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Jean Miller
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Back in the swing of it

Greetings from Brookdale.
I'm finally back in the swing of things in a hurry. We had all kinds of weather while away, even snow in Horning Hills, Ont. The mister went out golfing eight times with his sons, grandsons and friends. We had a lot of really nice weather for all our travelling. It was a busy visit but we had a glorious time. We have been back in Brookdale close to 23 years now so it was great seeing so many relatives and friends, some we hadn't seen for years.
We extend our sincere sympathy to Allan and Marilyn Conklin on the death of his sister Jean, who was a good friend of mine. My son David and I attended her funeral in Grimsby, Ont. Marilyn had to have surgery so they could not attend. Marilyn's daughter, Tracy Gauthier of Winnipeg, flew home to spend a week with her mother during her surgery and at home.
I had a great visit with Muriel (Read) Forgraves at her nursing home in London, Ont., while attending our grandson's wedding there. Muriel wanted to be remembered to all her friends and relatives in Nova Scotia and also wanted me to thank those who sent sympathy to her when her bother Mack was killed in an accident. Muriel will be 86 on Dec. 7 and, for all her problems, she looks great.
Trinity-St.Stephen's United Church will be hosting their Bethlehem Market this Saturday. They even made the United Church Observer magazine as something different and unique in fundraising.
There are many upcoming events in the next few weeks. On Nov. 27 the Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary will hold a bake and craft sale at the hospital and the Immanuel United Church Women will hold their Christmas tea and bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 28. They will have a bake table, books, crafts and other items for sale.
The flu clinics for H1N1 flu are still being planned and, for further information or an update, check or your local newspaper.
Christmas For Kids opened on Nov. 16 for four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the phone number is still the same, 667-1949. We are setting the price at $40 this year. We were able to assist families of 512 children last year. There are application forms that are required to be filled out and guidelines to be met as there is for the food boxes as well. Both applications are taken at the same time. The angel cards should be ready for the angel trees by Nov. 23 or 24. We hope that parents needing assistance will apply sooner rather than later. The last date for requests will be Dec. 11. We are still at 26 Crescent Ave, the old St. Charles School. We are using the main entrance this year and we are in the first room on the left. This will be the only way in to reach us.
Something to think about - The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Weekly quote: The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better.

Organizations: United Church Observer, Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary, Immanuel United Church Women St. Charles School

Geographic location: Brookdale, Horning Hills, Grimsby Winnipeg London, Ont. Nova Scotia

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