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The Prattsville Scoop: Waiting for warmer weather, ice jams on the river

The Barrier Dam, Prattsville, Schoharie Creek with ice flow.
February 6, 2019 11:56 am Updated: February 6, 2019 12:01 pm


For Columbia-Greene Media

PRATTSVILLE — Here’s to warmer weather. The cold weather is like child birth — you forget the discomfort until the next time. Husbands, you can ask your wives about confirmation for this.

You know you are old(er) when you meet more friends at the pharmacy than at the pub. Just ask Betty Young of Ashland, Barbara Landry, Janet Brainerd and Ginny Gurley of Prattsville. At least they were in the right place for medications.

Thank you to Dottie Pickett and Jake and Mary Jane Laban of Gilboa for all the yarn they donated to be transformed by our volunteers into beautiful laprobes for hospitalized veterans at the Stratton VAMC in Albany. Thank you to Janelle Maurer for crocheting one of these beautiful laprobes. We are always asked how we are able to do so much for our veterans and now you know some of the story — we have people who care.

Good buddies Janice Cammer and Donna Truesdell Raimundo were enjoying Sunday brunch at the Diner. Janice said she is finally in good health, having been under the weather for about 30 days. Now it is sister Diane’s turn with the bug.

Carol Landers is enjoying her new home in The Mews, Prattsville senior housing. Of course, everything is new and so very comfortable for her. No more taking care of indoor upkeep or outdoor maintenance. Carol is one of those caring people who is always on the lookout for someone to help. Relax Carol, you deserve a little “me” time. It is our understanding The Mews is just about to capacity and that is really a good thing.

A few weeks ago Janet Brainerd was transported to the hospital on an emergency basis and spent a few days there. Janet is now home and feeling better.

Bob Compton is still in bachelor mode. Wife Linda, son Sal and grandson Cameron are still enjoying the warmer temperature of Florida. Linda feels better avoiding this brutally cold weather. Bob doesn’t seem to have suffered too much from their absence. He gets to enjoy the company of fellow diners so he is not too lonely.

Classmates, Gilboa CS ’57, Dottie Pickett, Pete Rossi and Ginny Gurley enjoyed breakfast together with Louise Rossi and Bob Gurley. Don’t ever believe what Pete has to say about double dating with Dottie and Ginny and classmate Don Freeman. Hope he stops pretty soon, it gets worse each time he tells the story.

Marianne Krauss, Cathy Martino and Ginny Gurley attended the Greene County American Legion Auxiliary meeting in Coxsackie on Saturday. The meeting was held at Bethany Village in West Coxsackie, senior housing. Their community rooms were very welcoming and spacious. Am sure the residents enjoy their facility. The meeting was held for the purpose of selecting delegates and alternates for the Empire Girls State program to be held in the first week of July. All four applicants were well qualified and the Greene County American Legion Auxiliary is happy to sponsor any one of them. Two delegates are guaranteed and if space is available the other two also stand good chance of going. Good luck to all.

Happy Birthday to Andy Lutz, Claudia Bracaliello’s brother, on Feb. 10. Mary Cline is wished a Happy Birthday on Feb. 12. Stephanie Baker is wished a very Happy Birthday on Feb. 14. On Feb. 15 it is special Birthday greetings to Judy Haskin.

Happy Anniversary to Connie and Donnie Lane on Feb. 8. Happy Anniversary to Johannes and Marianne Krauss on Feb. 9.