Donations of coats, hats, mittens, blankets etc., can be made to the Winter Warmth Project. There is a tub by the Blessing Box at the Hamden Church in which to place the donations.

Brayden Eckert turned 14 this week and family members met at Grandma Shepard’s home to help him celebrate. His mother Lynn Schriver made a taco dinner and his sister Kyla decorated his birthday cake and helped him blow the candles out.

Delhi Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delhi American Legion.

Bingo is played Wednesday nights at Delhi American Legion at 7 p.m. Come and play and bring a friend.  

Feb. 8 - Laugh and Get Rich Day; Feb. 9 - Toothache Day, Bagel and Lox Day; Feb. 10 - Umbrella Day; Feb. 11 - Make a Friend Day, Don’t cry over Spilled Milk Day, Inventors Day; Feb. 12 - Darwin Day; Feb. 13 - Clean out your Computer Day, World Radio Day; Feb. 14 - Valentines Day, Library Lovers Day, Ferris Wheel Day.

Grandma’s recipe for Valentine Sugar Cookies, 3/4 cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Chill dough for at least 1 hour. Roll dough on floured board to 1/8 thickness. Cut with valentine cookie cutter and place on baking sheet. Bake in 350 oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden color. Now its time to decorate them with frosting: 2 1/2 Tblsp soft butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, 1 1/2 tblsp cream, 3/4 tsp vanilla. Blend butter and sugar together. Stir in cream and vanilla until smooth. Add a drop or two of red or pink food coloring. Spread on the Valentine cookies.

My Thoughts of the week: Valentines Day on Feb. 14 - I hope all the ladies will be  presented with a nice card or gift for sweetheart day.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: Two not-so-bright guys went deep into the woods searching for a Christmas tree. After hours in the cold and a few close calls with hungry wolves one man turned to the other and said, “I’m chopping down the next tree I see. I don’t care if it’s decorated or not!”

Senior moments: Since I’ve retired, I’ve become so pretty: Pretty broke, pretty deaf and pretty ugly.

A cute saying: Sometimes you need to unplug your life, wait 60 seconds and then plug it back in.     

Helpful Hints: Buy an ice cream scoop - it’s good for more than just ice cream. You can measure meatballs into even portions. Divide cookie dough onto baking sheets. Spoon cupcake batter into muffin cups.

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Presbyterian Churches during February will be held in the Hamden church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. The annual congregational meeting was Feb. 5 at the Hamden Presbyterian Church.