I will start off by welcoming a new resident, Vickie, who asked to come meet me. Her mom passed away last year. Her dad and sisters visit.
She told me her mom had a photo album with all the recipes I put in The Citizen. I would like to put some in this column.
On Monday the supervisor Ginny Ramsay came to talk to me about my diet. They are very concerned. As I said, they aim to please. Concerning our health, we have three we see often, and they are very obliging.
I have news about activity going on here. My husband Al (Bib) Breau will have his 89th birthday on March 15, just down the hall from me.
Everyone enjoyed the Gospel Group 'For The Master' on March 7. Thanks for traveling from Pugwash.
On March 17, St. Patrick's Day, Laurie McGraw entertained.
Upcoming events from Jill Blackie's Super Activity Group include: March 19, Pic 'n' Grin will be here; March 20 there will be the '50s-style sock hop with milk shakes to drink; March 21 Stephen Growe and special guests will be in to entertain; March 23 will be the monthly birthday party in the afternoon with the Oxford Men's Choir in the evening.
Everyone who knows will say I just can't leave Springhill. I have news of Betty McCormick. Springhill-born Betty has been greatly missed at the card parties. I have heard from her family she is recovering from a serious heart problem in Fredericton, with her daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Doug Roblee.
I am sorry to hear that Vernon Taylor Sr. is in and out of the Cumberland Regional Care Center.
Congratulations to one of Springhill's finest couples, Win and Effie Brown on their 60th wedding anniversary. Birthday wishes go out to Danny MacDonald, Marg Kempt, Gail Jackson.
On March 3, Madeline Carter had her first great-granddaughter. Parents Jill (Currie) and Karl Carter and little brother Owen Raymond reside in Auburn, U.S.A. Jill's and Karl's parents are from Amherst.
Results of the bake sale and the bird house tickets sold: Bake sale - $443.05 (delicious sweet corn chowder and home-made beans). The birdhouse was made by Marnie Moreau, LPN, and won by Bonnie Trenholm. Tickets sold: $110.
Hint when making Cinnamon Curls: Place butter, brown sugar in a bowl or pan to heat enough to make syrupy before spreading over dough to slice.
6 ounces chocolate chopped
6 ounces soft butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs (beaten)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and salt. Let cool some, and add beaten eggs and vanilla. Mix and add flour and stir. When blended fold in walnuts. Pour into greased baking pan. Bake 40 minutes. The top will be glossy and cracked in spot. Let cool 4 hours in pan.