Wish everyone well and contentment in life. We all have something to be thankful for so let’s enjoy it.
Was in touch with Janet Brainerd after reaching out in a previous Scoop column about the A & P stores that used to be in Tannersville and other villages. Janet said she remembers one in Margaretville near Kelly’s Hotel across from the bank and there was also one in Cairo. Janet remembers working in a dress factory in Cairo, behind the Main Street, in the mid ‘50s while she was waiting, as a newlywed, for her papers to be approved to go to Germany where her husband George Haight was stationed in the U.S. Army. Never knew about this stage of Janet’s history until a few years ago when we were reminiscing about our previous times together. Now the dress factory in Cairo. Didn’t know there was ever one in Cairo. Do remember many dress factories being in Hunter and Tannersville, my mother worked in them. We do stay in touch now even if I have to give her a nudge in The Scoop.
Do you remember the Oneida Markets? Think there might have been one in Windham? Know there was one in Grand Gorge and one in Stamford. Think they were both replaced with Victory Markets, now those too are both gone. At least Stamford has Tops for their shoppers convenience.
Speaking of friends from the past, if anyone would like to send Pat Dunham Smith a “Thinking of you” card, her address is: Patricia Smith, Mountain Residential Care Center, 42158 NY 28 321, Margaretville, NY 12455. Janet and Pat were good friends from those good ole days of the 1950s.
The American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 8 at Young’s Ace Hardware Store, Prattsville. There will be treats as well as Easter Eggs and all are invited either as children to join the hunt or as adults to watch the fun and enjoy the excitement and refreshments. There is no charge for this annual event.
Anita Creazzo can use our speedy recovery wishes. Her address is 481 Cozy Hollow Road, Prattsville, NY 12468. Best wishes for a return to good health and hope you and Al had a very happy anniversary.
Muriel Brainerd Kilmer is not doing too well and can use your prayers.
Was Tuesday’s snowstorm the last gasp of winter? We shall see. Many were glad for the enforced day at home. Now the snow is almost gone, again here in the valley but take a look at Bear Pen. Just hope it doesn’t melt all at once or with rain. The calendar says spring is here. Are you happy with the winners in March Madness? As with most, some yes, some no.
Want some answers for your questions, just hang out at Jim’s Great American. You can find out addresses and information on handymen and, oh yeah, buy your fresh meats and vegetables and fruits for the week.
Happy Birthday to Eddie Zimmerman on March 25. On March 27 we wish neighbors Eugene Constable, Peggy Rappleyea (she of the delicious carrot cakes) and Bob Hermance. On March 28 we wish Desmond Petrioni a very Happy Birthday. On March 29 it is Happy Birthday to Sarah Armlin and Nate Pruyn. Happy Birthday greetings to Mary McGlynn on March 30. On March 31 it is Happy Birthday to Haley Bensen.
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