PRATTSVILLE — Happy New Year. Our wishes are that you are, and remain, healthy and safe. Our health care workers are again being asked to give 150% and, as usual, they step forward and do what it takes to keep us healthy. Some of us have been up close and personal with the medical personnel and are thankful for their dedication and care. Thank you to all medical workers, EMTs, first responders and essential workers. You are appreciated and we wish you the best.

Steve Ramundo gave a recount of his and Kathy’s children’s where abouts. Their daughter and one son and their families are living in North Carolina. Another son is in Watkins Glen. Think the grandchildren number five. David Martin takes his dog Sydney out for a walk about every day at Conine Field. He said she does not stray too far from the path and keeps him on her accustomed path. Good for them both.

Get well wishes go out to the many who have some health issues. Do take care.

Even without the best skiing conditions, Windham was packed and their businesses were booming.

Regardless of the weather or time of year, Pratt Rock Park gets lots of use. There is always some activity there. Thank you to our visitors. Come back any time. The Prattsville Plaza also gets a lot of usage. Sometimes it is hard to find a parking space. A prosperous 2022 for all the businesses there.

Wonder if Debbie Dymond was a lucky lottery ticket buyer for Saturday’s huge jackpot. She had high hopes and a smile even is she didn’t win.

Anita Creazzo is finding recovery from her shoulder replacement quite arduous. She is so thankful for husband Al’s tender loving care.

Go Bills. Go Bills. Go Bills. One was for family in Rochester rooting for Buffalo. One is for fellow columnist Dottie Pickett. And one is for yours truly.

Get well wishes and prayers go out to Joann Haskin, one of our favorite cashiers at Jim’s Great American. Joann can use all our prayers and good thoughts.

Got a shout out from Mary and Mike LeConti. They used to live in Gilboa and were communicants at Sacred Heart/St. Philip Neri RC parish. They have since moved to Schoharie. Mary often joined in the WAJPL Golden Agers trips and activities, especially when she could dance. Mary also made the most beautiful knitted afghans for the hospitalized veterans at Stratton VAMC and continues their support for our cause. We miss Mike and Mary.

Keep it local. Briar and Brambles in Windham is very accommodating when it comes to phone help and orders. Steve walked me through ordering Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay with its 30 some editions, the first being published in 1841. When he wasn’t sure of my choice of editions, he called me back to make sure he was ordering me the correct issue. Thanks Steve for your carefulness. Maybe you could direct all of us to some books on The Ritchie Boys of WWII. Amazing group of true heroes and as one of them said, “I’ve earned my right to be an American.” We all should earn that privilege and follow their example of selflessness.

Happy Birthday to Kimberly Jaeger, Micha Truesdell, and his brother Liam Truesdell on Jan. 11.

Please send your birthdays, anniversaries and other momentous dates to gurleyrv@gmail.com or call 518-299-3219.

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