for kids from 3 to 5 p.m.

My thoughts of the week: I hope everyone had a nice Easter. There was a large turnout at the DeLancey Church on Saturday for the kids’ Easter egg hunt. Thanks go to Vicky and Lois Klukkert and anyone else for their time to make the event go smoothly each year and to help the kids have a good time. At Delhi American Legion Bingo Wednesday night, boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were given to lucky ticket holders. Bingo at the Legion is every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. It’s a nice fun night out. There a lot of seats for players. After some rain this week our snow is now gone. The river came up high but no real flooding in the area. Did you notice the gas prices took a jump this week? In Delhi it’s now up to $2.69 and $2.73 a gal. In Hamden it’s $2.63. First class postage has gone up a penny to 50 cents.

Fun and Wacky Days: April 11, 1951, President Harry Truman fires Korean War General Douglas MacArthur for insubordination; April 11 is Barbershop Ouartet Day and National Submarine Day - the U.S. Submarine Force was officially established in 1900. April 12, 1900, by an Act of Congress, Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. territory. April 12, 1961, a Russian Cosmonaut became the first person in space. April 12 is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, National Licorice Day and Walk on Your Wild Side Day. April 13 is Blame Someone Else Day, Scrabble Day and Friday the 13th Day; April 14 is Look Up at the Sky Day, International Moment of Laughter Day. April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. April 15, income taxes are due; it’s Titanic Remembrance Day - The Titanic hit an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic Ocean and sunk in 1912. April 16 is National Librarian Day and Save the Elephant Day; April 17 is Pet Owners’ Independence Day and Blah, Blah, Blah Day.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A rookie police officer took his first ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering. The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, “Let’s get off the corner people.” A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, “Let’s get off that corner, NOW.” Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction. Proud of himself, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, “Well, how did I do?” “Pretty good,” chuckled the veteran policeman, “especially since this is a bus stop.”

Did you hear the rumor going around about butter? Never mind. I shouldn’t spread it.

A cute saying: Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so much people don’t recognize them.

Helpful Hint: Do you have a lot of spare change laying around? Here are some uses for it: Insert a penny into a grove of your tire tread with Lincoln’s head upside down. If you can see his whole head, your treads are worn and it’s time to replace your tires. To take a rough measurement, a quarter is nearly an inch in diameter and one foot is 16 pennies laid in a row. To tighten a screw, a penny, nickel or dime can be used as a substitute for a flathead screwdriver. To steady a wobbly table, glue a coin or two to the bottom of a short leg of a shaky table or chair.

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