Sympathy is extended to all family members of Barbara Ellis, Halifax, who passed away on Feb. 1. Barb taught school in Pugwash many years ago and her late husband, Rev. MacAllister was the Anglican Priest, so they are fondly remembered by many of their friends and her co-workers.
For some brighter news, Jordon Stewart, formerly of Pugwash, will graduate from Basic Military Training in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Feb. 15. She will receive an award for Top Female Athlete in her platoon. Her parents Kelly and Ashley Thompson will attend her graduation ceremony. Private Stewart will immediately be transferred to CFB Camp Borden for Medical Technician Trade Training. Love and best wishes from her family and many friends in this area.
Did everyone notice an increase in their power bill recently? Last year for the two months, including Christmas, mine increased 20 some dollars. This year, for the same amount of time, it went up exactly sixty dollars. That has me scratching my head.
There was no winner for the fire department's 50/50 draw on Wednesday night, and also no winner for the Co-Op's Toonie Draw on Sunday. Better luck this week, folks!
Birthday wishes go out this week to our Valentines Peggy Allen, Pugwash; Rhonda Darragh, Wentworth; Garnet Ferdinand and Clara McLaren, Pugwash Junction;, Cheryl
Mattinson, Birchwood; Betty MacEwan, Pugwash River; Eldon Mundle, Pugwash Point; Marilyn Patriquin, Wallace Bridge; Lennie Steele, Fountain Road, and to other Valentines I may have missed. Other birthdays include Peter Lake, Bridgewater; Burton Ripley, Port Howe; Cheryl Faulkner White, Riverview; Earl Chase, Port Howe; Sharon Elliott McGinnis, Wallace Bridge; and Bertha Smith, Lower Truro. Wedding Anniversary greetings also go out to Peter and Myrna Trenholm on Valentine's Day.
Callers with Mary Doyle this week include Elaine Nepjuk, Gulf Shore; Paul Fahey, Port Howe; Jean and Ian Robertson, Barney's River; Joyce Bennett, West Pugwash; Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview; and Peggy Allen, Pugwash.
Shirley White accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Truro on Friday, where they shopped and enjoyed supper.
On Friday, daughter Denise Darragh, celebrated her 39th birthday (again) so I had most of my immediate family and a close friend, in for supper. Granddaughter, Leah Patterson, Moncton, was unable to make it. There were 11 here and yes, I had lots of help. So blessed. As always, lots of laughs, and sharing of funny stories. Two more friends joined us later for cake and coffee. Dana and Kevin spent the night and returned home to Hubbards on Saturday morning.
Other callers this week include Diane Reid, Gulf Shore; Cheryl Mattinson, Birchwood; Stephen Russell, Wallace Bridge; Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Bruce Gullon and Kate Wilson, Wallace; Marie Patriquin, Janet Gullens, and Peggy Allen, Pugwash.
Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your prayers this week, including all who have this not-so-nice flu.
Thought for the week: “One kind word can warm three winter months.” - Japanese Proverb
Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.