Sympathy goes out to mother, Eva Polley, East Cumberland Lodge, daughter Becky Polly, Dartmouth, siblings, grandchildren, and all other family members of Eddy Polley who passed away at home on Nov. 29.
More Christmas lights seem to be going up every day. If folks are able, they should try and take a drive around at night to view how pretty our village looks. Now with all the lights, and Christmas music coming on radio and TV, hard not to get into the festive season mood.
I am blessed to have my family doing my Christmas shopping for me. I know there are lots of festivities, gatherings and dinners, but let's not forget the Reason for the Season, and we all know what that is. Amen!
Winner of the firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday evening was Gertie Canning. Winner of the consolation prize at Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Br. #60, Pugwash, on Saturday afternoon was Mae Bowser. Congratulations, ladies. Not sure if the Co-Op Toonie draw went or not.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Paul Patriquin, Amherst; Danny Gullens, Bramelea, Ont., Kaylee Demings, Pugwash; Ed Smith, Wallace Bridge; and Dawson Darragh, Wentworth.
Callers with Mary Doyle this week include niece Lily and Dave DeYoung, Linacy; Shirley Fortier, Riverview; Shelley Casey, Peggy Allen and Rev. Meggin King, Pugwash.
The Rebekahs held a very successful Craft and Bake Sale at their hall on Water Street on Saturday.
Shirley White accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Saint John, N,B., on Sunday to visit Charlene, Coady and children. Enjoyed a late lunch, then returned home again. Shirley said they saw quite a bit of snow between Moncton and Sussex.
I was very pleased to win the 50/50 draw of $87.50 from the Jr. Girl's Basketball Team, who held a barbecue at the Co-Op on Friday. Paula Polley, daughter Taylor and her friend, were kind enough to drop it off to me. They said it was a great success, so I gave them a tip to make it more so. Way to go, girls!
- Kevin LeBlanc, Hubbards, came on Wednesday to spend a few days with me.
Dana came on Friday night and spent the weekend with us. Kev had lunch with Ron Trenholm, Rockley on Saturday. Kev and Dana attended the delicious turkey supper at the Firemen's Hall on Saturday evening, catered to by the Reeves' and served by the local 4-H girls. Such community spirit.
On Sunday, we celebrated Dana's birthday by having most of my gang and a couple friends in for a ham supper, homemade chocolate cake and boiled icing. As always, it was a great time for story telling, by young and old, so many laughs and just a great time. Grant and Janet had to leave early (at dish-washing time) but said he would feel guilty if he didn't help, so stopped and dried three dinner plates, and left. Only Grant! Dana and Kev returned to Hubbards that night.
All left and now a very quiet house. Oh, must not forget, one guest arrived with Christmas lights on the hood of her car. Who would do that, but Katie Wilson?
Other callers this week include Eleanor Conrad, Roslin; Burt McWade, West Pugwash; Peggy Allen and Janet Gullens, Pugwash.
Lots of our friends and neighbours are not enjoying good health at this time. Please keep Brud King, Terry Smith, Mike Purdy and all others in your thoughts and prayers.
Thought for the week: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” - Mark Twain
Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.