Hol­i­day sale at K of C Hall on Nov. 29

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Jean Miller

Greet­ings. Our weather is a real mixed bag but it’s a lot bet­ter than Buf­falo, N.Y. It just bog­gles the mind to see all that snow, never mind liv­ing there.

When we lived in On­tario we used to visit rel­a­tives who lived just out­side of Buf­falo. Some of the older res­i­dents will re­mem­ber Mur­ray and Delia Porter who once lived in the Fage house at the end of the Pump­ing Sta­tion Road. Mur­ray and my mom were cousins so they spent a lot of time over in our area as well. They have passed on but the three boys and the daugh­ter are still around.

I just want to men­tion that the head­lines on my notes were amiss. Nov. 21 was the day for the coats at the mall. It said we would be open. We have been open since Nov. 12 and we have been busy. We are start­ing to have breaks so the line is not al­ways busy. Dec. 5 is the last day for re­quests for both the kids and food boxes. We take the food re­quests at the same time and then we pass the forms to a com­mit­tee that looks after the food boxes. There are seven ar­eas in Cum­ber­land and they are all cov­ered. We will start mov­ing the gift bags for the chil­dren on the week of Dec. 8-13. The phone com­mit­tee will be call­ing the moms and dads as gifts be­come avail­able.

The an­gel cards are out around the town and county and trees are at Amherst Phar­masave, CRHC hos­pi­tal, Dairy Queen, Arch­way, Sco­tia­bank in both Ox­ford and Pug­wash, and also the Co-op in Pug­wash and, of course, they can be picked up at the CFK cen­tre. If you wish to shop for an An­gel, you just pick up a card that has the child’s name, sex, age, size and two wishes so you know what they like. The value is $40. We ask that they not be wrapped but pa­per can be in­cluded with the gifts. We also in­clude toques, hats, mitts, gloves, socks and other items that have been do­nated.

Our last day is Dec. 12 and we close at 4 p.m. We are un­able to de­liver so fam­i­lies are re­quested to make ar­range­ments for pick-up. If your phone is no longer work­ing, please drop by and let us know or call from a neigh­bour’s phone as all gifts have to be picked up by clos­ing Dec. 12.

There will be a hol­i­day craft and bake sale and a soup and chili lun­cheon on Satur­day, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 5 Ro­bie Street, Amherst. Ad­mis­sion will be a non-per­ish­able item for the food bank. The cost is $8 per per­son. The lun­cheon will con­sist of soup or chili, roll, tea or cof­fee and dessert. Over 30 ta­bles have been rented for a va­ri­ety of sale items. The ta­ble rentals and all other pro­ceeds will go to Christ­mas for Kids An­gel pro­gram. We ap­pre­ci­ate your support. For more in­for­ma­tion, you may call Terri at 902-667-7541.

On Sun­day, Nov. 30 there will be a mu­si­cal af­ter­noon from 2-4 p.m. at the Brook­dale church. Light re­fresh­ments to follow. Come out and en­joy. I haven’t heard but I ex­pect there will be a free will of­fer­ing.

On Satur­day, Dec. 6, the Brook­dale cir­cle will be hold­ing its an­nual Christ­mas tea and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brook­dale Hall. They are sell­ing tick­ets on a beau­ti­ful quilt and Anne Hat­field is look­ing after this project.

Vic­to­ria’s Quilts will hold its monthly half-day meet­ing on Nov. 26. They have had sev­eral re­quests for their quilts. The next full day meet­ing will be on Dec. 10.

St. An­drews - Wes­ley, Springhill in­vites you to A “Christ­mas in the Good Old Days” on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. It is a mu­si­cal pre­sen­ta­tion of Christ­mas mu­sic by the choir and friends.

Light the Way will be light­ing up the hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 26 start­ing at 5:30 p.m. and it gets bet­ter ev­ery year. Park­ing will be free.

I was just read­ing that Ru­dolph the Red-Nosed Rein­deer turns 75 this month. I didn’t think he was that old but time flies by when you en­joy life. There is a book out about him and ac­cord­ing to the ad, it is about $15.

I am quite in­volved with Cum­ber­land County Hospice Pal­lia­tive Care and we have many books and videos avail­able to those who would like to learn more about it. I viewed a video last night called “Smil­ing at Death” and I found it very mean­ing­ful. It is a doc­u­men­tary that of­fers a new per­spec­tive on this thing called death. The Rev. Dr. Mal­colm Sinclair of Toronto was one of the par­tic­i­pants and I was sur­prised to see him. A few years back he was a guest speaker at Berwick Camp and it just so hap­pened that I was also there for the full camp. There was a say­ing that read “Life is a dream walk­ing - Death is a dream go­ing home.” It’s a nice thought.

“Life is short but there is al­ways time for cour­tesy.” (Ralph Waldo Emer­son)

Some­thing to think about; Time is the great­est thief we know — He steals our lives away, Don’t let him rule you, let him go — And cher­ish ev­ery day. (Iris Hes­selden)

School is in for the up­com­ing year so we should re­mem­ber to drive with cau­tion as chil­dren could be out and about.

If you have any events, birthdays, trav­els, etc. to put in the pa­per, please call me at 902667-8107 or email me at jeanam@eastlink.ca. Thank you.

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