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Helen Breau
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Grumbling to stop on the price of milk, farmer's produce

Norman Adams of Springhill has received word of the passing of his sister Marjorie Adams, 83, in Manitoba on Jan. 27, daughter of Jack and Agnes (Hayman) Adams.

SPRINGHILL Norman Adams of Springhill has received word of the passing of his sister Marjorie Adams, 83, in Manitoba on Jan. 27, daughter of Jack and Agnes (Hayman) Adams.

Born in Springhill, Marjorie had served in the Second World War with the Canadian Armed Forces in Canada and overseas before making her home in the West.

She is survived by brother Norman and nieces and nephews, Linda Adams of Tidnish, Karl Fraser of Pugwash, Judy Ford and Donnie McKay of Springhill, many nieces and nephews in Springhill, Western Canada and United States, and her good friend Anna Peterson in Manitoba. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, one brother Don in infancy, sisters Kay, Betty, Thelma, and Mary. Cremation has taken place with funeral arrangements at a later date in Springhill.

When I wrote about the group of widows forming a club called the Lady Bugs in Lady Lake Florida, I did not think I would soon be seeing the results of a terrible disaster there. Jean Reynolds heard from her sister Barbara Jacques, who was not right in the area, and she is fine, but she could not speak for some of the other members of the Lady Bugs as yet.

I had a nice chat with one of the top-notch bowlers of his time, Mac Hopkins. He is home after spending many months in hospitals and says he is doing OK. On Feb. 6, he and his wife Mary (Blanchard-Hopkins) would be celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary.

I asked if they had anything special planned on that day. Yes, he said, I have an appointment in Moncton with one of my doctors.

He is now getting out and around and I know his family is right there for him. Mary is a great cook. Why not drop in on them in Springhill, where I know the teapot is always on?

I spoke with Austen Rose, who took ill in church a few Sundays ago. The flu bug hit him quickly.

Austen has a piece of advice to anyone who may not get enough TLC. If you take ill in public you are surrounded by RNs, friends giving you their all. Austen is recuperating at home with his wife Shirley and family, and friends to thank for it all.

I am hoping after hearing the story on the Vinyl Cafe, Sunday, the government will help out the farmers. The program made me and many others realize how important they are to all of us who need their produce. I will not growl any more about milk prices rising, for all the farmers get out of it, I was surprised.

Many in Springhill and area will remember Ryans Market, owned and operated by the late Jim Ryan, married to Cora (Riley) Ryan. They had a fairly large family. I once knew them all. I would like to send my condolences to one of their daughters and her family, Joyce Hudson, whose husband Doug Hudson passed away recently in Oxford.

Condolences also to the families of the late Joey Hibberts, here in Amherst. Joey, as he was usually called, had a business here in Amherst for many years, and later with his son, Ricky. Joey was from Springhill, born there Im sure, before moving to Amherst.

Condolences also to the family of the late Muriel Gabriel.

On Feb. 13, Robert Barton will celebrate his 17th birthday. He loves snow. On Feb. 14, Bill and Cynthia (McManaman) Brooks will be married 26 years.

Happy Valentine Day to all on that day.

On Feb. 17, Al Gallant of Maccan and on Feb. 18, Ralph Bob Merritt of Springhill will be celebrating birthdays.

Who remembers where the community centre now is located there once were a number of log houses near the Park Brook, before the West End became the Lions Park? This section of Springhill was referred to as Frog Hollow. In the year 1971, Dr. George Sproule opened a dental practice in Springhill.

Organizations: Canadian Armed Forces

Geographic location: Springhill, Manitoba, Western Canada West End United States Lady Lake Florida Amherst Moncton Oxford Maccan Lions Park Frog Hollow

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