Ayer's Cliff Fifty Plus
was a beautiful day on April 5th, 2016 when the Easter Bunny returned to Ayer's Cliff to pay a visit to Fifty Plus.
of Bunnies, ducks, chicks, eggs and spring daffodils greeted the members as they arrived. Phyllis is still puzzled as to why, it's the bunny who hides the Easter eggs???
Linda started the day by welcoming the fifty members and three guests, Jim Mackay, Tina Linde and Sue Keeble. Linda thanked Barb and Lois for cheerfully selling the half-and-half tickets. Also thanking May, Ben, Mel and Phyl for setting up and to May, for her lovely decorations. Linda as usual had a few good jokes to share with the group, one about A lady ordering a glass of Scotch with two drops of water. Then a few sayings like; Old is When - "Getting Lucky means" you can find your car in the parking lot.
Blessing was asked by Vice President Phil Kerwin. Phil then drew the table numbers to line up for the meal prepared by Cindy at Le Bon-D. Our menu today was scalloped potatoes, baked ham, mashed carrots/turnip, coleslaw, beet pickles and rolls. Thank you Cindy, a very delicious meal. There was no birthday cake this month as sugar on snow was our delight. Birthdays in the month of April were; Barbara Carbonneau, Lise Beauvais, Wallace Mosher, Margaret Gillam, Leta Dustin, Arnold Mackeage, We all sang the birthday song which was played by Tina Whipple.
Everyone donating to the Food Basket was given a ticket. One ticket was drawn and the lucky winner of a Big Cuddly Rabbit was Allen Bullock.
Half and Half was divided and won by Lois Cooper, Phil Kerwin and Barb Smith. There was a Bunny Guessing Game: Mary Levasseur had the correct answer.
prizes were won by Mary Levasseur, Jean Martin, John Dawson, Barbara Carbonneau, Norma Mackinnon, Sandra Dezan, Marguerite Dunlop, Cassey Vriesendorp, Leta Dustin, Mel Dustin, Sue Keeble, Jackie Tilton and Allen Bullock.
all the Easter Bonnets in the hall. It was time for the Easter Parade. Tina Whipple at the piano played "The Easter Parade" while the contestants marched around modeling their pretty decorated hats. The ladies first prize was won by our president Linda, second to Marguerite Dunlop. The men's best hat was won by Arnold Mackeage. Congratulations to all our winners.
the tables were cleared and very capable hands were in the dishpan. A big Thank You to those who volunteer each month for clean-up duty.
was now time for our tasty treat of sugar on snow. Mel had realized in early March, snow was melting fast. He had gathered snow and put it in the freezer. Lucky for us, he was on the ball. As usual a few nice gentlemen turned up to help
slipped away peacefully on April 21st, 2016 in her 94th year. She was the daughter of the late Clark and Alice (Stewart) and the wife of the late Rufus. She will be sadly missed by her sons Garry (the late Gwen) and Larry (Lynn), her granddaughters Shari (Alain), Sharon (Jean) and Susie as well as 8 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Rheta (the late Lloyd), her brothers Willy (Marilyn) and Bert (Ruth), as well as many other relatives and friends. She was also predeceased by her only grandson Sean, daughter-in-law Mary-Ellen, sister Dorothy and brother Wesley. As per her last wishes, there will be no visitation; a graveside service will be held at the Woodside cemetery in Beebe on April 30th, 2016 at 1 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff at the Grace Christian Home for the wonderful services they provided for Alberta throughout the years she resided there. In lieu of flowers, donations to LES COMMUNAUTÉS DE RETRAITÉS MASSAWIPPI, 1501, rue Campbell, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 0C1, would be much appreciated by the family. retrieve the snow from the back freezer. With his expertise, Mel was busy boiling the syrup to perfection so it would lay on the snow just right. After a few test runs, Mel and May decided it was ready to eat. Many enjoyed stirring the golden delight in a small cup to take home. The syrup was provided by Jamie, a friend of Fifty Plus. The sugar on snow party would not have been complete without the delicious doughnuts made by Jean Cass.
gave a special thank you to Mel who gave his time preparing the syrup. Thank you to Jamie and Jean, it was delicious and we all enjoyed it. Also to all the other helping hand it takes to pull a sugar on snow party off. Linda reminded everyone Patrice Grégoire would be here for our next meeting on May 3rd. See you all next month.
ALBERTA JONES ROLLESTON –