My sister in law — the other Nancy Gardella — made it out of Florida in bumper to bumper traffic a week ago. Her son Jonathan’s college was cancelled for the next five days. Nancy lives in Fort Myers. Her husband works in Naples. Both areas were severely damaged. No electricity or water.

Our own Ria Cimeno’s daughter Alicia is on Pine island with her children. They are on forced evacuation now. Alicia will be headed up north for several months. I’ll keep you posted on what she might need.

Our library invites kids to visit and decorate plastic pumpkins on Thursday. Masks are encouraged. Our library is also holding a fabric, yarn and needles sale on Saturday, Oct. 15. If materials last, the sale will continue on Sunday. Is this the year I finally learn to knit?

Loretta Lynn was such a part of my life. I even drove by her house when I was in Tennessee. What a classy, talented and kind lady! She is missed.

Anniversary bouquets go out to Adrian and Jeannie BarbaraJean Wright. They celebrated on Oct. 3.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Linda Tydings Massaro and Armando Abundiz on Sept. 27. Tristan Israel celebrated on Sept. 30. And on Oct. 3, Bill Maciel and Jeanie Hay Sternbach took the cake. Many happy returns

Artist Wendy Weldon will have work shown in an exhibit at Featherstone. I am always impressed with her art. Please stop by to see it.

The second annual Indigenous Peoples Day will be led by Sassafras Earth Education at Felix Neck on Monday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There will be speakers, music and drumming. I’ll see you there.