50/50 win­ner spends money on food for Feed Nova Sco­tia

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Mary Pat­ter­son Mary Pat­ter­son is the Pug­wash and area colum­nist for the Cit­i­zen-Record. If you have in­for­ma­tion for her, please call 902-243-2708.

There’s more sad­ness in our com­mu­ni­ties. Much sym­pa­thy goes out to Robert Tuttle and fam­ily on the pass­ing of wife and mother, Florence, Pug­wash Jct. on May 26; to wife and fam­ily of Bill Brown, Amherst, who passed away on May 24; to fam­ily and friends of Sher­man Black, Amherst, who passed away on May 25; and to Jim Mont, Rock­ley, and all fam­ily mem­bers on the pass­ing of wife and mother, Made­line, on May 28. Think­ing of you all at these sad times.

On a cheerier note, read where Kim Nix, who won the fire­men’s 50/50 draw May 17, spent the money on food for Feed Nova Sco­tia. What a kind and thought­ful ges­ture on your part. Bless you, Kim.

Prob­a­bly some good par­ent­ing in there some­place.

Shirley White spent the long week­end with Char­lene, Coady, Ai­dan and Kelsey in St. John, N.B. She went back with Char­lene, who was down for her late grand­fa­ther, Ron White’s Com­mit­tal Ser­vice. Ron­alda and Barry Smith drove up and brought Shirley home. Visi­tors with Shirley this week were Nancy and Ian Mun­dle; and Brian Sear­stone, North­port. Brian and wife are just home from Florida.

Just re­al­ized I for­got birth­day greet­ings in last week’s notes, in­clud­ing my own. Trust all you Gem­i­nis will have or have had a great day. For the up­com­ing week, greet­ings go out to Jane Duynisveld, Wal­lace, Fred Speth, Bridge­wa­ter; Rev. Jack Brig­gins, Pug­wash Jct., Ken Jupp, N. Wal­lace; Gil­bert Levy, New Glas­gow; Henry Smith, Truro; Jill Mun­dle, Fountain Road; Josh Pol­lard, Stan Brown and Kenny Smith, Pug­wash.

Call­ers with Mary Doyle this week in­clude Peggy Allen, Joyce Ben­nett, Paul Fa­hey, and Bruce Gul­lon, Wal­lace. Bruce had sup­per with Mary on Friday.

Early last Mon­day, my house­hold was a busy one, with all my fam­ily and some friends com­ing to take out my old liv­ing room win­dow, and to in­stall the new one. Stag­ing to be picked up, as well as the new win­dow. Much smaller win­dow, so a lot of ad­just­ments had to be made. Saws and ham­mers went all day. Had lots of folks stop by; I think some thought it was the new drive-thru for Tim’s. Ev­ery­one had a job. Even had to nab a neigh­bour who was walk­ing his dog to help hold the win­dow as it was com­ing out. Some planted flow­ers; oth­ers made cof­fee; Dana and Kev brought two piz­zas for lunch.

I made a big pot of spaghetti for sup­per, along with rhubarb pud­ding. Lots of dish­wash­ers. It was a fan­tas­tic day and lots and lots of laughs.

Am I Blessed? Yes, so many times over. Amen!

Lots of reg­u­lar visi­tors this week and some new ones; those be­ing Gor­don My­ers, Lon­don­derry; Sheila Verge and Rod Lusby, Amherst; Ch­eryl Mat­tin­son, Birch­wood; Ron Tren­holm, Bill and Diana MacKay, Rock­ley.

Speak­ing of which, Bill and Diana hosted a de­li­cious Chi­nese Sup­per on Friday and I was in­vited, along with Ron Tren­holm. Kind of made me tearyeyed to think that would be the last meal I would ever eat in my par­ent’s homestead. Bill and Diana are mov­ing to Amherst this week, and I wish them all the best in their new Se­nior’s Apt.

Prayers, please, for all our sick and shut-in friends and neigh­bours this week.

Thought for the week: “When you hold grudges, your hands aren’t free to catch Bless­ings.”

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