Condolences to Shirley Warren and her family on the passing away of her husband Wesley Warren.

Bill and Charle Cash made another trip to their summer home in Clayton. On their way going through Watertown they stopped to see relatives Lewis and Joyce Coulter. They enjoyed having lunch together. Lewis and Joyce are former Hamden residents so it was a good time to visit.

The town bicentennial meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at the town hall. Come with your suggestions and be ready to help.

Hamden Schoolhouse Museum on East River Road is now open for visitors to come see the many interesting items from past years on display there. Historians Caroline and William Wright will be available to show you around from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Sunday, Sept. 24, Sunday, Oct. 8 , Saturday, Oct. 21 or by appointment; call


Delhi Farmers Market - Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Delhi Village Square.

Bingo at Delhi American Legion, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Come and bring a friend.

Sept. 9 - California Admission Day, National Pet Memorial Day, National Teddy Bear Day, International SudoKu Day; Sept. 10 - Grandparents Day, National Swap ideas Day, National Hug Your Hound Day; Sept. 11 - National Make Your Bed Day, National Day of Service and Remembrance; Sept. 12 - National Video Games Day, National Day of Encouragement; Sept. 13 - Positive Thinking Day, National Peanut Day, National Bald is Beautiful Day; Sept. 14 - National School Picture Day, Star Spangled Banner Written by Frances Scott Key in 1814; Sept. 15 - Get Ready Day, Thank You Day.

Grandma’s recipe: Coconut Oat Cookies; 1 cup butter or margarine softened, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 eggs, 2 cups flour, 2 cups old fashioned oats, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 2 cups coconut. In a mixing bowl cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt, add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on baking pans. Place a pecan half on each. Bake at 325 for 14 to 16 minutes

My Thoughts of the week: After a good summer and having a good time the school kids are now back in school for another year...Enjoy your time in school kids and learn what you can while you are there.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: An old man thought his wife was going deaf, so he came up behind her and said, “Can you hear me sweetheart?” No reply. He came closer and said it again. He put his mouth up to her ear and “Can you hear me now honey?” “For the third time, Yes!”

Senior moments: Teenagers today pay a lot of money to buy the vintage clothes that their grandparents threw out. I guess they do their shopping at the Generation Gap Outlet.

A cute saying: Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Helpful hints: If you’ve ever hauled firewood, raked pine needles or camped in conifer country you know about pine sap on skin and clothing. Scrubbing with soap and water can help but sometimes you just have to wait for sap to wear off. The answer? Rubbing alcohol. Simply soak a piece of cloth or a cotton ball with alcohol and rub the sap spot on skin or fabric to remove the stuff in a flash.

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