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Columnist on the mend after successful knee surgery

['Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid']
['Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid']

Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid

Good morning everyone, and it so nice to have the lovely spring weather.

I’m learning to walk again after having re-constructive surgery on my left knee at the Moncton City Hospital and I was very fortunate to have Dr. Clark as my surgeon.

Our son, Wayne Reid of Pugwash, took me to the hospital in the wee hours on the morning of the day of surgery. While in hospital I had visits from my husband, Wendell, daughter, Wendy, and son, Brent.

On Mother’s Day they told me I could come home so Karma Reid of Pugwash came and got Wendell and they came to the hospital to bring me home. I felt that was a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, to be able to return to my family. Karma stayed and looked after us for a few days.

Lorna Stewart was here to visit us one evening, and she brought a delicious plate of cinnamon rolls. It is a great blessing, to have good neighbours.

One of our daughter-in-laws, Norma Reid, who lives in Bridgewater came here on Tuesday and stayed for three days. She took care of the housework, and helped to get the meals.

Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith were to Truro on Tuesday, where Mervyn underwent surgery on his hand. We pray that the surgery was a success and that he will be feeling better soon.

Our dear friends, Harry and Beth Crouse, came to visit one afternoon and stayed for supper. Beth brought us some homemade bread and a bottle of her special soup that she makes.

I have just learned that new windows have been installed in the Millvale Community Hall by Randy Smith. That is really good because the little hall is where we hold our sales and sometimes a concert.

Mary Esther Smith accompanied Margo Smith and her children, Logan and Lexie, to Moncton recently, where Margo kept a medical appointment.

Our youngest son, Brent Reid of Hantsport, came on Friday for a few days to help look after the “old folks.”

Kya Milton of Collingwood returned home on Friday after having enjoyed a visit to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

So sorry to hear that Eldon Reid is a patient in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre again. We hope he will soon be feeling much better.

Linda Stewart of Millvale had a nice visit with us on Friday. She brought me a bouquet of flowers - a gift from the Baptist Ladies Auxiliary. They are so beautiful to look at and admire. It brightens the whole house up.

Gordon and Jeanne Mac Callum of Moncton, Jeanne Knol of Oxford and children, Quinn, Makenna, Holly, and son Griffen, were supper guests with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith on Sunday.

During our regular church service in the Millvale Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a duet by Brent Reid and his sister Wendy Reid, accompanied on the guitar by Wendy. It was very much enjoyed and appreciated.

Well folks, I guess that is all the news from our little community for this week!

Quote: “Give what you have to someone. It may be better than you dare to think.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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

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