Perfect time for family togetherness
The new year is upon us, but I’m still thinking about the holidays.
It was certainly nice to have family home for Christmas. At our age, we are not interested in gifts, but it’s the visits from family and friends that we enjoy so much. All our family were home with us for supper except Jim and his wife Norma, of Bridgewater, and Derek and his wife Brenda, from Ottawa.
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Well, this is the season for magical deeds to happen. I answered a knock on the door a few days before Christmas and there was one of our neighbours (Santa’s helper) complete with a Santa Claus hat, a big smile and a basket of delicious homemade brown bread, several packages of homemade cookies and a cherry cake, a big smile and a hug for me. How much better does it get than that? Her kindness is surely appreciated.
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Wendell and Margaret Reid accompanied Wendy Reid to the Westchester Baptist Church on Christmas Eve, where they attended the special Christmas Eve service. There were a number of special presentations including a solo by the pastor’s wife, Maureen Smith.
There were also a number of other special selections that I won’t name, for fear of leaving someone out. Suffice to say many talented folks took part in the program.
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Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith and Blaine Smith were very happy to have their family home with them for dinner on Christmas Day. They set up three tables to accommodate everyone. Their supper guests included Blake and Monica Smith and their daughter Erica Smith, of Collingwood, Greg and Margo Patriquin of Collingwood and their children Logan and Lexie.
Also present was their daughter, Kya Milton, who is attending university, Jerry Smith and Cassie Robinson and their son Levi, Jeanne Knol and children Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffin Knol, of Oxford.
They also enjoyed watching the fireworks that were set off at Alvord and Linda Stewart’s home.
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Alvord and Linda Stewart are very pleased to have all their family home with them in Millvale for a Merry Christmas together.
Visiting with Linda and Alvord was their son, Steve, his wife Shelly and grandaughter Riane, from Gorham, Maine, and also their son Greg, his wife Stephanie and granddaughters Payton and Logan from Cantley, Que.
Wendy cooked a delicious turkey dinner on Christmas and many family members were here. Those who were supper guests were Brent and Charlene Reid and their son Jordon of Hantsport, Wayne and Karma Reid of Pugwash, and their son Blaine Reid. Blaine is in the Armed Forces, but he was fortunate enough to have some home to celebrate Christmas.
Well, folks, that is all our news for this week.
Quote: “One disadvantage of having nothing to do, is that you can’t stop to rest!”