Good morning everyone and what lovely weather we are having. It seems as if the frost has hung around, longer than usual, but I know everyone is patiently awaiting the nice summer days.
We were down to the Reid cottage on Pipes Beach on Friday, June 7 and we had a nice visit, with our next door neighbours at the cottage, Keith and Queenie Perry of Amherst. We bought our cottage about 37 years ago, so we have known the Perrys for many years.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, Martha Forrest, and two sons Jim and Ben, and their families, due to the death of the late Ronald Forrest. Martha Forrest was always very active in the Wentworth Baptist Church. A huge crowd attended the funeral to show their love and respect.
The Oxford and Area Men’s Club held their annual supper at Camp Pagweak on Monday, June 3. It was a pot luck supper and there was an excellent variety of casseroles, salads, baked beans, and also a delicious variety of pies and other desserts.
Several of the club members had ordered frozen packages of lobster. After supper was over and the dishes cleared away, a sing-song was enjoyed by all. Music was provided by Victor MacCormack on the piano and Wayne Reid on the guitar.
We were very pleased to have Rev. Dewis Rector and his wife, June, of Prince Edward Island join us for the event, and Dewis also sang a solo for us. We were favoured with solos from Victor MacCormack, Wayne Reid and Ken Embree.
The Oxford and Area Men’s Club and their wives sang a number of beautiful hymns. Then, all too soon, it was time to pack up and go home. It was great music, mouth-watering food, and time well spent with folks we love and respect.
Supper guests on Sunday with Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith and Blaine Smith were Greg and Margo Patriquin and their children, Logan and Lexie, of Collingwood, and also Jeannie Knol of Oxford and children Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffin.
Well, I answered the phone one day last week and it was one of our special friends, Terry Keiver, calling to say that he and his friend, Gloria, were coming for a visit, if we were going to be home. Well, they arrived and we enjoyed a wonderful visit with them, and caught up on all the news.
Terry’s grandmother, the Late Ida Jobb, used to live just up the road from us and she and her husband, Mel Jobb, attended the Millvale Baptist Church. Ida was also part of the ladies auxiliary group, so it seems that we have known them for a long while. Terry took part with music in the many concerts that were held in the Millvale Community Hall.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of the late Murray Rushton. Murray grew up here in the little community of Williamsdale and he could always be counted on to take part in the concerts that we used to have in the Millvale Community Hall. Murray was a talented musician, and he could play several different instruments, and he was never shy about taking part in the dialogues at the hall. Murray will be sincerely missed.
Brent Reid of Hantsport and his son Jordon, was visiting with us one day last week, and stayed for lunch.
Well folks, I guess that is all the news for now!
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Margaret Reid covers the Williamsdale area for the Amherst News.