Apologies for a couple of news items last week. First of all, I omitted the late Valerie Rushton's last name, Allen. I also spelled Patty Ferdinand's last name incorrectly. I had Vardi and it is Pardy. Very sorry for both mistakes.
On a happier note, the deer continue to hang out on the Gullens' property next door. Just about every evening they visit and seem to enjoy digging for the chestnuts that
have fallen off the tree. Such gracious animals and a pleasure to watch.
Winner of the Pugwash Firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday evening was Anne Gillis; Chase the Ace consolation winner on Saturday was Shirley Cummings; winner of the Co-Op Toonie draw on Sunday was Harold Patterson. Congratulations to all.
Birthday wishes this week go out to Kathy MacKay Rushton, Wentworth; Karla Reeves, Regina; Weldon Latta, Wallace Bay; and Dorothy Dixon, Riverview.
At time of writing, Mary Doyle remains in the Lillian Fraser Hospital, Tatamagouche, and doing well but patiently waiting to go home. Mary is very appreciative to all those who have visited her, taken her in goodies and for the many telephone calls she has received. I try and touch base with her everyday by phone. Hopefully, next week, I can report that she is home.
I know I do not have to mention our cold weather as you all are experiencing it. Three days in a row I have not ventured outside - just too cold! I miss my daily visits to the Co-Op. It's the one place I can park by the door, get a cart and do a bit of walking.
On Saturday, Ronalda and Barry Smith, along with Shirley White, returned Aidan to Saint John, after he had spent a week visiting here.
Slow week for company, but had a few drop in. Those being Grant and Janet Patterson, Hastings; Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Jill Mundle, Fountain Road; Denise Darragh, Kate Wilson and Bruce Gullon, Wallace; Emily Demings, Peggy Allen, Lillix Polley, and Janet Gullens, Pugwash.
Notice that the construction crew across the street that was working on our water project must have closed for the winter. All is quiet, and the gentleman who lived in the Air Stream camper has moved out, along with his camper. I kind of miss all the racket in the mornings of the big trucks and machines, but I am sure when Spring approaches they will return.
Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Thought for the week: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” - Audrey Hepburn.