Evening of Christmas music to be held Dec. 23
Hello from beautiful downtown New Salem. I hope you've all had a wonderful week. From my home to yours, I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson
Our community has lost another icon on Dec. 17, with the passing of Beryl Allen, 95, Wallace and originally from Pugwash. Much sympathy goes out to her children and all family members, as well as her caregiver, Ethel Bollong.
Thinking also of the family of Greg Siddall, Amherst Shore, who passed away at home on Dec. 16. Always sad to lose our loved ones, but worse when it is so close to Christmas.
We have had our share of Maritime weather lately, along with three power outages in four weeks. Sure hope this is not the ‘given’ for the rest of winter, and as I write this on Sunday evening, it is not even winter yet. Our students also got a few breaks from school this week.
Birthday greetings go out this week and next to Kib and John Elliott, Wallace Bridge; Marissa and Brooklynn Polley, Pugwash Jct.; Sam Rinaldo, Halifax; Leo Marin, St. Peter’s; Johnnie Nelson, Crystal Chase, Karen Halverson, Paul DeVries, and Tanya Polley Brown, Pugwash; Dylan MacKay, Amherst; grandson Patrick Darragh, Wallace; Scott Acker, Truro; Rhiannon Cockerall, ON;, Gladys Doak, Etobicoke, ON.; and little Lily Mountain, Calgary. [A little bird told me that grandparents Lily and DeYoung, Linacy, may have flown to Calgary to help Lily celebrate her birthday].
Callers with Mary Doyle this week were Ethel Newcombe, Port Howe; Lily and Dave DeYoung, Linacy; Shirley Fortier, Riverview; and Rev. Meggin King, Pugwash.
Cribbage was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Br. #60, Pugwash, on Saturday with eight and a half tables in play. Chase the Ace was also played, with Sherry Arkens winning the Consolation Prize. There was no winner for the Firemen’s 50/50 Draw for this week.
Jan Saunders visited with Shirley and Ron White one day recently.
I have heard many raves about the Old Fashioned Christmas Concert held at Calvary United Church, Port Howe, on Saturday evening. In spite of the bad weather, a good crowd was in attendance to enjoy the Johnson Connection (fifteen musical members of Bob Johnson’s family), duets, skits, poems, hilarious stories by church members and friends, along with Roy Mattinson, with his Olden Days stories. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A lovely lunch and time of fellowship followed. Thanks to all for your support!
My Christmas elves visited me again on Saturday evening – this time to make fudge and more donuts. Others who visited (in this cold weather) include Stephen Russell and Kevin LeBlanc, Wallace Bridge; Ron Trenholm, Bill and Diana MacKay, Rockley; Denise Darragh, Kate Wilson and Bruce Gullons, Wallace; Terry Smith, Peggy Allen, Janet Gullens, Roberta Angevine and Glenn Stevens, Pugwash.
Please keep all our sick and shut-ins in your thoughts and prayers, especially around this festive season.
Thought for the week: “Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night” – Santa Claus
Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.