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Friday night golf had 37 players


Gulf Shore Notes with Dorothy McIver

Friday night golf social saw 37 in play. Winners were: Cecil McIver, Terry Gallagher, Shirley Sharpe and Wendy Patriquin. Second-place winners were Terry Stewart, Alex Sprague, Mary Eve Sprague and Deb MaGee.

Half and half winner was Mary Eve Sprague.

Next Friday night a larger turnout is expected as a dance will follow the golf. The band Derailed is playing. They gave us a sample of their talents a few weeks ago and were very well received.

A very enjoyable concert was held Sunday afternoon at Wesley-St. Matthew United Church in Pugwash. Talent featured was Peter Trenholm, Bill and Susan Huey, Ray Smeletzer and Carl Dalrymple.

I’m sure all who attended enjoyed the gospel music.

That Special Apron.

Grandma wore an apron to protect her areas underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash an apron than a dress and aprons required less material.

But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks and sometimes half hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big aprons, many a perspiring brow wiped bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen with that apron.

From the garden it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled it carried out the hulls.

In the autumn the apron was used to bring in the apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that old-time apron that served so many purposes.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughter sets hers on the windowsill to thaw.

The government would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an old apron but love…


Dorothy McIver is the columnist for the Gulf Shore area. She can be reached at 902-243-2427.


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