Much sympathy goes out to Joe Brown, children, siblings and all family members of Wanda Patriquin Brown, Malagash, who passed away on Nov. 23; to Lawrence Patterson and all family members on the passing of his sister-in-law Margaret Patterson, ECL, on Nov. 25; to Helen Gordon and Paul Dewar and all family members of Johnnie Cameron who passed away at ECL, on Nov. 26.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our village with several places being beautifully decorated, both inside and out. Keep up the good work, folks!
Birthday greetings go out this week to daughter Dana LeBlanc, Hubbards; Gary Mundle and Chad Darragh, Pugwash Point; Prezlie Acker, White Court, AB., Tammy Acker, Truro; Alice Mae Boyles, Amherst; Joyce Bennett and Payson Ferdinand, West Pugwash; Kelly Thompson, South Pugwash; and Sara Jupp, AB. Wedding anniversary wishes to Karen and Craig Halverson and Margie and Ray Jamison, Pugwash.
There was no winner of the 50/50 draw at the Firemen's draw on Wednesday; Garth Reid was the winner of the Toonie Draw at the Co-Op on Sunday. Congratulations!
Shirley White accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Moncton on Saturday where they shopped and enjoyed supper out.
Ronalda and Barry visited her cousin and husband Elaine and Alan Gray, Fall River, one day recently and decided to go into the city to Rinaldo's Restaurant for a meal.
They were all very impressed with the delicious food and will definitely be going back, even if they had to stand in line and wait for a table. I have been there and I can second the motion; their food is all homemade and if anyone reading this visits this restaurant, try their made from scratch cream-filled donuts. The best ever. I may have been given extra privileges as I am a great aunty to the guys who run it, Sam and Tony Rinaldo. Keep up the great work, guys!
The musical evening at Wesley-St. Matthew's United Church on Sunday evening was a great success. They had a full house and I have been told it was an excellent evening. Refreshments followed. Proceeds were for Calvary United Church, Port Howe.
Had a nice telephone chat with an old friend, Joyce Gallagher, Amherst, this week. As most of you know, whenever I am asked to make lunch for any function, it is usually my Green Jello sandwiches I make. Joyce is the lady who gave me the recipe many years ago. Ironically, I made them for an event tonight.
Dana and Kevin LeBlanc, Hubbards, came on Thursday evening and spent the weekend with me. Denise Darragh along with Dana and Kevin spent Black Friday shopping in Moncton. In spite of the crowds, they got a lot of shopping done. Grant and Janet Patterson joined us on Saturday evening for supper, then more kinfolk and friends arrived. An early Christmas gift of a new tree was put up inside; new lights went up around my outside door; a little Christmas tree is now in a corner outside waiting to be lit when I get a new extension cord. I apologize to my neighbours for the noise my gang and friends made. Lots of fun, laughter and some carol singing. I must admit, even though I was inside I enjoyed the racket. Might add, a lot of household chores were done for me, for which I am always so thankful.
Thought this was interesting. My son-in-law, Kevin LeBlanc, was in Rockley on Saturday morning heading back to the camp, and he stopped to speak to a bee keeper, who has a lot of bee hives set up there. Even though he said he was at least 15 feet away, he got stung on the forehead by a bee. Imagine, on Nov. 25.
Either the bees are confused or global warming is really affecting us.
Lots of company this week. They include Heather Carruthers, Tatamagouche; Jack Falconer, North River; Patrick Darragh, Truro, and Piper Bowes, Bay Head (they had supper with me on Monday); Eleanor Conrad, Roslin; Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Diane Reid, Gulf Shore; Kate Wilson and Bruce Gullon, Wallace; Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Bobby Carter, Steve Wentzell, Peggy Allen and Janet Gullens, Pugwash.
Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week, especially Terry Smith.
Thought for the week: “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.”
- John Lubbock
Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.