Good morning everyone, and I hope you are getting along alright through the many snowstorms that we are having. Surely when March is over we will see some warmer weather.
The ladies world day of prayer was held in the Millvale United Baptist Church on the First Friday in March with about 28 folks in attendance. It was a combined service with the ladies of the Collingwood United Church, the Millvale United Baptist Church and two ladies from the Thomson United Church.
Wanda Lloy of Collingwood was organist for the service. Pastor James Smith brought the message. This was a very meaningful service and following the service everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch served buffet style and a time of fellowship.
Mrs. Lottie Lloy of Collingwood, and myself were two ladies who attended the original service in 1962.
Mary Esther Smith called on Lorna Stewart recently to wish her a Happy Birthday.
Wayne and Karma Reid of Pugwash spent Saturday evening visiting with Wayne’s parents, Wendell and Margaret Reid
Alvord and Linda Stewart of Millvale returned from their Quebec trip visiting with son, Greg, wife Stephanie and grandchildren, Logan and Payton. While there they celebrated Logan’s sixth birthday and spent a day on the ski hill, along with the girls. It was a wonderful few days spent enjoying family time together.
The Oxford and Area Men’s Club met in the vestry of the Oxford United Baptist Church in Oxford on March 5 for their regular monthly meeting. Wendell Reid lead the group in prayer, and then Margaret Reid assisted Wendell with the program.
Wendell and Margaret spoke on some of the experiences they had during their many years of being foster parents.
They were foster parents to 10 children, five of whom came to us as infants right from the hospital. There are many fond memories of these children and I especially enjoyed the infants and rocking with them in my big rocking chair. We felt we were among those who were instrumental in helping these children get a start and if I had it to do over I would do the same thing.
Jeanne Knol and son Griffen of Oxford were recent visitors with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith. Irven MacCormick of Rodney was a recent visitor at the same home.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of the late Donald Casey. I was first introduced to several members of the Casey Family when I used to attend Young People’s in Beckwith back when I was a teenager and the pastor was Rev. Gordon MacClare. I guess that was in the late 40s. I think there are only four siblings remaining in the Casey family.
Bruce and Lorna Stewart of Millvale were supper guests with Wendy Reid and Wendell and Margaret Reid on Saturday evening.
Jeanne Knol and children Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffen of Oxford, Mervyn, and Mary Esther Smith, Blaine Smith of Millvale and Blaine Smith of Collingwood all enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream in celebration of Kya Milton’s 19th birthday. Congratulations Kya!
Well that is all our news for now.
Quote: “A true friend is one, who notices when you lose a couple of pounds, but doesn’t notice when you gain 10!”
Margaret Reid writes a column for the Williamsdale-Collingwood area. She can be reached at 902-686-3259.