Keene to honour veterans next Sunday
The Remembrance Service in Keene takes place Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Lion’s Den. The parade to the cenotaph, led by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets band, starts at 1:45 p.m. After the Laying of the Wreaths ceremony, everyone is welcome to return to the Lions’ Den for refreshments and live music.
More than 100 poppies have been knitted for a display at the service by the Knit and Purl club that meets Thursday afternoons at the Keene United Church.
• Progressive Euchre, Friday, 7 p.m. Assumption Parish Hall,
Old Keene Rd., Admission $10. Cash prizes, light lunch. Hosted by Assumption/St. John’s Knights of Columbus
• Retirement open house for Reeve Nelson, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Elmhirst’s Resort conservatory.
• Lions Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. All entries welcome, contact Marion Burton 705-295-6139 or Mark DuMoulin 705-295-4693
• Pre-school Story Time, Tues. 10:30 a.m., 30 minutes for $2.
• One-to-One Computer/Device Lessons, $10 per one hour session, Keene and Bailieboro libraries. Email keene_li[email protected]icom.net
Diary of John Graham Weir
1914 Nov. 16, Mon. Raining less or more all day yesterday. Today was fair but a fearfully high west wind. This forenoon I brought Mr W. Dawson to heal a colt with a cut leg done by barbed wire on an old fallen fence on Mr Graham's farm. 1914 Nov. 17, Tues. Bad storm from the west of wind and snow. The ground is frozen two inches deep. No ploughing now. 1915 Nov. 16, Tues. Today I went to the sale of farm stock at Murphy's farm near Lakefield. The ground was froze too hard to plow all day. All our stock are in the stable tonight. 1916 Nov. 18, Sat. We were in town today and bought three geese and a turkey and put them in Scott's cold storage for new year. The turkey weighed nineteen lbs., cost me four dollars and the three geese four dollars and fifty cents and we have twenty chickens in the cold storage. Very nice sleighing, we used the cutter.