Much sympathy goes out to Betty Smith Casey, children, siblings and all family members on the passing of Don Casey, Amherst/Port Howe, on March 6, at CRHCC; condolences also to Beth Drummond and all family members on the sudden passing of her husband, Wade, of Malagash, on Saturday, March 10. Thinking of you all at these sad times.
It was quite a week for weather, eh? Schools were cancelled on Thursday, as well as meetings and other events, and many businesses closed early so their staff could get home safely.
The forecast for this week sounds a bit iffy, too. Oh well, spring is just around the corner.
So many folks, especially teachers, had plans to fly out of airports on Saturday before March Break. Whatever the outcome, I hope everyone has a great March Break, and returns home feeling less stressful and more rested.
Friday was a beehive of activity as several fire departments were called to a fire at the old Seagull Building in South Pugwash. I’m not sure of the outcome of that.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Ruth Elliott, Wallace Bridge; Muriel Latta, Pugwash; Gladys Mingo, Tatamagouche; Sheila Thompson, Leicester; Genelle Handy, Riverview; Patti Hollis MacDonald, Truro; Geraldine Pye and Robbie Nicholson, West Pugwash; Charles (Dig) Trenholm, Linden; and to those birthday people I omitted out last week, Cheryl Broughton, Westchester; Vicky Lynds, Lake Road; Jordan Bennett, Chuck VanBuskirk and Mike Cameron, Pugwash; Emily and Jessica Flynn, Wallace; David Elliott, Gulf Shore; Joey Crummey, Fredericton; and Tom Webb, South Pugwash, who, by the way, is recuperating at home following hip surgery in a Moncton Hospital. Happy wedding anniversary to Dennis and Vicky Lynds on March 13.
Callers with Mary Doyle this week include Paul Fahey, Port Howe; Elaine Nepjuk, Gulf Shore; John and Shirley Fortier, Riverview.
The N.C.M.H. Auxiliary held their first meeting since December on March 6 in the Board Room at the hospital, with Beryl MacLean in the Chair.
Winner of the Pugwash Fire Department's 50/50 draw on Wednesday night was Virginia Langille, and no winner again for the Co-Op's Toonie draw on Sunday. Congratulations, Virginia.
The Pick 'N' Grin Group, along with the Carter Sisters, were a big hit at Wesley St. Matthew's United Church on Sunday evening, with a good crowd in attendance. A great performance, I was told. Lunch and fellowship followed.
On Tuesday, daughter Denise, Bruce Gullon and I enjoyed supper with Kevin and Dana LeBlanc, Murray Siding; then we played Radio Bingo. We did not win but the laughs and comments were priceless.
On Monday, Ronalda and Barry Smith, Aidan Pollard and Shirley White drove to Truro, and were joined by Taylor White, where they all enjoyed supper to celebrate Taylor and Aidan's early birthdays.
On Tuesday, Shirley and Aidan shopped in Amherst and enjoyed lunch. On Wednesday, Ronalda and Barry drove Aidan to Sussex, where he was met by his mother, Charlene and sister, Kelsey, after spending his March Break here.
Callers with me this week include Eleanor Conrad, Roslin; Stephen Russell, Wallace Bridge; Kim and Salina Rinaldo, Herring Cove; Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Janet Gullens and Peggy Wentzell, Pugwash.
On Sunday, Grant, Janet, Denise, Bruce and I enjoyed supper at MacFarlane's Lantern Restaurant. What a place to eat, where everyone knows everyone, with so many old stories shared and tons of laughter, not to mention the delicious food.
Then we all came back to my place for dessert and tea/coffee. How blessed I am!
Please keep Alice Power, Gulf Shore, and all our sick and shut-in friends and neighbours in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Thought for the week: “No matter the storm, there's always a rainbow waiting.” - Author Unknown
Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area.