Bennington News 2-1-18


Happy Birthday to my Grandson Elijah Van Norstran. His parents Rick and Carla took him and Brittany and Liam Roeschlein, Bob and Betty Griswold and Ben Bovard to eat at 19, for a wonderful dinner.

Jack and Glo Asbury were dinner guests of Jacob Lock and Kim on Thursday evening.

Dana and Dara Swanson were dinner guests at a retirement party for Dana’s employer, at Belterra on Thursday evening.

Congratulations to Jake and Kristi Allard on the birth of their daughter. Kristi is Jack Asbury’s daughter.

Bob and I lost a wonderful friend this past week with the passing of Grandpa Schwartz who lived on Bennington Pike with his son and family. We met him a few years ago when he came to visit family here, he liked being with them so much he ask if he could come and live here. He was a happy man when he moved here for good and his granddaughter Livina was special in his sight. With his snow white hair and beard he looked like Santa Claus and I would be sitting there by him and I’d say “Grandpa you know who you look like?” and he would grin and say “who?” and I would say Santa Claus and he would laugh. He told Bob and I so many stories of growing up and using his horse. He reached his 95th birthday and was growing more frail each day, suffering with arthritis.

We did not see grandpa last week, I became sick and was in bed and Bob was afraid he might take grandpa a germ. Grandpa was ready to go see his Savior and I know I’ll see him again one day. Rest in peace my friend.

My deepest sympathy to my daughter-in-law Rita Griswold on the death of her mother Estene Leap.

Sympathy to the Ricketts family on the loss of Mary Anne. Jeni and Randy, I’m so sorry on the loss of you mom. She was one fine lady.

Kathy Covington told me on Sunday at church that her mom, Wanda Christman was really bad on Wednesday, and she was really worried, but on Thursday she felt better, which they were thankful for.

Happy Birthday to Joe Deck, hope you had a wonderful day.