Pugwash area needs more rain
Our rain didn’t last long enough, but what we had was divine. Hopefully, we will be blessed with more.
Sympathy goes out to Burt McWade, W. Pugwash, and all family members on the passing of his brother, Patrick, P.E.I., on July 30; the same to Wally Armour and all family members on the passing of wife and mother, Colleen, Oxford, at CRHCC on July 31.
On a brighter note, a beautiful wedding was held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Saturday afternoon when Susan, (daughter of Stewart and Chris Murray), Springhill, was joined in Holy Matrimony to Andrew van Seggelen. Their reception was held at The Cottages at Cambra Sands, Malagash. The van Seggelen’s will relocate to Ottawa. (I am so lucky to live next door so I can enjoy all these lovely events while sitting at my table.)
Winner of the Firemen’s 50/50 draw on Wednesday night was Debbie Blackie; and consolation winner for Chase the Ace at the RCL, Peace Branch 60, Pugwash, on Saturday was Peggy Bollong. The winner of the Pugwash Co-Op’s 50/50 draw on Sunday was Stephen Russell. Congratulations to all.
Elaine Nepjuk, Gulf Shore, Peggy Allen and Lillix Polley were visitors with Mary Doyle this week. Lillix enjoyed swimming lessons this past week.
Birthday greetings go out this week to Nicole Reeves, Calgary; Brenda (BJ) Dingle, Shermans Dale, Pa., Myrtle Elliott Smith, Wallace Bay; Morgan Fisher, Pierceland, Sask., Nancy Huston and Lawrence Patterson, Pugwash. Wedding anniversary wishes go out to Jean Marc and Cheryl Aubin, Pugwash River.
Ronalda and Barry Smith, and grandson Aidan, were to Halifax on Thursday, where Ronalda kept an appointment, and Aidan stayed to visit with relatives. On Friday, Ella Lockhart and Judy Brown, Westchester, visited with Shirley White, and they enjoyed lunch at the Sandpiper Restaurant. On Saturday, Ronalda, Barry and Shirley travelled to St. John and brought back Charlene and Kelsey. On Sunday, they all met Aidan in Stewiack, and visited lots of tourist sites.
Hard to believe that it was 19 years on Aug. 4 since a dozen family members and friends and I were in Regina to attend my daughter dana’s graduation from RCMP Depot in Regina. Very proud moment. How time flies.
I was invited out for supper at MacFarlane’s Lantern Restaurant on Friday evening, located where the old Hillcrest Restaurant, S. Pugwash. used to be. While I like to give all our fine eating spots recognition for their great food, I was told the clams at MacFarlane’s would melt in your mouth. And they do. highly recommend that you try them. While there, I met Freddy Very and Sharon Chamberlain, sisters from Vermont and Louisiana, who purchased the Old Tide’s Inn property a few years ago. Met them a long time ago, and I didn’t recognize them, but they did me. So was great chatting with them again. Inspiring to hear how they love our village.
Had all my usual callers this week, and very pleased to have Harold Patterson drop in on Sunday evening with his daughter and son, Kerry Anne and Kevin, from Montreal, who have been visiting their parents for a week.
Prayers please for Irene Myers, Roena Jamieson, Gail MacFarlane and all others not enjoying good health at this time.
Thought for the week: “Life is not all that complicated, but people are.”