2019-01-09 / Communities


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

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Our prayers and get well soon to Lynn Kinch, Bob Matthews and Maryann Mostert.

Martha Burczak was happy to have her son and family Ted and Cathy Burczak and sons John and George from Granville, Ohio home for a few days and Christmas. Her son Jim and Teresa Burczak and daughters Carly and Grace also joined them for a nice family Christmas.

Christmas Eve at the home of Linda Shepard was a busy one with 20 family members here including my grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and of course my daughter Cathy and my son Randy and Kim. We all had a good time together for the evening and our Christmas together.

Carl and Linda Davidson had a busy Christmas starting on Saturday, Dec. 22. They had a family dinner at their home with their family attending including John Davidson and sons from Cooperstown, Carla and Rich Gantner and family from Maryland, Brian and Lisa Davidson and daughter from Albany. After dinner they opened their stockings - every grandchild had one with their name on it and one great-great-grandchild also enjoyed her new stocking with her name on it. On Sunday, Dec. 23 Carl and Linda went to their daughter Carla and Rich’s in Maryland to have Christmas with their family. Christmas Eve it was off to Bloomville to have dinner with Linda’s sister and husband Marilyn and Gene Olsen. Christmas Day it was back to Maryland for Carl and Linda to have dinner with Carla and Rich’s family.

Christmas at the home of Bill and Charle Cash was a good one for their family. Their daughter and husband Kelly and Jamie Rotter and daughter from Canandaigua spent a couple days with them and Bill and Charle’s son Bill and family joined them for Christmas Day.

Junior and Jane Howard spent Christmas Day with the rest of the Howard family at the home of their son Tom Howard and family.

On Dec. 22 the Mostert family gathered at the home of Gert Mostert for their Christmas. Attending were Cindy Mostert, Jeremiah and Sara Anderson from Oneonta, Katie Anderson from Glen Rock, N.J., Terry and Deb Mostert from East Meredith, Shannon Caron and children from Fishkill, Nick and Lisa Mostert and children from Cortland, Becky and Kyle Hull and children from Clifton Park. All had a fun time day together.

On Christmas Day Wayne Shepard and his mother Linda, Cathy Roloson, Cindy Mostert, Ron Mellott joined Gert Mostert for a very nice Christmas dinner at her home.

Christmas Eve Wayne Shepard picked up Jamie Menhinick in Delhi and they then went to the home of Gary Menhinick and Kristen and their children Noah and Zoey in East Meredith for a Christmas get-together of the Menhinick family which included John and Suzanne Janitz and family. All enjoyed seeing little Zoey enjoy her first Christmas.

Laurie Hunt from Albany spent a few days with her mother Vera Hunt. On Christmas Day they entertained their sister/aunt Gennie Avery and their mother/grandmother Hilda Avery from Meridale, not only for Christmas dinner but for Hilda’s 96 birthday.

The town of Hamden Senior Citizens will start off the new year with their covered dish dinner and meeting on Jan. 23 at noon at the town hall.

Grandma’s cookie jar recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 cup shortening, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 3 eggs, 3 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt. Cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars together. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, baking soda, and salt to creamed mixture. Roll dough into 1 1/2” balls and place 3” apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake in 350 oven for 10- 15 minutes. Makes 3-4 dozen.

From a 1932 cookbook: Keep rice from boiling over: When boiling rice or macaroni, grease for three or four inches of the inside of the kettle holding the water and it will not boil over on top of the stove.

My thoughts of the week: Now with Christmas over the beautiful lighting for the season will be gone. The Sunday night before Christmas my son took me for a ride around the Delhi streets to see the decorated homes. The one we found to be the most beautiful was the home of Carl and Linda Davidson on Delside Drive. I will also miss seeing the DeLancey decorated homes. Our tour of Delhi it wouldn’t have been complete without a stop by the Delhi First Presbyterian Church on Clinton Street to see the living nativity - that’s what Christmas is all about and it was so very beautiful to watch for a few minutes. My wishes for all to have a Happy New Year. May the year 2019 be a happy healthy one for all.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: One employee complained to another, “I’m so nearsighted I nearly worked myself to death.” “What’s being nearsighted got to do with that?” the other employee asked. “I couldn’t tell whether the boss was watching me or not, so I had to work all the time.”

Sister: Well, how are you doing with that electronic drum set you got for Christmas? Brother: Great. It’s the most wonderful present I ever got. Sister: Why’s that? Brother: Dad pays me two dollars a week not to play it.

A cute saying: Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Helpful Hint: To revive your stale potato chips left over from the holidays, instead of tossing them out, zap chips in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. To revive tortilla chips, sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar for a sweet snack.

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