2012 October 15 St Thomas News
The next scheduled Masses at St. Thomas is October 27th and November 10th at 5 pm.
Kim Holden Goetzinger was recognized recently for achieving 25 years of employment with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux Community. She’s worked in the Social Services department over that period of time. Congrats, Kim.
Emily O’Connell loved reading the St. Thomas News while in London…a little piece of home. But she wants folks to know she was in Cork, Ireland last weekend... Saw Blarney Castle, and she tipped a pint at O’Connell’s Pub, I hope…She’ll have lots to tell us when she gets home.
Our three St Thomas runners fared well today in the Belle Plaine Marathon. There were 177 runners and the course was 13.1 miles. Michael Sullivan placed 8th with a time of 1 hr, 34 min. & 47 sec. Brigid Tuck placed 28th with a time of 1:43:38… Holly Oak Schmitz also participated. “And when they said hilly, they meant it!”
Peggy Schwarz Sullivan was in Hayward, Wisconsin, with Sue Schwarz Miller and Shannon Schwarz Sir. “There are some people in your life that you can reconnect with right after ‘Hello’. There won't be enough hours in the night to catch up, but we will sure give it a try!” Sue Schwarz Miller lives there in a log house on a lake...Peggy stayed with her.
The end of an era Fahey Sales Agency conducted its last live consignment auction at their lot along Highway 19 on Saturday. Many of our St. Thomas folks bought, sold and socialized at the bi-monthly events over the past years. The Fahey's plan to relocate to the east edge of Glencoe and hope to conduct the next auction in February.
Anna Sullivan had been nursing a loose tooth for a while. The other night Jim helped her take off a small hooded sweatshirt. He briefly thought about the potential ramifications, but started yanking anyway. “Off popped the shirt, out fell the tooth, then … came the blood. Jim was a little worried, but Anna took one look at the tooth and started grinning ear to ear. She has been thanking Jim ever since…” and what about the Tooth Fairy?
Kathy Dauk hosted Aunt Day at her beautiful new home in Cleveland on Saturday. Madelyne Wolff, Charles, Yvonne, Jim, Bernetta and Marcia joined a number of nieces/ cousins on Saturday. Maureen Middlestadt came from Blue Earth, and Mary Fogarty Phillips came from Cold Spring, special guest, Jack “Whitey” Hoehn, from Onalaska, Wisconsin, brought some of his much appreciated Burns, Halloran, Shea … even Hoehn genealogy and albums, he had inherited from his mother. The Dauks lost their country home, a few years ago when a tornado wiped it completely off the face of the earth. They’ve retrieved treasures… the most memorable …their family bible… wavy and water-stained, but intact…now framed and behind glass.
Madelyne Wolff joined Mary Grace O’Brien, Rosemary and Vangie Burns and other family members as they gathered at the home of Edward and Eileen Burns for Ed’s 80th Birthday. Another twenty years and Ed will make it as far as his Mother did. Happy Birthday and great health to you, Ed!
Happy Birthday, Cathy Halloran on October 20th.
…And to those three mystery guests who were at Eyeball recently, who do not want to be identified, count yourselves lucky.
That’s all, folks. Have a good one.