Former Brookdale resident Atkinson marks 97 years

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BROOKDALE We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday, although it was about zero degrees. There was hardly any wind and that sure makes a difference. I was reading that in Sackville during the Christmas season, the folk there had 90 inches of snow from six snowstorms. Sorry that I forgot to say that this happened in 1970 not recently.

The Brookdale United Church Council will meet on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Miller home.

BROOKDALE We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday, although it was about zero degrees. There was hardly any wind and that sure makes a difference. I was reading that in Sackville during the Christmas season, the folk there had 90 inches of snow from six snowstorms. Sorry that I forgot to say that this happened in 1970 not recently.

The Brookdale United Church Council will meet on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Miller home.

We are having a good response to the Highland Fling requests for the Button Draw prizes. We have not heard from a few of our sponsors as yet but we thank all of those who have donated items so far. We hope to have all prizes in so we can apply for our draw licence and have our cards printed and buttons attached so we are all set to go by the 1st of April. Late donations will go in a raffle the day of the Highland Fling.

I dont know how many will remember Thelma (Chapman) Atkinson who lived in Brookdale at one time. She lives on Prince Edward Island, and celebrated her 97th birthday this past November. She lives alone and is in very good health and is well looked after. They lived on the Chapman Road that is now referred to as Hastings Road. The house is still there but has belonged to the Locke family for a number of years. At one time there were only the two farms but with Vinland subdivision, Upper Hastings Road and the main road, it is a big part of Brookdale. Brookdale is now a large community with several businesses as well.

The Nova Scotia Association Healthcare Auxiliaries will hold its annual general meeting in Truro in October this year and the Northern Region that includes Truro, Amherst, Pugwash, Springhill, Tatamagouche, New Glasgow and Stellarton will host it. We met yesterday at the home of Chair of the Northern Region and the Secretary/Treasurer, Jackie and Leo Guyette in Springhill. We had an excellent turn out and Jackie and Leo had a big pot of soup and other good things ready for lunch but I had to be at the hospital for 1 p.m. so had to miss the refreshments and fellowship.

Dont forget that the Chignecto Presbyterial of the United Church Women will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, March 24 at the Sackville United Church in Sackville, N.B. Snow date will be March 31. The Now Event We Share Newsletters will be available at a cost of $ 6.00 for both the Fall and Spring issues or $3.00 for each. It is easier if both are ordered so that Jean knows in advance how many we need to have printed.

The Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society held their annual meeting in the boardroom at the RCMP Station. Reports were given and many discussions held. Daisy Day this year will be held on Friday, May 4/07.

Daisy Day is now held across the province. This gives an exciting opportunity for all Palliative Care Services and Hospice Societies in Nova Scotia to participate in a public awareness and fund raising event. The campaign theme is Wear a Daisy and Support Hospice Palliative Care. Donations are always welcome. The CCHPCS will be giving out daisies at the Amherst Pharmasave, Sobeys, CRHC Centre, Pharmasave in Springhill and Parrsboro, Save Easy in Oxford and the Co-op in Pugwash. This is the only fundraiser that we have except for memorials and donations. We are a Registered Charity so are able to give donors an Income Tax Receipt. May 6 is also the day for Hike for Hospice. We are still debating on this.

Lucas and Rebecca McGraw are off to the USA for March Break. I hope they have good weather. I believe they are on their way to Georgia.

I watch the Trinity-St. Stephens United Church Service on Sunday and some of their choir must be on March Break; as well as there was only seven in the choir. We generally have that many in Brookdale.

We have our boys coming home in April. Chris arrives for the weekend on Friday the 13th so we are having the family in for a potluck on the 14th to celebrate two birthdays and an anniversary.

Rod will be 80 on April 21 but our other two boys will be home at the end of the month so we are going to hold an Open House then at the Brookdale Hall on Saturday, April 28 from 2 4 pm. Rod had three brothers but they have all passed on but he still has three sisters living. All will be welcome.

Time to close; Life is short no matter how long you live so do it wisely and enjoy what God has so freely given us.

Blessings to all.

Organizations: Brookdale United Church Council, Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society, Nova Scotia Association Healthcare Auxiliaries United Church Women Sackville United Church RCMP Station Palliative Care Services Hospice Societies Sobeys Co-op in Pugwash Stephens United Church Service

Geographic location: Brookdale, Sackville, Springhill Hastings Road Truro Northern Region Prince Edward Island Chapman Road Vinland Pugwash Tatamagouche New Glasgow Stellarton Nova Scotia Parrsboro Oxford USA Georgia

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