Friday, December 22, 2006

Friday Battle with

27 degrees; no precipitation at the moment, however..........

The WKTV News Channel 2 Extended Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy with afternoon rain showers. High 38
Tonight: Cloudy with rain. A brief period of freezing rain possible north. Low 35
Saturday: Cloudy with rain, tapering to showers late. High 47 Low 36
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, turning cooler, with rain and snow showers. High 40 Low 25
Christmas Day: Partly sunny. High 39 Low 32
Tuesday: Cloudy with snow. Accumulations likely. High 34 Low 26
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy snow showers. High 29 Low 20
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers. High 30 still has not repaired it's problem, but I'm trying to figure out a way to post photographs (JPEGS) by taking a more circuitous route that leads from camera to iPhoto to Picassa and gives me the HTML for each picture. I don't like it! But it's better than nothing! (Or maybe it isn't!)

In the meantime .......

The Harding Family is enjoying the Christmas presence of Elaine Harding Ralls and her daughter, Catherine, who are here from Arizona. The visitors are also enjoying their vacation, but are hoping to see at least a little snow before they have to leave!

Nancy and Eladio Ayala received an early Christmas present, last Monday, when their daughter Connie gave them a brand new grandaughter - Cassidy Lucille - who weighed 7 pounds and is 19 and 1/2 inches tall!

Mr. R. F. Brown once again asks the blogger to say Thank You! for all of the cards and E-mails that he's received and to those friends who have taken time to stop by Room 108 at the Harding Nursing Home, where he is currently undergoing rehabilitational therapy. He hopes to be able to celebrate Christmas with his family on New Year's Day.

"Social Notes and Items of Interest" excerpted from the Waterville Times:

The six Lallier Girls had their Annual Get-together Luncheon up north at the White Lake Inn, a few weeks ago. Attending were: Carol Bowee, who lives in White Lake, Joan Howard and Lovina Staring of Waterville, Jeanette Hollenbeck and Ida Sheppard of Cassville and Linda Crowe of Sauquoit. What a grand reunion they must have had!

Despite lack of snow, the Holidays are upon us! Mrs. Martin writes that “The Crimson Bonnets held their Christmas Party at Barb Mario's last Thursday. It was a covered dish get-together and the food was out of this world. This is our last meeting of the year so we .all opened gifts from our Secret Pals. There were many ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as the gifts were opened. After that we drew new names for Secret Pals for 2007. Lorraine Havens says she loves her gift but the card didn't say who it was from - if you read this please let her know! Our next meeting will be the last Thursday in January with Barb Mario again organizing it.”

At a few minutes past noontime, each Sunday for the past few weeks, the Ayalas have climbed the bell tower of the Masonic Temple and played selections of Christmas carols. They were joined last week by the Aldridges and, on Christmas, PsBrown and Alex Meszler will take their turn at the levers. (We are informed that that is the proper name for the “wheelbarrow handles” and that it should be pronounced, “leaver.”)

Christmas music filled the halls of the Harding Nursing Home, this Thursday evening, when the members of the Waterville Rotary Club made their annual visit, there.

The "Sanger Avenue Singers" (and friends!) will be caroling on Friday evening: listen for them!

I had to go to Hamilton, yesterday and, on the way back, I glanced over toward Madison Lake and saw a white island:
I knew it couldn't be snow!

I couldn't really get close enough to be absolutely sure, but I believe it must have been a gaggle of Snow Geese.

On the Eastern portion of the lake a hundred or more Canada Geese were enjoying the sunshine.