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December 10, 2017
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Lake Huntington News

By Eileen Hennessy

I love it when I am out and about and someone stops me and says, “Are you Eileen Hennessy? I love your column.” I had a lot of feedback on the whale-watching trip; you are going to like this one. I was down on Long Island for a family party. My cousin lives out by the cemetary in which my parents and Tommy are buried. My youngest brother, Christopher/Ariel Sinclair is a famous drag queen. He, my brother Teddy, Teddy’s girlfriend Debbie and I walked to my parents’ grave.

The grass was a little on the high side, so it was hard to walk. I stepped on something that felt like a bite on my ankle, and screamed. As I jumped, it wrapped itself around my ankle and got tight. I was screaming, “Get it off! get it off!” Debbie was yelling, “Is it a snake?” I hopped over to a headstone and sat on it, kicking my leg to try to get whatever it was off. Teddy and Chris came running, and Teddy was cracking up. He held my leg up in the air—I almost fell off the headstone. It turned out to be nothing but a stupid piece of thick brown wire, the kind you can use to anchor a flower arrangement in the ground.
You have to picture it to see how funny it was. Wonder what the person I sat on was thinking?

The Women’s Community Club of Cochecton will have a flea market on Saturday, August 13 at the new Cochecton town hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Dottie at 845/932-8487.
The Cochecton Democratic Club is hosting a Back to School Penny Social at the Nutshell Art Center, Lake Huntington, Saturday, August 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. and calling is at 7 p.m. Hot dogs, chili and beverages will be for sale. Dessert and coffee are free after the last drawing. There will be seasonal items, a 50/50, a special table raffle, gift cards, gift baskets and more For more information call Peggy at 845/932-8104.

The Cochecton Center Community Center, Inc. (a church building, built in 1892) is in need of paint. One way the community could help, is to contribute toward a five-gallon can of paint, in the amount of $100, in memory of a loved one(s). For more information call Sharon at 845/252-7463.

Tom Bonanza is home and doing much better. He would like to thank everyone who sent cards, phone calls and prayers. A special thank-you to Alina at Middletown Med, VFW Post in Fosterdale, VFW Guardian Angels, Ladies Auxilliary, Barbara Drollinger of St. Francis Outreach. With your help, his wife Stella was able to be by his side seven days a week.

Please keep the family of Tony Desanto in your prayers; he passed away last week.

Have a great week and you can email me or call 845/252-3568 if you have news.