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Coffee house at Millvale Community Hall

Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid

Good morning everyone and what a beautiful autumn we are having. The days are perfect for taking a drive and a lunch and enjoying the beautiful scenery all around us.

Sincere sympathy to the wife and family of the late Oland Gouchie of Amherst, who passed away, after a short illness. Wendell and Margaret Reid were among those who visited with the family at the funeral home in Amherst, on Saturday. It is never easy to lose a loved one.

We are very pleased to hear that Eldon Reid of Oxford has been able to return to his home after having spent some time in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, near Amherst.

Wendell and Margaret Reid were among the many folks who attended the delicious supper on Wednesday evening provided by the Oxford Senior’s Club. Victor Mac Cormack provided music for this event. Robert Hunsley offered thanks for the food, and then supper was served buffet style. It was a delicious meal with a very good selection of main dishes and desserts.

Millvale was a busy place on the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. A coffee house was held at the Millvale Community Hall. This planned event was to raise funds to have new windows installed in the hall.

Entertainment for Oct.13, was presented by Silver Rose and music for Oct. 14 was provided by Andy Crossman.

A wonderful selection of desserts were offered as well as tea or coffee. The ladies who looked after the kitchen were Mary Esther Smith, Andrea Stewart, Lorna Stewart and Linda Stewart.

The servers were: Bruce Stewart, Alvord Stewart, Jason Stewart, Keegan Stewart and Rory Stewart. The music was delightful and the desserts were delicious. What a wonderful way to spend an evening and all for a very good cause.

Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith of Millvale were happy to be able to celebrate their granddaughter, Holly Knol’s, birthday with her and her family in Oxford last Sunday.

On Monday, Oct. 16, the Oxford and Area Men provided music at the White Birches Nursing Home and several of their wives accompanied them. It is such a privilege to be able to visit with these dear folks.

I know one lady well, as I used to work with her sister, on Quality Control at Oxford Frozen Foods and another resident is a lady who once worked in the office at Oxford Frozen Foods. We never know what changes our lives will take from one day to another. After the singing was over, everyone was invited to the dining area, where a delicious lunch was served.

On Thursday evening, Wendell and Margaret Reid, guests of Wendy Reid attended the delicious supper which was served in the Vestry of the Little River United Baptist Church.

There were dishes of many kinds and an abundant spread of delectable desserts. I found it most enjoyable to visit with friends from Little River.

The Little River Baptist Church was where I started attending Sunday School 81 years ago and I also sang in the Little River Church Choir, from the time I was 13 until I married at the age of 20. The Little River Baptist Church holds many fond memories for me.

Mary Esther Smith accompanied her granddaughter Erica Smith and Erica’s mother, Monica Smith, to Truro for an appointment on Monday. Jeannie Knol and children, Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffen were visiting with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith on Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon, Wendell and Margaret Reid visited with the Family of the Late Oland Gouchie of Amherst, at Campbell’s Funeral Home in Amherst. We wish to express our sincere sympathy, to Ollie’s Family and many friends.

On Wednesday, Wendell Reid kept an appointment with his dentist, Dr. Randy Ryan, of Springhill to have his teeth cleaned. Wendell is very fortunate to have nearly all of his own teeth at his age of 86.

Well, folks that is all our news until next time.

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Margaret Reid writes a column for the Williamsdale-Collingwood area. She can be reached at 902-686-3259.

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