Easter cel­e­bra­tions to ben­e­fit spe­cial needs kids

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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

at 667-8107.

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