Wednesday evening was a flurry of activity, as our graduating class, along with their proud families, met at Eaton Park for picture taking, and the class later had their Prom Dance at the Lobster Factory with the help of Facebook, we were able to see all the charming ladies in their gowns, and the handsome gentlemen dressed to the nines. All the best to you young adults, as you start a new chapter in your lives.
While I do not have many details, there were two weddings on Saturday. One couple, Tamara Tuttle and Andy Jamieson were joined in marriage by Kathy Redmond at the Lobster Factory. At Pugwash Point, Megan Mundle and Nate Ellis were married on the bride’s parents’ lawn, and Megan’s uncle Garth Mundle and aunt Dorothy Naylor united them in marriage. The weather was perfect for all occasions. Best wishes to these happy couples.
Again, not too many details but congratulations to Roy Mattinson for winning first place for two-axle (straight truck) in the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association competition.
Norma and Roger Mundle visited beautiful Grand Manan this week. On their return, they stopped at Hopewell Rocks and the Albert County Museum. They also visited with Helen Benjamin in St. John, where she lives with her daughter, Susan. They also stopped in to see Roger’s uncle Gerald Mitchell in Moncton. On Thursday, the Mundle’s had supper at the Sandpiper with Claude Casey, Brenda Dawson, Jacob Mundle, and friend, Dawson.
Friday night, Roger had his Sunday School…
May 10, 1945 – Springhill Record
News of German capitulation following the years of “news of battle” spreading quietly by radio, telephone and happy voices on Monday prefaced the official announcement and declaration of V-E Day.
Preparations got underway at once for the local celebration – not as a complete victory but in thankfulness that the guns were silent at last in Europe, where so many of our Springhill men have served since the first December of the war. Out of the more than 1,250 enlisted men and women from Springhill approximately 700 (697 listed to date) have gone Overseas – a showing of which we are very proud.
The preliminary voices of victory sounded in the Church bells, whistles, car horns, etc. and the evening was lively, but orderly, with plenty of fun in the streets and close attention to the radios in the home, with decorations blossoming out, street by street.
Suddenly an impromptu parade was staged on Main Street by a large number of children, in a march organized by Winfield Brown, up and down, manoeuvring in wonderful order. They enjoyed for several hours – free children in a free country. Perhaps we might also mention Sumner Cooper’s One Man Band in which the children joined in sort of a Pied Piper fashion, contributing in no small measure to the good order observed.
The general feeling of thankfulness found expression for many in the Church services. At 7:30 Monday evening large congregations met at their respective churches…