Across the River
Fireworks season is time for house parties
On Sunday, July 1, Scott Cole had his Fourth of July Party at his house. Scott lives right across the street from the York Central School and he and all of his guests can view the fireworks which will take place on Sunday.
Every year, Scott invites his many relatives and friends to come and view the fireworks. Everyone usually brings a dish to pass, and all of Scott’s relatives, and his mom, Patti Cole, bring delicious food (and desserts!)
The only thing that is difficult is the traffic, afterwards. According to the paper, this year is going to be an especially great presentation of fireworks. This is great for the children, for many things are planned for them, also.
Of course, this great celebration started, many years ago, in the Village of Leicester (in the circular park), and it grew and grew through the years, and finally the York central School became the place to have this celebration in order to accommodate the large crowds.
On Wednesdays, after Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church here in Leicester, just about everyone, in the congregation, visits the little coffee shop: Gatherings, which is a very popular place for coffee and many other delicious things which they have to offer.
The owners have managed to keep the Depot in it’s natural state. It is a very pleasant place to visit with friends. Gatherings is also open Wednesday evenings when the Leicester Park has it’s musical offerings. Although I have not had an opportunity to attend the musical festivities, I look forward to doing so, as soon as I can.
A birthday party was held for Eleanor Iler on Sunday. Eleanor celebrated her 80th birthday. The party was held at the new Community Center is a new building-it is a very beautiful building in Avon.
All of Eleanor’s children and her grandchildren, along with her many friends attended her party. Some relatives came from out of state. I attended with my nieces, Patti Cole and Rose Englebert. Wonderful food and beverages were served-it was a lovely party.
I attended church, last Sunday, at St. Patrick’s in Mount Morris. This was my first time at Sunday mass, since I had my hand and wrist problem.
My doctors had been trying different remedies for my hand and wrist and decided I needed to see a “specialist.” I received an appointment with Dr.. Warren Hammer, a renowned hand specialist.
My daughter Julie drove me and we were there for hours and I was advised after x-rays and examination that my problem was “arthritis!” I was fitted with a brace, which I must wear every day and at night. It is most helpful and am hopeful that Dr. Hammer can help me.
Last Sunday, my children had a birthday party for me. It was a wonderful party and only my children and grandchildren were the guests. They had planned a huge party but due to my illness, it had to be canceled. I received many wonderful gifts and, as usual, we had delicious food and desserts.
My flowers are thriving-they need to be watered every day. I have one large pepper plant and one large tomato and they both have fruit on the vine, courtesy of my grandson, Harley.
All of my lilies are in full bloom, pinks, yellows and white ones-I managed to bring some to St. Thomas.