I had the pleasure of speaking to 95-year-old Helen Hamilton recently. She resides at the Centennial Villa. Helen was a care worker many years. When she read my last column about Georgena (not Mary) Brown. She recalled caring for her, delivering some of her babies. It was great talking to this lady, who is so sharp. We would like to hear from Georgena's family.
Growing old with much dignity and pride is our Frances Leger, resident here at Gables Lodge.
On June 16, 2009 Frances celebrated her 106 birthday with her daughter Jenny, grandson and many nephews and nieces as well as many friends.
Frances looked lovely in her ensemble of black and rose, her white hair and corsage of pink and rose.
Many will remember the late Dr. MacIntosh. Frances worked in their home, so she was pleased to have the daughter Betty came to greet her.
On the 14th Frances' grandson Michael Sicheri held and open house, the youngest one present was a five-months old, making five generations present. Frances had interviews with many of the 14th (open house) and CKDH Radio.
Gables had an open house on June 19 to celebrate the Logege's 25th Anniversary. A highlight of the afternoon was the renaming of our units.
The north unit was named MacAloney Lane after a much-loved resident Sheila MacAloney.
The east unit was named Burke Avenue after Lynda Burke, a former employee. She is still fondly remembered by all who knew her.
The south unit was named Lawrence Hall for our wonderful caring medical director Dr. Gillian Lawrence.
A delicious lunch was prepared by the kitchen staff for all to enjoy. Belinda Adshade entertained us with her beautiful piano playing.
We give thanks to our new MLA Brian Skabar ,who came to help us celebrate this special occasion.
We are proud to have children of three nurses here graduating from Amherst Regional High School. Tina Leggett (daughter Stephanie), Lisa O'Brien (son Corey) and Peggy Robichaud (son Blake).
I just learned of my best friend Emma (Blanchard) Fowler of Springhill is becoming a resident at the Centennial Villa here in Amherst. Emma will be missed by very many friends, her church group. She is a great cook-I think she made nearly all the recipes I used to put in this paper. She is the widow of the late Lawson Fowler one of Springhill's famous baseball teams, the Fencebusters.
I would like to mention my good friend Ralph (Boub) Merritt from Springhill who is a patient in Cumberland Regional Hospital.
My condolences to a friend's family Betty (Bell) Kiln and her brother Tom.