AMHERST - It is always very busy here. I heard great news yesterday - Gregg LeBlanc walked and will again, inviting spectators to join him with Sonia at the Lions Park.
On July 25, Bella Tower had over 100 family and friends enjoy her supper at the Wandlyn. Now at the age of 90, she says she won't live alone. After 15 years, she has chose to make her home at the Centennial Villa, where friends can visit or call.
The new Catholic church opened with standing room only. How nice, says Father Driscoll, to see a full congregation at each mass.
Ben and Anne Legere dropped in to see me. Ben's daughter Cheryl, Amherst, was taking them for his birthday to a celebration. They told me Anne's aunt, Anne Stewart (my sister-in-law) had a fall. She's in Truro hospital. She will be 95 in September.
I missed many birthdays - Marilyn Ward, my Marilyn, Mary Ann, Larry, and Bryan MacAuley celebrated his 75th in Pugwash.
My condolences (sorry, late) to Lorraine LeBlanc's families, Stephen Elliott, Amherst, Helen Hamilton, who resided long term at the Centennial Villa, got around to visit over here, and to the wife and family of Bedford Matthews, Springhill.
The recreation department has been busy with many summer trips and activities. They recently visited at E.C.L. in Pugwash were traveling to Heather Beach for a picnic on Thursday. Steve and the Gang were to entertain on Aug. 11. A campfire was also planned for that evening.
We say goodbye to our summer student, Jeremy Colson, on Aug. 13. he is a student at NSCC and it has been a real treat to have him with us for the summer.
Harold Miller will entertain on Aug. 17 and our annual garden party will be held on Aug. 20 with Gerry Lirette and friends entertaining. On Aug. 23 the Travelers will be in to entertain for our birthday party. We will take a trip to Glooscap Restaurant in Parrsboro on Aug. 25 and, on Aug. 27, we are thrilled to host the residents of Northumberland Hall to a blueberry tea.
Marion's Brownies (no soda or baking powder)
1 cup Crisco (cream well)
2 cups sugar
1 ciup cocoa
3/4 cup hot water
Mix well, add 1 cup flour, tsp. salt
Add 1 cup chopped walnuts
Bake 9x13" pan, 325 to 350 in over, test done
Boston Sweet Bread
Boil for five minutes 2 lbs. seedless raisins
In the water add 2 tbsp. butter
Set aside to cool before adding to bowl
In bowl, mix 2 3/4 cups flour, 2 tsp. soda, 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
Mix one egg, one bottle cherries, one tsp. vanilla
Pour in two juice cans (48 oz.) or three cans
Bake two hours, 300 degrees
Grease cans well, test done