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New Matamoras 3/6/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Valentine   
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:12 PM

As I look out the window at the large waves in the river and hear the sound of that cold March wind howling, I know for sure March came in like a lion. Weather like this does not give me any inspiration to do spring cleaning! In fact, I think I could get more inspiration if I took a nice nap!

Things I’ve read- Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn’t.

The Frontier Alumni are sponsoring a basketball tournament March 7, 8 and 9. There is an entry fee of $70.00 per men’s and women’s teams. Half court will be played for ages 40 plus. The proceeds will be used for the Frontier High sports programs. For more info, contact Jeff Beaver 740-374-4026, Cindy Amos 740-865-3473 ext. 1104, or Paula Creighton 740-525-8710.

New Matamoras 2/20/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Valentine   
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:29 PM

I awoke to another coating of snow this morning and when I put the bird feed out, there wasn’t a bird in sight. I thought maybe they had flown south. This snow and cold is quite depressing. Seth went by on his snowmobile, so at least one person is enjoying it. As I looked out the window, a flock of birds were flying by, and they were headed south. We have several inches of snow on the ground, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get out the driveway to get this mailed, or maybe use a carrier pigeon.

My sister Geraldine and our cousin Marie Litman have visited with me several evenings a week. It helped to pass many evenings, which for me would have been very lonely. They always brought snacks, so we munched and talked the evening away. That reminds me of the saying, “Make new friends, keep the old; one is silver, one is gold”. Two of my long-time friends from school days are Mary Boston and Bernice Jones, and even when we have a spat, our love and respect for each other will take care of that.

New Matamoras 2/6/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Valentine   
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 3:44 PM

A warm and cheery hello to each of you. I just turned the calendar page to February, so we are one page closer to Spring. I haven’t been out and about much, so I don’t know much news. The river is frozen over and there is very little boat traffic. I’ve also seen several flocks of birds flying south!

Get well wishes to Mary Carson who is recovering from an injured hand. Get well wishes to Sonny Jackson of Sardis, who has been hospitalized in Wheeling and will soon be transferred to Harmar Care Center in Devola.

Grandson Grant and friend Kelsea came to visit. Grant baked a delicious chocolate cake and also a pizza. That was quite a treat on a cold winter day.

My sister Geraldine of Sardis, Marilyn Tilton, and I have attended several girls’ basketball games at Frontier High School. It’s a good way to put in time on a cold winter evening. 

New Matamoras 1/2/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Valentine   
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:22 PM

A good chilly morning to each of you. The sun is shining brightly and kissing the snow away. I’m trying to get all my shopping finished so I will have a week to relax.

My daughter Susan Mason and my grandson Matt Mason were in Cleveland to attend the Christmas concert held at Baldwin Wallace College. My granddaughter Elizabeth is a student there majoring in music.

Enjoying a trip to Wheeling to see the lights and sights of Christmas were Cathy Harman, Marie Litman, Geraldine Petersen and myself. After dinner, we enjoyed a relaxing evening at Wilson Lodge sitting by the fireplace listening to the musical entertainment and shopping in the gift shop.

Things I’ve read - If you can’t have the best of everything, make the best of everything you have.

My daughter Susan Mason and I attended the Christmas concert held at the Baptist Church in Williamstown, WV. Matt Mason performed at the piano. The musical talent of these young people was outstanding.

New Matamoras 12/5/13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Valentine   
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 1:44 PM

Hello everyone. Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. I went to my daughter’s home in Marietta. It is so comforting to be surrounded by those we love, especially on holidays. As I write, it is really snowing, so we may have a white Thanksgiving.

A group of senior citizens (including myself) enjoyed a bus trip to Cambridge to see the decorations. The downtown area was decorated as a Victorian village with large Christmas wreaths decorating each lamp post. Wooden benches were placed at each post, with mannequins dressed in clothing of that era, sitting on them. As we strolled down the streets, it was just like being in “Merry Old London”.