HUDSON – I was lucky to have a get-away vacation in Tucson, Az., and Gila, New Mexico with daughter, Julie and spouse, Camille.
At their adobe brick Tucson home, recently accentuated with soft lemon-yellow and grass-green trim, we enjoyed watching the Phoenix and Boston basketball teams making their way into the playoffs (we hope); enjoyed the pool at the Tucson Tennis & Racquet club.
At the Tucson Tohono Chul gardens, galleries and bistro, we had a charming South-western lunch, discovered all types of local trees, many blossoming, and admired the timeless art work of Native Americans. In New Mexico we stayed in a Gila valley farm, the vintage Double E ranch, complete with vintage accents and modern comforts. From the farm porch, we watched many varieties of birds, including humming birds, feeding and flitting, and on the same wrap-around porch, enjoyed a very close Scrabble game. We also sighted a family of javelinas and earth-toned deer. Enroute to Gila, we saw our first “hoodoo,” a spiral of red dust rising to a huge column; many spacious ranch properties with appropriate wood/metal entrances, but barely visible from the highway, and the trails of current copper and silver mines in the nearby hills. (Letters in the local paper claim the water used in mining becomes contaminated and could harm local wildlife.) In the town of Cliff, adjacent to Gila, we noted there were three churches in the tiny village.
A stay at a 125 year old Ranch House in the valley town of Gila, New Mexico, was included in the two week vacation of Community Advocate columnist Rosemary Rimkus, center; Camille Derricotte, left, and Julie Rimkus. The trio also enjoyed the sun and pool waters in the hostesses’ hometown of Tucson, Arizona.
A sign on the Catholic church said that Masses were said there by a traveling priest on the first and third Sundays of the month at 2 p.m. In Silver City, N.M., we toured antique shops, marveled at the wall murals, and enjoyed our first South Western-style BLT, including chilies.
Air travel was fine, most people were masked. We noted in LAX airport in Los Angeles, when an entire flight was canceled, and passengers were offered compensation to accommodate their layoff, they accepted with resignation instead of anger. It was a wonderful vacation, and I am so grateful to my hostesses.
Senior prom held
Reigning at the Hudson High School Senior Prom May 6th were, foreground from left: Queen Mayte Gallardo Santillian and King Marcus Bass. Their court included: Haley Chaves, Kate Champeau, Angel Bethea and Gillian Harris; Brady Stuart, Antonio Cerrato, Lucas Soares and Simon Akum Toh. (Photo/courtesy Bruce Hedison)
Mayte Gallardo Santillian reigned as Queen, and Marcus Bass as King at the Hudson High School Senior Prom on May 6.
Mayte’s Court included: Haley Chaves, Kate Champeau, Angel Bethea and Gillian Harris.
Young men were Brady Stuart, Antonio Cerrato, Lucas Soares and Simon Akum Toh. Bruce Hedison, junior class advisor, said the Junior Prom is May 20, noting that these are the first proms in two years, due to Covid.
Gardening guru Andi Ross will tackle the problems of weeds in your gardens and lawns on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Senior Center at 29 Church Street.
In her program, “It’s a Weedy World After All,” she explores strategies to identify weeds and properly remove and manage them.
Doors open at 6:40 p.m.
Masks are optional, and refreshments are served after the presentation. A $5 donation is asked of non-garden club members. For more information, contact Cindy Provencher at 978-618-3467.
Local art on exhibit
Works of Hudson artist Will Kirkpatrick are included with 12 extraordinary artists at Exhibits at the Villa at 22 Burnham Rd. in West Newton on Saturday and Sunday, May 21, 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to newtonopenstudios.org2022.
LOOKING BACK TO 1967
Hudson Selectmen were Howard Pratt, Ralph Warner and Frederick Miller.
Corrado’s Pizzas at 162 Main St., was open daily until 11 p.m.
Members of the Hudson High School class of 1947 met at the home of Thelma (Gates) Federman to plan a reunion.
Golf shoes were on sale at Webster’s, at 1 Houghton St. for $3.95 a pair.
A son was born to Marine Cpl. William Hollick and Pauline Hollick.
Girl winners of first prizes for largest fish caught at the Trout Derby included: Mary Ann Almada, Cindy Conti and Janet Glebus.
At National Guard training in Fort Lewis, WA., were Privates Richard Adams, Kenneth DeLauro, Robert Smith and Kenneth Girouard.
April 22, 1967 was “Representative Wilfred Balthazar Day” in Hudson, honoring the State Rep. and former Selectman.
May 21 – Pat Daley, Grayson Veo, Brenda Sacco, Chelsea Chaves and Laura Olivio.
May 22 – My brother Joe MacPherson, Lee Murphy, Sue O’Keefe and Ron Chaisson.
May 23 – Emma Wood, Amy Landry, Sarah Worrest and Perrin Kristoff.
May 24 – Susan Niro, Jane Veo, Natalie Schiavone and Arlene Cabral.
May 25 – Glenn Davis, Kathy Lepire and Carol Gault.
May 26 – Cindy DeArcangelis, Trevor Moore and Dale Nadeau.
May 27 – Hank Henderson, Ann Kristine Spilios, Steve Powell, Craig Chaisson and Colin Veo.
May 28 – M.J. Ebens, Tom Wiczniewski, Janice Perillo, Cheryl Murphy, Ben Gird, Kelly Bushey.
May 29 – Stella Daigneault, Linda Bowen, Shalyn Bowen, Henry Cabral and Corey Jacobs.
May 30 – Barbara Masciarelli, Tom McAuliffe, Jeff Rodrigues, Jim Shea, Haleigh Bigeau, Kevin McClellan, Sue Ricciuti and Nancy Znamerowski.
May 31 – Margaret Murphy, John Loureiro, Janet Yesue, Owen Nanartowich, Joe Durant, Mikla Ferris and “T.J” Coolidge.
June 1 – Jameson Joseph and Sterling Reber.
June 2 – Scott Andrade, Paul Donahue, twins Brayden and Gracyn Thomason.
June 3 – Matt Gigliotti, Jennifer Sousa, Dan O’Keefe, Madison Young, Ashley Simoes and Kerra Madden.
SPECIAL GREETINGS to Clayton and Helen Trumpolt who celebrate their 70th anniversary on May 24.
May 15 – Tom and Linda Bowen (40th)
May 19 – Mike and Kathy Megna
May 22 – Paul and Abbie Blazar
May 25 – Bob and Diane Anders
May 26 – Steve and Sandy Borella
May 27 – John and Donna Dupree
May 28 – Brian and Carol Parker, Bob and Judy Mitchell, Mike and Patty Gigliotti
May 29 – Ed and Mary Bruso
May 30 – Jimmy and Jodi Pirelli
May 31 – Rick and Theresa Rogers
June 1 – Gerry and Carol Gault.
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