May is American Legion Auxiliary poppy time

Contributed photoThe poppies are all ready.

PRATTSVILLE — Continued thanks and appreciation to all medical professionals and first responders and essential workers. Please be careful of and for our fellow Americans.

On a good note it is once again that time of year for FREE perennial transplants at 13457 Rte 23A, 518-299-3219. Do us a favor and take them away and enjoy the flowers for years to come but be prepared to do your own giveaways in the future.

From Louise Mudge for her late son Timothy. A Graveside Memorial for Timothy will be held at 1 p.m. May 1 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Prattsville. Pastor Dottie Morse will be officiating. Tim died December 9, 2021. Louise would like friends and family to attend and share memories and love.

Ray and Claudia Bracaliello have just returned from NOLA (New Orleans, LA) where they had a reunion with two other couples they had met when the three men were serving in the Air Force at Robbins AF Base, during the Vietnam War. They spent two days at the WWII Museum, saying “which should not be missed by anyone! Put it on your bucket list! I will tell you 2 days is not enough, and they are building more as we speak.” They had a super time catching up, laughing and eating fantastic food. As well as checking out what they could of the museum in a limited time. They spent one day taking a tour of the city in a van, with a wonderful guide. This was a bit limited by the fact that the streets in the French Quarter were closed because of a festival, but they certainly saw a lot and could hear some of the jazz.

There is so much more to see and do in NOLA. Claudia said they have to go back. It was great weather, relatively cool, only in the 70s at first (but this was when it was snowing at home in upstate New York) but it did get up to the 80s the last 3 days, but with minimal humidity, thankfully. There were beautiful flowers everywhere, and nice to come back to buds and greenery. Want to travel with Claudia and Ray or follow in their footsteps.

Six members of the American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 met at the Gurleys for a total of three hours of laughter, gossip — oops — relating of information, snacks in the form of cookies and work on attaching poppies to cans for distribution and raffle tickets assembly. Poppies will be available in May 2022 in our area. Proceeds will be for the benefit of veterans in need in all phases of their lives. Please help and wear a poppy with pride and gratitude. The dedicated ladies were Pat Minew, Mary Cline, Nancy Orr, Nancy Kizyma, Marianne Krauss and Ginny Gurley.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Cross-Greco on her upcoming graduation from Briggs & Stratton, making the dean’s list. The graduation will take place in Buffalo, B & S home campus.

It was a heartfelt and heartwarming show of support for the parents, Tony and Tracy, and brothers of Kevin Marsh at his memorial on Saturday. Kevin’s extended family and family were there in force and to give each other love and emotional support.

Happy Birthday to BJ Murray on April 30. On May 4 it is Happy Birthday to Sheila Sutton and Carrie Hermance. Medora Kizyma Soule is wished Happy Birthday on May 6. May is a month of celebrations for the Hermance/Kizyma/Soule families. Enjoy your days of celebration.

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