Village’s Christmas decorations put away for another year

Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson

Published on January 11, 2017

Pugwash and Area News with Mary Patterson

Much sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Johnny Nelson, who passed away suddenly on Dec. 28.

Johnny spent his entire life in Pugwash, worked at the Salt Mine in the Lab for over thirty years, and was known far and wide.  He will be greatly missed by all.  Condolences also to the family of Sally Patriquin Coulter, Wallace Station and ECL, who passed away on Jan. 3.  Thinking of you all at these sad times.

It was such a busy time over Christmas, with holidays, etc., that I missed a week of notes.  Sorry about that, folks.

Our village is sad looking now with all the lovely Christmas lights and decorations taken down for another year.  My New Year’s Elves came in and did all the taking down work for me.  January always seems to be a long month, especially with a long time in between paydays for us seniors. Then we had a good old-fashion snow storm move in and gave us all something different to talk about. So thankful we did not have a power outage.  As I write these notes on Sunday evening, it is –14°C and dropping down further to make for a cold night.

Many church cancellations on Sunday as well as restaurant closings, etc.

Visiting Mary Doyle recently were Jean and Ian Robertson, Barney’s River; Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview; Paul and Shelly Fahey, Port Howe; Johnny Murray and Peggy Allen, Pugwash.

Sorry to report that my Kitty Kat story has not ended well.  He was taken in by a kind gentleman and all went well for 8 or 9 days and nights.  Then Kitty Kat went a little berserk and had to let outside.  Yes, he is visiting me again, and other neighbours, so I know he is being fed.  Maybe he was born to be free, who knows?

Folks, keep Saturday afternoon, January 14th, free, from 2 – 4, to drop into St. Thomas More Catholic Church Hall, Black Street, Pugwash, and help Weldon Latta celebrate his 95th birthday.  Happy Birthday Weldon.

Winner of the Pugwash Firemen’s 50-50 Draw on Wednesday was Chrissie McRae.  Eleven and a half tables were in play at Cribbage at the Legion on Saturday afternoon.  No report on who won the Chase the Ace Consolation prize.

Had my usual company over the holidays, along with Kim and Salina Rinaldo, Spryfield; daughter Dana LeBlanc, Yarmouth; and my niece Cheryl Mattinson for a sleep-over on Saturday night.  She had a very important  appointment on Sunday morning  so came down early.  Mind you, she had to walk, but in spite of all the snow drifts, she made it.  Glad to have you, Cheryl, and feel free to drop in anytime.

Thought for the week:  “Life is like a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein


Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.