Easter celebrations to benefit special needs kids
Greetings from Brookdale We are still enjoying a beautiful March but according to the Weather Channel it will be changing.
I was in town on Friday and did several errands. That evening I realized that my gold identification bracelet was gone. The chain part is box link and the plaque part has two open hearts with my initials in between ( JAM) and there is a small diamond on one of the hearts. My boys gave it to me many years ago. There was a diamond on both hearts but that came off a few years back and I did not replace it. If anyone finds this, please call me.
With all the talk about the mail outs that the government does, it would be a good way to save money by doing what is necessary. I came across a post card while sorting through “stuff ” and it came from the government in 1949. It does not have a stamp, just a sign saying “Canada Savings Bonds, fourth series.” The message is to “Everywhere in Canada” and it reads, “Monday’s the day...to start saving for the good things of life or for a rainy day. Buy the new Canada Savings Bonds through your company payroll savings plan... or through your bank or investment dealer, for cash or in installments. Save as you go,” and it was mailed to every Canadian who has something to save for.
The picture on the front is of Capilano River and the Lions, Vancouver, B.C. I have never been to B.C. so maybe that is why I saved it. During the war, the Oxford Exhibition gave out war stamps as prizes to the children who won prizes for their drawings. I remember the teacher sent in my pumpkin picture and I won first prize and received the stamps. I don’t know what happened to them but I imagine my mom cashed them in.
I sincerely thank my Aunt Pauline for bringing some old photos of the Miller family back from Truro. Rod’s brother and his wife passed on about 12 or 13 years ago and the sister of the wife had several albums of theirs and called to ask if I would like to have the Miller pictures. There were several we had not seen before that I’m sure some of the younger folk in the Miller family would appreciate. We thank her for her thoughtfulness.
Pancake suppers are still on the go and Fenwick United Church will host theirs on March 27.
I became brave enough to try Facebook. My three sons and all my grandsons are on as well, so it is a good way to keep up to date on what is happening in their life. I have three great-grandchildren now, so I can see them as they grow. It’s not the same as being there but, when one is over 1,000 miles away, it is a good consolation prize. I have a niece who is temporarily living in the Philippines. She and her husband have been on a tour of Africa and she has posted her pictures and they are excellent, just like being there.
A special Easter celebration will be held on Sunday, March 28 at Trinity United in Port Elgin, N.B. and again on Sunday, April 11 at Wesley United in Bayfield, N.B., both at 2:30 p.m. A free will offering will support the Rotary Easter Seal Campaign to help send a special needs child to summer camp. Hear the story of Christ in reading and in song by the “ Voices United Community Choir.”
A roast beef dinner will be held on April 3, Saturday at the Nappan Church. Tickets are available from the UCW members, adults $10 and children $5. Only one setting will be held at 12:30 p.m., take outs available.
Something to think about - Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful as hope. Without hope, man is only half alive. (Charles Sawyer) Weekly quote: For a special person. A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought, which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions. It is possible to look for something to build on; it is possible to expect the best for your self even though things look bad. And the remarkable fact is that when you seek well, you are very likely to find. (Norman Vincent Peale)
Have a great week.
Jean Miller is the correspondent for Brookdale and area. She can be reached