I think it has been a pretty slack week for news in Oxford or else I don’t know about it (no laughing).
I hear there was a fire up Collingwood/Williamsdale area and apparently the second one in that vicinity. Makes one wonder and no one was hurt.
Gladys Dujay called to let me know it was her 75th birthday on the 26 and if memory serves me George Longard had a birthday on that exact same day too as did many others I am sure, but I don’t know about them.
I see renovations are happening on the corner. Racks are in to hang things and I think I saw some large boxes, so I am assuming washers and dryers have arrived. So they are progressing.
I took a drive out to visit Earl Mattinson and I sincerely hope that road is slated for resurfacing or something this spring. It is terribly rough.
This coming Friday is Music Jam at Oxford Capitol Theatre.
You never know who will show up at these things. A friend brought Murray Rushton in from Gables in Amherst. He was so pleased to be there.
There was a time when Murray played a lot of music himself. A couple of strokes finished all that. So, take a lesson from that - if there is something you enjoy doing and no one is hurt by it, get out there and do it.
The Poetry Event is coming together. I am gathering poems and poets and I think everyone will be surprised with what and who I have found. I know I am thrilled at the participation. I am going to start saving and coordinating for next year very soon.
I am thinking of an annual event. We are getting posters done soon so watch for them.
March 10 at p.m. is International Women’s Day and we celebrate at the Oxford Capitol Theatre.
I think that is all for this week. I guess better slim than none.
Eleanor Crowley writes a column for the Oxford area for The Citizen-Record