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Corrinne Miller
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Organizing tasks on schedule for Highland Fling

Greetings from Brookdale.

We continue to have snowy and sunny days. Warmer than it has been.

BROOKDALE - Greetings from Brookdale.

We continue to have snowy and sunny days. Warmer than it has been.

The Highland Fling request letters for the Button Draw Prizes have been mailed out and the donation and booth letters will be out by next week.

The annual meeting of the Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary will be held on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Boardroom, 1 and 2.

Autumn House will host International Womens Day on March 7 this year due to a space problem. It will be held at the Lions Club.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the families on the passing of Ellen Raddin and Leonard Nelson.

I also had a call early Sunday morning to say that a special friend, Anna (Tankard) Wright, Bermuda, had passed away a few hours earlier. She had a fall and hit her head and she died in the hospital. She would have been 95 in March. She was the last surviving member in her family.

Until two years ago, she spent many summers here at my home. She had lots of stories about living here in Brookdale from 1912 to 1924 when her father, a Bermudan, sold the farm and moved them all back to Bermuda.

One story was about one winter when they had so much snow at Christmas time that they were unable to get to the little Baptist church on the hill (Eldon and Jean McCormack live there now). She said that the leaders had filled bags of treats for the children, an apple, an orange, nuts and a few candies and they were hanging just waiting for the children.

However, with all the snow the church was closed for about three months and when they finally opened the church the mice had a field day. She said the mice had a party and everything was a super mess. I shall miss her but I am glad I had the opportunity to spend time with her.

There has been a lot of pros and cons on our soldiers supposedly doing peace keeping duty. We really need to support them because if it was us that was having to deal with the circumstances that the people over there have to deal with, we would want the opportunity to be free as well.

I came across this Earth Status Report for 2007 and thought I would close with this as it will give folk something to think about.

1- This morning, if you woke up healthy, then you are happier than the one million people that will not survive next week.

2 - If you never suffered war the loneliness of a jail cell the agony of torture or hunger you are happier than 500 million people in the world.

3 - If you can enter into a church without fear of jail or death, you are happier than 3 million people in the world.

4 - If you have food in your frig you have shoes and clothes you have a bed and a roof you are richer than 75 per cent of the people in the world.

5 - If you have a bank account money in your wallet some coin in a piggy bank you belong to the 8 per cent of the people in the world who are well to do.

6 - If you can read be thankful, as there are 200 million people who cannot read.

So, Work - as if you dont need money

Love - as if youve never been hurt

Dance - as if nobody can see you

Sing - as if no one can hear

Live as if the Earth was a Heaven

Blessings to all.

Organizations: Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Lions Club Baptist church

Geographic location: Brookdale, Bermuda, Boardroom

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