It was a busy week in this area as many people were home to attend the school reunion in Oxford. All had praise for the organizers of this event.
Carla Lowther-McMullin and son Matthew were here from Fort St. John, B.C, visiting with her parents Harold and Mabel Lowther of Oxford. Carla , Matthew, and Mabel visited Elda Lowther at the home of Vivian and John Warwick on Thursday. Elda recently returned from the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center in Nappan after being treated for some health issues.
Also visiting the same day were Pastor Karen Doucette and Jean Wood, Oxford; and Mary Ellen Lusby, with her daughter, Kelly Lusby, Amherst.
Olive Jackson enjoyed having her daughters home from Alberta: Lorna Funk, Joan Porteous and Eleanor Jackson. Lorna returned to Calgary, Alta. on Monday from Moncton, N.B. Joan of Calgary left from Halifax. Eleanor is remaining another week. They enjoyed a family get together on Monday evening.
Beverly Bacon-Rushton, Mahone Bay spent a few days visiting her parents, Howard and Marilyn Bacon. On Sunday, Marilyn hosted a family gathering to celebrate Howard's birthday.
Fred Carter and family, Halifax visited with his parents, Aubrey and Evelyn Carter. On Sunday, Darren and his wife, Renee, hosted a 50th anniversary party for his parents, Aubrey and Evelyn Carter. The Carters were pleased to have all their children and grandchildren attending. The weather was very cooperative.
Sympathy is extended to Gwyn Lowther, Amherst, on the death of her husband George, Amherst. A celebration of his life was held at Allen's funeral home with the committal in the Leicester cemetery.
Get well wishes go to Jimmy Smith as he receives medical treatment for his arm each day at the hospital.
Marjorie Bowser, a resident at White Birches, Amherst, spent the weekend with her sister, Dorothy Bower and Elvie Lowther.
Diane Wood, Riverview N.B., was overnight visitor at the home of Vivian and John Warwick on Monday. On Tuesday, Diane accompanied Vivian Warwick and Elda Lowther to Elda's doctor's appointment in Amherst. They were pleased to have Rev. Gary MacDougall join them for lunch. Wilson and Edith Hunsley, Little River, visited on Monday evening enroute home from the hospital where they had been visiting Marj Victor, a patient in the CRHCC. Deiter, Krista, daughters Bethany and Brianna visited with the Warwick's on Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday evening, Mary Ellen Lusby came to visit while Vivian and John went to visit his mother, Ruth Warwick, Truro.
Vivian Warwick attended the Ladies Circle in Little River Church on Wednesday afternoon, where they had a successful snip and buy party. A committee was appointed to look after some catering they are doing for a birthday party. There will be a potluck supper in September.
Birthday greetings go out to Marion Thompson as she celebrates her 91st birthday later this week.
Recent visitors with Douglas and Ruby Kirkpatrick were Victor and Heather Hunsley, Little River, along with Brian and his wife, Denise Hunsley, and their daughter, Schanna, of Ontario.
Francis and Jean Lowther, along with daughters Amanda and Susan, Salisbury, were recent visitors with Douglas and Ruby Kirkpatrick as well.
Mr. and Mrs. Marven Moore, Stayner, Ont., are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Moore. Ruth Bowman is spending a few days at the same home, visiting her parents. During the weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mattson,Wolfville, visited with her parents as well.
On Sunday night, a family gathering was held at Sylvia and Roger Oilton's, Northport, where they hosted a barbecue.
Jamie Jackson, Slave Lake, Alta., spent the past weekend with his parents, Walter and Linda Jackson.
Donna Jackson hosted a bridal shower for Sonja Gilroy at the community hall on Saturday afternoon.
A successful ice cream social was held at the Leicester fire hall on Sunday evening.
Saturday visitors with Elda Lowther at the home of Vivian and John Warwick's were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Lusby, Amherst. Ross and John spent the day fishing while Mary Ellen visiting her mother and Vivian. Mabel Lowther, Oxford, came in the morning to bring nice new garden veggies for the folks. Wallace Hollis, a neighbor, also came to visit and brought Elda a fresh bouquet of sweet peas from his flower garden.
Helen Estabrooks, Brookdale, visited on Sunday. Vivian and John enjoyed a barbecue at their cottage with Ross and Mary Lusby, Amherst, and Mabel Lowther, Oxford.
Recently, Pat Taylor, Sussex, N.B., spent the weekend with her parents, Delbert and Lillian Carter. Her husband, David, has been spending the summer in Whitehorse with the cadets as a padre.
Thought: True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare.