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2018-07-18 / Communities

Delancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches during July will be held in DeLancey church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Connie Stone.

Our prayers and hope your feeling better soon to Liz Bowie, Jane Burgin, Chandler Shepard and Donna Gorsch.

Every year on July Fourth, no matter what day of the week it is, the descendants of Scotsman John B. Tweedie have gathered for a family reunion. This year was the 77th year the family got together. Even though the attendance gets smaller due to the young folks disinterest, there were 24 present for a nice visit with those we only see once a year. Attending from DeLancey were Linda and Wayne Shepard and Cathy Roloson; from Delhi Gert and Cindy Mostert, and others from Margaretville, Grand Gorge, Albany, Cortland and Seneca Falls. Next year’s president is Nick Mostert and Vice President Marilyn Liseno; Secretary Mary Tweedie.

Hey folks, you’ve gotten another year older during July: Wayne Shepard, Mark Wilbur, Loretta Weaver, Joy Hamilton, Bill Troost, Ben VanDusen, Connie Hickling, Katrina MacDonald, Dale Roloson, Spring Piroha, Donna Anderson, Kristi Fitch, Alice Fraser, Steve Lukac, Sarah Scobie, Bobby Bishop, Corky Oliver, Gert Mostert, Malaya Schriver, Joe Caso, Lynn Kinch, Pam Mason, Lucas Kaufman, Janet Maxwell.

Having another anniversary during July are Zeke and Alice Fraser, Bill and Corky Oliver, Herman and Barb Menke, Jay and Elsie Wright, Duke and MaryAnn Piroha, David and Stephaine Marshfield, Jack and Jeannie Newkerk, Bryan and Kristi Fitch, Ted and Cathy Burczak, Randy and Kim Shepard, Bobby and Ruthanne Bishop, Charlie and Marion Calhoun, Wayne and Deb Oliver and Chad and Jackie Oliver.

Town of Hamden Senior Citizens will have their monthly covered dish lunch and meeting on Wednesday, July 25 at noon at the Hamden Town Hall. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service - drinks will be furnished.

Wanting to get away from home for a little vacation, Bill and Carle Cash went off to Clayton where they spent two weeks at their favorite place, Cash’s Resort. They are now back at having their morning coffee at Delhi McDonald’s.

Friday, July 20 Centennial Celebration, 1930s Cannon Free Library, Delhi. Did you know The Empire State Building - then the tallest skyscraper - was completed in 1931? STEM building activity; 3-4 p.m. Come and learn more.

July 28: Enchanted Evening at the Gideon Frisbee House. An evening of spirited socializing beneath the stars. Featuring an extensive dish-to-pass buffet from 6-7:30 p.m. and a dessert buffet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Live music. Current members free; RSVP requested by July 26. Delaware Co. Historical Society, Delhi.

Friday’s during the month of July will be Delhi’s Fair On The Square from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Main Street’s Courthouse Square. Entertainment, food, games, vendors and more. Its a great place to meet your friends and spend the evening with your family. July 20, The Country Express will be there to play their music and a fun feature - a rock climbing wall will be there. July 27, the Binghamton Irish Folk Group The Stoutmen will perform.

Delaware Co. Public Health will have a free rabies clinic on Wednesday, July 18, at Delhi Fire Hall, 6 to 8 p.m. For a three year vaccination you must bring a previous up-to-date slip with you. It’s a state law that dogs be vaccinated against rabies.

My thoughts of the week: The weather has cooled down enough to be enjoyable. Even though it wasn’t a happy occasion it was nice to see all the Newkerk relatives at Jim’s funeral. One thing said about Jim was that he loved his hamlet of DeLancey. I can understand how he felt, even though I haven’t lived here as long as Jim did, our family moved here in November 1960. Back then there were two little stores with gas pumps, a post office, a funeral home and a church. Before then there was even more here. It was a little community where you knew everybody and your neighbors were all friendly. That has changed through the years, too. When our kids were young it meant a lot of trips to Delhi but we never minded it and even yet today I am glad we moved to this little hamlet. They have all been wonderful years to me and my family. Having known Jim’s wife Lois from high school we became friends here and enjoyed going to the auctions at Aitkens’ and did other things together, like taking our kids tubing down the river. Also our church members were also great and we did a lot together. I don’t know who was setting them off Saturday night, but hearing a banging noise I went and looked and the watched a beautiful display of fireworks coming from some place up on Back River Road toward Delhi. Thanks to whomever, they were beautiful. I had a nice visit with Joan Board who lives up on Delhi’s Spring Valley Road. She tells me her and Bill are doing well. Since I grew on The Tweedie homestead on Spring Valley Road, I told her I always try to take a ride down the road once a year just to look at my old memory places. She told me the old Tweedie farm is now a Bed and Breakfast place. I can only think about how much the home has probably changed since I lived there. Anyway it was real nice talking with Joan.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A father, coming home from a day of golf, was greeted by his young son. “Daddy, Daddy! Did you win?” the boy asked. “Well,” the father replied, “in golf it doesn’t matter much who wins, But I got to hit that ball more times than anybody else out there!”

Sister: Haven’t you finished that alphabet soup yet? Brother: Not yet. I’m only up to the K’s.

A cute saying: Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.

Helpful Hint: If you get a chance to walk on the beaches by the ocean this summer and enjoy picking up seashells, here are some ways to use them. Did you know, as with snowflakes, no two seashells are exactly the same? To keep your houseplants happy, place shells on top of the soil in flowerpots to help retain the moisture from watering. Shells with deep crevices can be filled with dirt to hold easy-growing plants. Use a large shell as a catchall for your rings, necklaces and other jewelry. Brighten your bathroom by gluing a shell onto the front of a plain nightlight to create a softer glow. Make your own wind chimes. Hang strings of varying lengths from an embroidery hoop. Drill small holes in the tops of shells and thread the strings through them. Now head for the beach and see what you can do.

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