Lots of sight­ings of a black bear in Pug­wash

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Mary Pat­ter­son

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.”

Congratulations ladies.

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

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