Congratulations, Dr. Janet Conrad
I usually start with sad news, but not this time. Janet Conrad, MD has recently graduated from medical school. Janet is the daughter of Eleanor and Sheldon Conrad, Roslin, and is a former graduate of Pugwash District High School.
Janet and Matt will be leaving for Campbell River, B.C., for a two-year residency program in family medicine. Hope you return to Nova Scotia – we need you! Congratulations, Dr. Conrad!
Now sad news.
Sympathy goes out to Rev. Morley Bentley, and all family members on the passing of son, Shawn, Central New Annan, on June 9. Condolences also to children, sisters and all family members on the passing of Joan MacLeod LeGere, Gable’s Lodge, Amherst, on June 9. Joan grew up in Rockley and was a good friend to all.
Niece Jean Robertson and husband Ian, Barney’s River, called on Mary Doyle recently. Lynn McKellar, N. Wallace, and Peggy Allen, Pugwash, also visited with her.
The Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Branch 60, Pugwash, and Ladies Auxiliary both held their meetings Thursday evening at the Legion. Prior to the ladies’ meeting, 10 of us met at the Sandpiper Restaurant where we all enjoyed a delicious meal. This is our last meeting until September.
Lots of visitors with Shirley White this week. Westchester callers were Ella Lockhart, Linda Webb and Judy Brown; Carole Thompson, Gulf Shore; Janet Pauley, Pugwash; John Knight, his son Sherman, wife Cindy, and their daughter Tiala, from the Pictou area. Ron’s cousin Barbara Taylor, Kelowna, B.C., and her daughter Margo and husband, Ron Teal, Burlington, Ont., spent a few days with Shirley.
Winner of the Firemen’s 50/50 draw on Wednesday was Christina Pane, who is $902 richer. Congratulations. The firemen held a very successful barbecue at the Co-Op on Saturday. That evening the firemen and guests enjoyed a delicious lobster and steak meal at the fire hall.
My gang and friends have been steady visitors, each time doing something to improve the look of my house and property. Grant and Janet pressuresprayed the basement cement around the house, which was long over due; holes will be filled and it will be painted before our celebrations on July 1; granddaughter, Leah, mowed my lawn; friend Bruce painted my garbage box; Kevin and Dana, Hubbards, came for the weekend – Kev worked the Firemen’s BBQ on Saturday, and they attended the dinner at the fire hall; he also put inside moulding around my new window; and my girls cleaned house. It doesn’t get much better than that. I thank the Good Lord every day for my family and friends. All my usual friends in but glad to have cousin, Gary Smith, Devon and Cold Lake, Alta., spend Friday evening with me.
Surprised to have an old neighbour and friend Dick Murphy and friend Maureen, N. Sydney, drop in on Sunday. They were in town to attend Burton and Louise Ripley’s 60th at home anniversary celebration in Port Howe. Dick stood at their wedding.
Please keep Roena Jamieson, Wanda Brown and all others not enjoying good health in your thoughts and prayers, also Diane Reid, who has surgery this week.
Thought for the week: “One only lives once and if one does not live well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.”
Consequently, children are not getting the quality time with parents that they used to. Children get the message that whoever is calling is more important than they are.
Similarly, parents may spend a lot of time on the computer, either working, checking emails, surfing the web or playing games. Children do this, too, and the end result is a family that may be together, but within that seeming togetherness, each is leading a more independent existence.
Bonding and interacting with family members are crucial elements to the healthy social and emotional development of children. There are also many opportunities for learning, as children are full of questions if they feel Mom or Dad is interested in what they have to say.
Take a moment to assess how technology is impacting your family life. Perhaps you will decide to turn off your cellphone when you are with the children, or save your computer time until they are in bed.
Giving full attention to children sends them a strong message about their worth.