Hello to my faithful readers. This has been a beautiful week weatherwise but we need some rain.
Neal, Nancy and Jillian Varner of Moncton spent their vacation at their home here. For Neal it was a working vacation, but he was glad to be out of the city heat.
Congratulations are extended to our granddaughter, Jillian Varner, of Moncton, and Chris Martin on their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Oct. 9 in Moncton.
Blueberry harvest is in full swing and there seems to be a bumper crop. Rhonda Varner and Andy Fullerton of Amherst are harvesting their crop the hard way with scoops.
Yard sale season is not over yet and there is one right here in Diligent River on Aug. 28, at Cara Fields backyard. There will be lots to choose from and good bargains as well.
Roy Varner is still in Amherst hospital where I visited him on Monday. Blair goes in often as well.
The next meeting for the Diligent River Hall will be on Sept. 2 and the music night will be on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
Chelsi Cormier, student nurse at Moncton City Hospital, spent a few days at home recently. She will be returning to UNB's school of nursing on Sept. 8.
The next Baptist church service will be Sept 4, at 7 p.m.
We saw wild geese on Sunday. Is this a sign that fall will be early? The days are getting shorter or maybe I'm just getting old.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Gary Vickery, Springhill, on his passing.
Gary was a welcome visitor at our church where he would fill the church with his singing. His roots are in this area as there are many Vickerys in the area and were funders of the Baptist Church here. He will be missed.
The number of students from this area has declined over the years and this year only Morgan Cormier from our house.
On Saturday, Leoda and Aubrey Varner, along with Sharon Orr, enjoyed the day at the Five Islands Provincial Park. The park hosted a family fun day and everyone had a good time.
Keep well, have fun and enjoy the nice days.