Good morning everyone, and its so nice to see and hear the sounds of Christmas in the air.
The Oxford Frozen Foods Pioneer Club held its annual Christmas party at the Oxford Pioneer Seniors Hall in Oxford, on Friday, Nov.17. There Were 14 present for the party.
A moment of silence was observed in honour of the memory of Gordon Stevens. Gordon was a member of the club for many years. We answered roll call with the many kinds of weather we expect to have this winter.
The meeting was conducted by our president, Gloria Nix. After the meeting closed plans were made for our next meeting, which will be held in June at the Reid’s cottage at Pipes Beach.
Wendell Reid asked the blessing and then a delicious meal was served, buffet style. After dinner was over Victor MacCormick played the piano to accompany the singing, and we enjoyed some carol singing. Some pictures were taken of the group.
Mary Esther Smith recently dropped in for a visit with Wendy Reid, Wendell and Margaret Reid. It is always very nice when a neighbour drops in for a chat.
Irven MacCormick of Rodney was a recent dinner visitor with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith and Blaine Smith.
We were very pleased to have our eldest son, James Reid of Bridgewater, spend a few days visiting with us last week. He wasn’t successful at getting a deer, but I don’t think that here are many deer around this year. Wendy made a nice barbequed supper with all the trimmings when Jim was home.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Verna MacMichael on Thursday. Verna was one of our neighbours for many years, while she lived with her sister the late Eleanor Ripley of Millvale.
Wendell and Margaret Reid visited with the Family at Mundle’s Funeral Home in Pugwash on Friday evening. Wendy Reid was the soloist at the funeral on Saturday. Bruce and Lorna Stewart also attended the funeral. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family.
Margo Patriquin, and Logan accompanied Mary Esther Smith to Moncton on Thursday where they were visiting with Jeannie MacCallum.
We were pleased to learn that John Chouinard has returned home after having had surgery. John’s many friend wish for him a speedy recovery. Wendell and Margaret Reid dropped in for a visit with John and Vonetta and had a cup of tea with them.
Wendell and Margaret Reid accompanied the men’s choir, on Monday afternoon, when they sang at Centennial Villa in Amherst. It was nice to have a chat with resident, Murray Rushton, formerly of River Phillip, and also with resident, Fred Thompson, formerly of Little River and several others. I used to attend school with Fred Thompson and several other members of his family, when we all lived in Little River.
On Saturday, Mary Esther Smith accompanied by Jeanne Knol and children, Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffen of Oxford, and also by Margo Patriquin, Logan and Lexie of Collingwood, motored to Truro to watch the animated version of The Star. It was an animated version of the first Christmas. They all enjoyed it very much. This was a part of the children’s Christmas gift, from Grammie and Grampie Smith.
Brent Reid of Hantsport, was a over-night visitor on Saturday with his parents, Wendell and Margaret Reid.
On Sunday evening, John and Vionetta Chouinard, Wendell and Margaret Reid, attended the special Christmas service which was held in the Victoria United Church. The little church was filled to near capacity. Pastor Laurie MacLeod of Oxford brought a very thought provoking message. Beautiful Christmas was supplied by the Oxford and Area Fun Tones.
After the service a delicious lunch was served by the ladies as well as several gentlemen who helped them, bring to a close a most delightful evening.
Quote: “Millions who long for immortality have no idea, what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday!”
Margaret Reid writes a column for the Williamsdale-Collingwood area. She can be reached at 902-686-3259.