Good morning to all our readers and I hope you are enjoying this nice mild winter that we are having.
Apparently, they are not so fortunate in other places.
One of our sons and his family live in Ottawa, and they have had a really severe winter with heavy snow and very cold weather. One of the things we liked to do, on a cold winters evening, when we were children was to bring a huge bowl of russet apples out of the basement, and eat them while we played games.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and many friends of the late Victor Hunsley of Little River, who passed away recently. Victor was a few years younger than me, but he also attended school at the North Little River School when I did and he was always with the rest of our young people when we went coasting and skating. He was a handsome little boy with red curly hair and a friendly smile.
Victor, his wife and family lived out west for many years and then Victor and his wife Heather returned home and they built a beautiful new home in Little River. They were among the many folks who sponsored me when I walked for the orthopedic walk in Moncton each year.
Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith were to Truro on Tuesday where they kept their medical appointments. Mervyn has not been enjoying very good health this winter.
Brent Reid of Hantsport spent one night last week with his parents, Wendell and Margaret Reid.
Margo Patriquin of Collingwood was visiting recently with her parents, Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith of Millvale.
Wendell Reid and Jack Stevens kept appointments at the Springhill hospital on Thursday. There seems to be a lot of sickness this winter.
Margaret Reid accompanied her son, Wayne Reid of Pugwash to Moncton on Thursday where Margaret attended the pre-op sessions at Moncton City Hospital. Margaret plans to have some repair surgery done on her left knee sometime soon.
We were very sorry to learn of the passing of the late Margaret MacIntosh last week. Sincere sympathy is extended to her family and many friends.
I guess that is all the news for this time as it has been pretty quiet this week.
Quote: “Why is it that many of the people who have all the answers to teenage problems, don’t have any teenagers?”
Margaret Reid writes a column for the Williamsdale-Collingwood area. She can be reached at 902-686-3259.