Aug 092012

VACATION I just got back after a week of relaxing at Ocean City, Maryland with most of the family. Needless to say it was very warm but this made it nice for sitting on the Lankford porch into the wee hours. Had enough seafood to last me until I return there during Bike Week. My son John, his wife Molly and their four daughters along with Cathy, Don, Kiana and Kiera along with Cindy and Bryan Rabish took a pontoon out in the bay for four hours. Don, Bryan and I took turns captaining the boat; however Cindy was fearful of my seamanship, afraid I was going to ground us in a sandbar. Natalie, Jim and Nathan along with Peyton Behe, Allison and a friend and Laura and Derek also enjoyed the week. Ran into lifelong friend, Jim Moyer who was walking on the boardwalk. He was down for his first trip to Ocean City with his family and Jerry Duke’s family. My cousins Larry and Danny Olsavsky were also staying nearby with their families. Sisters Eileen, Maureen, and Monica were present with some family members also. A Mini-reunion.

YARD SALE I am told the yard sale Saturday was “Fabulous” with possibly the largest turnout yet. Sounds like buyers were roaming the streets before 7:00 AM looking for bargains. One neighbor said about three hundred people visited his tables. In demand was children’s clothing. The Fire Company reportedly sold out of 200 bar-b-que chicken dinners. There were 58 signed up on the yard sale map.

CONGRADULATIONS The Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/ American Legion entry in the Altoona City League pulled it off again winning the 2012 League Championship. This is their ninth championship in 10 seasons. Laurels go to Ron Davison for his leadership of such a fine team.

UPCOMING The Lilly American Legion picnic is this Sunday, August 12th. The Sokol’s annual picnic was last week and had a very good turnout. Keep in mind then that the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Polish picnic will be on August 19th on Hilltop Street from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM. This is always a fun filled event. If you love polish food this is the place to visit for lunch or supper or BOTH.

SYMPATHY Sympathy is extended to the family of Anastasia Marcelle (Kodosky) Kushlan who recently passed away in Paxtang. She was born in Lilly, the last of 14 children of Polish immigrants. Anastasia was the Valedictorian of the 1946 Lilly High School Class. She married Joseph Kushlan of Lilly. Their son, Janes is the editor and publisher of “World War II” which is a very interesting magazine bi-monthly on WW11 history. I subscribe.

MINERS PLAQUES If you want a plaque on the miners monument before Labor Day stop at Galls today or tomorrow to get your order in.

BIRTHDAYS Sally Behe, Rhonda Blazier and Frank Kodosky celebrate their birthdays today; August 9th followed by Lindsey McCoy, Mary Theresa Sabol. Jerry Segada and Mary Ann Walters on the 10th and Dillon Hite along with Tammy Hartline on the 11th. Roberta Claar and James Smith both have birthdays on the 12th. On the 13th Barbara Kukla and Patty Plazek get to party as will Ronald George, Stephanie Regan and Eli Summerville on the 14th. Walter Mardula, Victor Moyer and Cody Offman all have birthdays on August 15th. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES August 10th will find Kathy and William Leahey, Diane and Duane Misiura and John and Shirley Patterson celebrating their wedding anniversaries. The Patterson’s are celebrating their 55th anniversary. Frank and Marian Wyland celebrate on the 11th. Also on the 11th John and Greta Hurley will celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Josephs Church in Portage. Greta had a horse and buggy ride from her home on Springhill to the church. The couple have three children: Sarah, Jacob and Caleb. John is president of the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association.

August 12th will find both Bill and Deb Kozak and Joseph and Linda Mardula observing anniversaries as will Bonita and Paul Gressick and Pete and Linda Wheeler on the 13th. Camelo and Helen Cameletti will observe their anniversary on the 14th, Best Wishes to each couple.

OLDTIMERS You’re becoming or are an old timer if you remember getting a three cent nickel at Stiney’s to play the juke box or pin ball machine.


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