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World Day of Prayer service brings congregations together

Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid
Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid

Good morning folks, and I hope I’m not being too optimistic in looking forward to an early spring.

When we were children we always thought that April was the time to put away our sleds and skates and bring out the balls and bats.

When we were children we always thought that April was the time to put away our sleds and skates and bring out the balls and bats.

The late Harold and Marjorie Furlong and their family used to make their home in Little River, and their home was always open to the young people of the area. We would all play ball in the evening, and when it got dark they would invite us inside for a cookie and a cold drink, and where everyone tried to see who could tell the most outrageous ghost story.

On March 4, Wendell and Margaret Reid were invited to the home of Wendell’s brother, Eldon Reid in Oxford, where Eldon was celebrating his 91st birthday. Eldon blew out the candles on his birthday cake; hotdogs and hot turkey sandwiches, along with birthday cake were served. There were a good number of friends and relatives who attended the party.

On March 1,Wendell and Margaret Reid motored to Folly Lake to the home of our dear friends, Harry and Beth Crouse. Beth had prepared a delicious dinner, in celebration of Wendell’s birthday. Wendell and Margaret had a wonderful visit with Beth and Harry.

While shopping in Amherst one day last week, a lady reached out and smiled and took my hand. She looked familiar, but I couldn’t be sure who she was until she told me she was Vickie (Divine) Miller, and that she remembered me from when I worked on quality control with her at Oxford Frozen Foods.

It has been 32 years since I worked at the plant, so it is surely nice to be remembered, and we had a nice chat to catch up on old times.

Gordon Stevens was a recent visitor with Charles and Lois Ripley and Gordon also visited with Irven Mitchell in Oxford. Gordon and his daughter, Linda Hardie, were out shopping in Amherst one day last week.

On Friday, March 3, a goodly number of ladies from the Millvale United Baptist Church, the Thomson United Church and the Collingwood United Church gathered at the Millvale Baptist Church for the ladies World Day Of Prayer service.

Rev. Jim Smith was the guest speaker. We were favoured with two musical selections by Joyce MacMasters, self accompanied on her guitar, and also two selections by Wendy Reid, self accompanied on her guitar. Offering was received by John Stewart and Wendell Reid. Several  of the ladies had put a lot of thought and planning into the program and this made it very special indeed.

Wayne and Karma Reid of Pugwash, were visiting on Tuesday, with Wayne’s parents, Wendell and Margaret Reid and Wendy Reid.

 On Wednesday, the United Baptist Ladies Auxiliary, met at the home of Elizabeth and John Stewart in Oxford. During the meeting, plans were made for an evening of music to be held in the Millvale United Baptist Church and plans are also being made for our annual yard and bake sale, to be held in the Millvale Hall in May.

Bible study was held at the home of Wendell and Margaret Reid on Thursday evening with a good number in attendance. A very interesting study was held with Pastor Jim explaining several passages of scripture to us. 

The study closed and then a delicious lunch was served. It is a privilege to live in a country where we are free to live and worship freely.

Gordon Stevens was visiting recently with his sister and her husband, Wilson and Edith Hunsley of Little River, and he also visited with his brother and his wife, Glendon and Geraldine Stevens of Wyvern.

Wendell and Margaret Reid motored to Truro on Thursday to do some shopping. Later on they enjoyed dinner at the Double C Restaurant near Masstown.

On March 11, Kya Milton celebrated her 18th birthday with family and friends at Frank and Gino’s Restaurant in Truro. Kya and a friend, along with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith, Helen Meredith, Blake and Monica Smith, Erica and Gerry Smith, Cassie Robinson, Greg and Margo Patriquin, Logan and Lexie Patriquin, Cheryl Patriquin, Tessa and Gracie Patriquin, and Marley Sarson. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and they all wished Kya a Happy Birthday.

Quote: “Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” Victor Hugo


Margaret Reid writes a column for the Williamsdale-Collingwood area. She can be reached at 902-686-3259.


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