Lots of sightings of a black bear in Pugwash
In spite of all the sadness in our surrounding areas this week, hope all you moms had as happy a Mother’s Day as possible.
Sorry to hear of the tragic car crash in Cranbrook, B.C., on May 5, which claimed the life of Chester Oderkirk, originally from Rockley, son of the late Mel and Clara Oderkirk. His wife Cathy was hospitalized but is now home. Sincere sympathy to wife Cathy and children, to brothers Arthur Oderkirk, Rockley, and Ricky Oderkirk, Port Philip, and all family members. Condolences also to Florence Pye, children Oliver and Kelly, and all family members on the passing of husband and father, Charlie Pye, West Pugwash, on May 9. Folks will remember Charlie as the very capable past manager of our local Transfer Station, but the Dump, as we used to call it, before new technology changed everything. Thinking of you all at these sad times.
Cyrus Eaton Elementary School was filled to capacity on Saturday afternoon for The Celebration of Life for Curtis Shanks, who spent many years as Principal there. The service was under the direction of Rev. Connie McNamara, Wallace. The huge crowd showed the high esteem in which Curtis was held.
Birthday greetings go out this week to grandson Michael Patterson, Hastings; Tracey Huston MacQuarrie, Port Hawkesbury; Rachel Trenholm, Port Howe; Diane Reid, Gulf Shore; Lia Rinaldo and Jude Rinaldo Rothenburg, Halifax; Jeanette Webb, S. Pugwash; Charlene Langille, Pugwash Jct., Rhonda Ferdinand, Wallace Bay; Esther Smith MacKenzie, Malagash; Wilma Patterson, Maddison Brown; Jordan Reid and Gary Gullens, Pugwash.
Keeghan McLeod, Gagetown, and Vicki Gauthier, Pembrooke, On., spent last weekend visiting his grandfather, Ron Trenholm, Rockley.
Seems there are lots of sightings of black bear in our area, one in a back field on Church Street. Had my first hummingbird on May 7. I’ll settle for the hummingbirds over the bear.
Granddaughter Taylor White visited Shirley White on Thursday. On Friday, Shirley accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Halifax where she had foot surgery. She will be taking it easy for a few weeks.
The annual May church meeting was held at Calvary United, Port Howe on Tuesday afternoon with nine in attendance. So many churches of all faiths are facing lower attendance. Rev. Meggin is moving to Ontario in a few weeks, and filling her shoes will be a big feat (no pun intended) so there were lots on the agenda to be discussed.
A very successful Fashion Show was held at the Curling Rink on Thursday evening with a good attendance, great modelling by some church ladies, nice skits, delicious desserts, as well as door prizes. Some gentlemen even participated. Proceeds were for Calvary United, Port Howe. I did not attend but have heard some great raves.
The Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Br. #60, Pugwash, and Ladies Auxiliary both held their monthly meetings on Thursday evening at the Legion. I was a little under the weather and could not attend but another member did my Secretarial duties.
Winner of the Firemen’s 50/50 draw on Wednesday evening was Mary Ann Ferdinand; Christine Scallion won the Pugwash Co-Op Toonie Draw; and Kim Allen was the winner of the Mother’s Day Basket from the Co-Op.
“A very successful Fashion Show was held at the Curling Rink on Thursday evening with a good attendance, great modelling by some church ladies, nice skits, delicious desserts, as well as door prizes. Some gentlemen even participated. Proceeds were for Calvary United, Port Howe. I did not attend but have heard some great raves.”
Paul Fahey visited with Mary Doyle on Mother’s Day.
I kept a medical appointment in Truro on Saturday and arrived home to find all my gang here, then I knew I had heard a lot of fibs about their whereabouts - son-in-law Kevin LeBlanc had built, with lots of help, a lovely wooden flower planter, and places for four bird feeders (all new and filled and hanging), one being a solar hummingbird feeder, with a place for my bird bath. I am sure it has a name but I cannot recall what it is. Yes, I was surprised. It’s my Mother’s Day and Birthday gift. Might add pizza, garlic fingers and pop also appeared. This was built at Denise’s place in Wallace and yes, Kev has been over a lot lately from Murray Siding, but his reasons were always legit, so I need dreamed he was at Denise’s working on this project. So many had a hand in making this happen. Need I say, how thankful and blessed I am! Had my gang in for supper on Wednesday night, just for something to do. Always so much fun.
Other callers with me this week include Paul Chu, Gulf Shore; Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Dorothy McIvor, Peggy Wentzell, and Janet Gullens, Pugwash.
Please keep Shirley White, Shirley Patterson, and my niece Kim Rinaldo, and all others not enjoying good health at this time, in your thoughts and prayers this week. Kim had major eye surgery in the Kentville Hospital on Friday.
Thought for the week: “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles