Holiday sale at K of C Hall on Nov. 29
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.
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