Nov 182013

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    814-886-4694



The Indiana Medical Center honored members of the Julie Stossel family at a Care Givers of Caring dinner at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana on November 13. The recognition naming her brother  John Orehowsky and her three children, David Stossel, Kathy Bradley and Therese Griffith as “Care Givers of the Year” was presented for their combined efforts in caring for Julia Stossel at home for two years while she was suffering from progressive Alzheimer’s prior to her death in February of this year.

Julia had been recognized by the same group in 2009 in recognition of her donating hand made handkerchiefs to Alzheimer patients. She lived an active life here in Lilly and had been a member of the Our Lady of the Allegheny Church choir for many years.



A lady with ties to Lilly has served as the president of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. She is Cindy Wickizer of Booney Lake ,Washington State who raises over 150 show rabbits and travels all over the world as a judge for the association. She has been to Thailand, Japan, Russia and European countries for rabbit shows and recently visited Lilly after attending a show at the Farm Building in Harrisburg.

Cindy is a granddaughter of the late Pearl (Sweeney) and late Frank Cassidy who both grew up in Lilly.



Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Rita Marie Hines of Cresson who recently passed away. Rita was born in 1925 and raised in Lilly and was a daughter of the late Jerry and Gracie (Gonsman) Lee.



Don’t forget to place a manger in the display at St. Luke’s Church for the Festival of the Nativity on November 30. Call 886-2222 to arrange a drop off. Also you can still sign up for horse and sleigh rides for the same evening at Gall’s Insurance Agency. The cost is only $3 a person for this special holiday experience.



Tomorrow will be 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Where were you when it happened? I was in Vietnam, sleeping, when the CQ (Charge of Quarters) Spec. 5 Villafane woke me with the information that President Kennedy died. We didn’t get the whole story until the Army Times newspaper arrived several days later.



My granddaughter, Kaylee Mento, celebrated her 9th birthday with a family party at her home in Cresson on Sunday, November 17th.  She had a house full of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. It was just like Christmas for her.

Celebrating today is Caleb Hurley, Noah Jones and Chris Mulhearn. On the 22nd Michael Quinn celebrates as will Timothy Glass, Hannah Glenn ,Allison Przybys and Trey Talko. On the 26th it will be party time for Gavin West, Joseph Gides, Deb Hartline, James Lego, Bernard Phillips and Sara Stauski. The 27th will find Rick Nadolsky, Barbara Pysher and Willard Wilkinson V celebrating. Happy Birthday to All!



On November 22 Russ and Gertrude Leap observe their wedding anniversary followed by Robert and Deborah Rabatin on the 23rd. On the 25th Ted and Phyllis Myers celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary. Also that day Donald and Frances George, Fred and Gloria Kuntz and Thomas and Patricia Muldoon join in the celebrations. Happy Anniversary to each couple!



You are an old timer if you can recall purchasing table and shelf oil cloth coverings at Browns Hardware and having Bud cut it to the size you needed.

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