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Camp Ta-Wa-Si accepting applications

I gather that Florida is the only place around that does not have snow and we have lots of it here. We are due for rain, snow or both on Thursday, and lots of it.

It's hard to believe that January is almost gone and it's already a month since Christmas. I haven't been out yet except last Thursday to get my hair done and Rod was kind enough to drive me. I don't like the cold anymore and I definitely do not like driving in the snow.

We spent Christmas in London, Ont. with our grandson and family and had four generation pictures taken with our nine-month-old great-grandson Evan.

We spent New Year's in Shelburne with our oldest son and his family. His son is married and they have two children, Sophia, three and Cohen two, so we have one little girl. More four generation pictures were taken. We stayed most of our time in Colborne at David (middle son) and Joan's, she is like our daughter to us, we always feel at home there and they have lots of room. Chris, our youngest son and Sandra (Oakville) and his two boys (Stoney Creek) spent some time with us as well. We saw brother Don and his wife Gloria in Hamilton and they also visited us in Colborne. He has finished his chemo and radiation and his condition seems to be stable but still rough at times. We also managed to go out to supper in Mississauga with a long-time friend on our way home. Our boys introduced us to a new game, Wii Bowling. What fun we had with that and I surprised them all by having one game that totalled 259. I had 11 strikes and two spares and became a pro. The golfer and the "old lady" are looking at getting a Wii, so the golfer will get exercise over the winter. It's better than dominos.

The editor of "Now Events We Share" or NEWS, Jean Smith, is in the process of finalizing the newsletter. They could be ready for Feb. 5.

Chignecto Presbyterial UCW will hold its AGM on Saturday, March 26 at the Immanuel United Church. The sub-executive will hold a planning meeting on Saturday, Feb. 5 also at Immanuel United in Amherst.

There will be a Covenanting Service for the Rev. Christine MacLeod of the Cumberland Pastoral Charge which includes River Hebert and Joggins. The service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at Trinity United in River Hebert.

There will also be a Covenanting Service for the Rev. Catharine Gaw at the Sackville United Church on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sackville United Church on the corner of Main and York Streets.

The subscriptions for The United Church Observer are now due and the cost is $20 per subscription if five or more subscriptions are ordered. This will be my last year looking after this so would appreciate receiving renewals before Feb. 6 as I have to have them in Toronto prior to Feb.10/11. New subscriptions are also welcome. The Observer is a great magazine and has won many awards over the years and still does.

The Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria boardroom at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Camp Ta-Wa-Si is getting set up for the new camping season and is accepting applications for employment for the summer camping season. Susan Cole is the contact and she can be reached at

Something to think about: The generation that criticizes the younger generation should remember that they are the ones who raised them!

Weekly quote: I came across this one to share with you. It's not often a man works for the same boss for 50 years, and then celebrates their Golden Anniversary. We celebrate 60 in October but I'm not sure who is the boss yet, even though I am always told, "You're the boss."

Have a good week.

Organizations: Covenanting Service, Sackville United Church, Immanuel United Church Trinity United United Church Observer Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

Geographic location: Florida, Colborne, London, Ont. Shelburne Oakville Stoney Creek River Hebert Hamilton Mississauga Amherst Joggins Toronto

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