We are most happy to announce the arrival on Wednesday, Oct. 30 of our second granddaughter, Marin Chase Ellsworth.
She weighed in at seven pounds, nine ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. She is now home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio with her older sister Abby, a.k.a. The Widge, her parents, Christopher and Annie, and her maternal grandparents, Judy and Hal Higby, who are visiting Ohio for the birth of their second granddaughter, but third grandchild.
Upon Marin’s arrival at home, The Widge spent some time showing Marin all the toys. We are not clear as to whether this was done to show Marin what she could play with or what she should keep her hands off of. We prefer to think it was the first. And come Christmas, we suspect Marin will be introduced to the toys in Cooperstown as she will be here for her first Christmas.
We note that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Village of Cooperstown Library. The meeting is being held on the third, instead of the usual fourth, Thursday as no one ever seems to want to meet on Thanksgiving. The program for this meeting will be the group’s book selection for 2014. Once again this year, those members volunteering to lead a book discussion will choose the book for selection. Those who did not lead a discussion, and hence choose a book, in 2013 will be given preference for leading a discussion in 2014.
For more information about this meeting, please contact us at 547-8124.
We have been asked to announce that at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Woodside Hall is presenting a program, entitled “Our Winter Birds.”
Patricia Szarpa, Executive Director of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, will talk about which birds live in our area over the winter months. What do they sound like? How do they survive winter? And what are the effects of climate change on our migratory and resident birds?