It has been great to have a few days with warmer weather. It really melted the snow and less shoveling for many. Giving the plows a rest for a few days.
William and Shannon Moffitt and daughter were excited about a trip to Disney World in Florida. Soon after arriving Shannon was taken with terrible pain. She ended up in the hospital with gall bladder and had to have surgery.
Mary Allen from Johnsburg has been a patient at Glens Falls Hospital. Shirley Virgil is still a patient.
The flu has hit the whole United States very hard. Follow what you have been told. Be sure to get your flu shot, then drink lots of water and wash your hands often. When you sneeze or cough, do it into your elbow. Be sure to tell your family these things.
It was great talking to Esther Hill via telephone near New Year’s day. She wishes all her friends in our area a great year. She was pleased to hear from Carmella Thissell for Christmas. She has great memories from the years that She and Paul came to Bakers Mills. Dick and Hilda Souza feel the same. Time does change so much.
Liane Harrison and Suzy Virgil enjoyed an adult play date on Saturday. They worked on making bead jewelry at Suzy’s.
We are sorry to hear about the death of Jim Morwood and Chuck Bankert.
This weekend the “Forever One” will be in concert in many churches. Listen on 91.7 FM for updates. They will be at the Oneida Church on Friday night. Two different churches in Warrensburg on Sunday.
On Feb. 16, there will be a Ladies Tea Luncheon at the Sodom Community Church Fellowship Room. The guest speaker will be Debbie Geer. Please RSVP by Feb. 10 so we will know how many to count on to Jane Nevins or to me.
The “Third Day” will be in concert on March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Glens Falls Civic Center. There will also be two other groups the same evening. If you would like to attend and get in for a group rate contact Kathy Allen at 251-2079. It will be $22 per ticket as a group. Decide and call before Feb. 17.
Starting fresh with haircuts in Union Beach: Heather Allen Semmens lost her whole kiddie kuts shop when Hurricane Sandy hit. Heather was out of work for 9 weeks. Now she has her shop back up and running. So many pitched in to help and get the shop opened. Cherished Kids Cuts is now open. Heather was a little worried if she would get her customers after being closed for that long, but she was all booked and so busy. Heather is so happy to be of service to the area again. Union Beach still has a long way to go for people to get homes.
Because of my broken computer, I missed wishing many a happy birthday or anniversary. Now will I start in January brand new.
Happy Birthday to: Katie Kramar, Noreen Bennett, Brendon Warrner, Thomas Blake, David Cleveland, Barbara O'Dell, Orlando Conlon, Laura Allen, Sterling Allen, Taylor Ordway, Makayla Denno, Nathan Russell, Amber Conlon, Bill Conlon, Judy Cleveland Dunkley, Rebekah Kuricose, Carli Myers, Tony Millington, Tracy Kramar, Justin Bacon, Jesse Bradway and Eve Carmody.
Happy Anniversary to: Kurt and Rachel Werger.
Hester’s History (cont.)
My father had some brothers and sisters. I am not sure if I will remember all their names. There was William Rist, a minister, Isaac Rist, Dennis Rist and Willard Rist. Dennis went into one of the New England states and changed his name to Charles Rice (I understand). Isaac was shot through the window while sleeping in his bed at Crown Point, New York by a jealous enraged man. Willard Rist died in the home of my sister Esther Rist Knipes, on the Edwards Hill near Earl and Daisy Allen’s home. Father’s sisters were Delolah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Mary and Caroline. I don’t remember if there were and any others or not.
I believe Rachel married Horace Welman or it may have been Elizabeth that married the Welcan. Either Rachel or Elizabeth married a Winslow. Mary married a Barber, then a Coash. Caroline married Harvey Hitchcock. They had boys and girls. Jennie who married a Braley. Maggie who married Markus Vanderwalker. William who married Loretta Dalaba. Amos who married Amanda Dalaba. John who married Anna Reece. Lionel who married Josephine Curtis and after she passed awat he married a woman named Anna. After she died he married a Lois. Cora married Bert Aleen. Walter Hitchcock who had spinal meningitis and was a cripple died quite young. Mary Rist Barber had a son named Will barber in Amsterdam, I believe. After she married a Coash, I believe she had one daughter Anna who married Dan Ames. Junie who married a Mosher and died when her son Harold Mosher was born. So Aunt Mary took care of Harold Mosher brought him up. Harold married a lady named Minnie. They had two or three children. I don’t know their names.
Enjoy each and every day.