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ROUND TWO: Lewisburg

Are we ready for Round Two of winter? We are getting back into routine and here comes the snow! We wait every morning for the phone to ring and tell us that a two hour delay is in effect. It’s just not the students who watch for that information. I have been tuned in and listening to the many teacher comments regarding the weather. It is amazing to know that teachers watch the weather especially during the winter months. When I retire, we have decided that we are going to sit and watch the snow bulletins come in, smile and go back to bed. Retirement isn’t all bad, is it?

Pay it forward

Thank you Lewisburg and the surrounding areas for the support given to Trinity Lutheran in making the auction for Corey and Ann Mangan a success! When folks pull together for a cause, nothing is impossible. Our Village should be so proud to know and show our support is genuine. Thank you, Lewisburg!


Wednesday, Jan. 22: NEIGHBOR NIGHT Trinity Lutheran Church Supper begins at 5 p.m and ends around 6:30 p.m. Come and have a delicious home cooked meal that has been especially prepared for you.

Saturday, Jan. 25: Adult Night Out Lewisburg United Methodist Church 6-9 p.m. $5 per child and $20 max per family. Kids will be served pizza and watch a movie. How long has it been since you have had a baby sitter for $5 a night?

Sunday, Jan. 26: Attend the church of your choice

News from around the ‘burg

Since this winter has been so unpredictable, our travels have been practically non-existent. I feel kind of like that Monarch butterfly, caught up in a warm cocoon, just waiting for spring so I can bust out and hit the road again. A day out now is usually nothing more than a trip to the grocery. With the rising prices, that can be a pretty expensive venture, too. Humans are never satisfied with the weather. Right now, while it is cold and snowy, we long for warm sunshine, grass and flowers. Ask us again in mid-July how we enjoy the 90 degree days and humid nights, and we’ll be longing for a time to curl up inside with a fuzzy blanket and a good book. Are we ever satisfied?

We want to wish our good friend Whitt Waltman a sad farewell as he relocates to Florida. Whitt has been a fixture around Lewisburg all his life, even though he and his family “defected” to Dayton a few years ago. Whitt has been an integral part of Lewisburg UMC, having been in charge of the church website and the media team. We wish him lots of luck and expect to hear from him regularly as he enjoys the beach while we’re shoveling snow. It will be tough, but I’m sure he will make the best of it. We’ll miss you, big guy.

Another familiar face is missing in the ‘burg. Longtime resident Don Cummins passed away last week. He was always a familiar sight at the cruise-ins, Derby Days and helping wife Phyllis in her shop. He will be missed by many. Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family.

Unbelievable events

On a lighter note, Janet learned a very valuable lesson last week. It seems that one of her pill bottles had spilled out in the medicine bag and instead of picking them up and putting them back in the bottle, she left them there, saying she knew what they were so…… In the meantime, another cap came off of a pill bottle that had been purchased at a local store. They were red tablets and she assumed they were headache pills she had recently bought. The second day that she was taking the “headache” pills; I discovered the uncapped bottle and began to put them back in. When she asked me why I was doing that, I said I didn’t want anyone to take them by accident because they were laxatives. Need I say more? She found out why she didn’t get rid of her headache, but lost more than she had counted on! Moral of the story….always read the label!

Our Border Collie, Sadie, has trained herself that she needs to go out at the same time every day and that I am the only one who can attend to her needs. Problem? The time she has picked is around 3 a.m. every morning. I can’t tell you how many nights I went without sleeping through the night, but I just couldn’t say “no” because she would go out, do her business, and come right back in. Well, two nights ago, Michelle took pity on me and took Sadie with her to her room so I could enjoy a full night’s sleep. What happened? I woke up exactly at 3 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep because I was worried about Sadie. I guess some habits are hard to break, even the ones you would like to.

In closing

What a week! The news often is very sad and hard to digest. However, isn’t it good to know that we along with others can laugh and share our “pain”? Look for the sunshine. If you find it, please send us an email and give us directions.

Remember: There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place. Pay it forward and smile at someone. Who knows what they might be going through today! Until next week. .. See you AROUND THE ‘BURG!

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