I have been under the weather for the past 10 days. My notes last week were not up to par. I can blame that on my computer; it was out of whack for four days or so.
Let's hope things start to look up for this week.
Brother Lawrence (Lon) MacKay, Robinsonville, N.B., came on Saturday and visited me until Thursday. I thank him so much, as he waited on me hand and foot. He visited with Gary and Judy Smith on Monday evening, and with Ron Trenholm on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, he drove me to Amherst to keep a medical appointment.
Last Monday, daughter Denise brought up complete turkey dinners for all, for supper. Saturday past, my gang and some friends put in a new dining room window for me. They all brought their own picnic lunches, and for supper, Denise brought a large pot of home-made spaghetti sauce, along with garlic bread, caesar salad and so on. Again I say, how blessed I am.
Birthday greetings go out to George Elliott, Wallace Bridge; Jeff Darragh, Wentworth; Mia Ferdinand, North Wallace; Barry Smith, Roy Mattinson, and Janet Miller, Pugwash. Wedding Anniversary wishes go out to Bill and Diana MacKay, Amherst, and Scott and Rhonda Ferdinand, Wallace Bay.
The Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Branch Number 60 Ladies Auxiliary enjoyed their annual dinner, held at the Sandpiper Restaurant on June 21. Their regular meeting followed at the legion. Next meeting will be held in September.
A good crowd was in attendance for the "decommissioning" of the Pugwash River United Church on Sunday, June 24.
Lily DeYoung and Jean Robertson visited their aunt Mary Doyle one day last week.
Peggy Wentzell, John and Shirley Fortier, visited this week.
Thaxena Whitman visited Shirley White on Thursday. On Saturday, June, 23, Shirley accompanied Ronalda and Barry Smith to Saint John, where they visited Charlene, Coady and children. Aidan returned home with them to spend some of his vacation.
There was no winner for the firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday; and no winner for the Co-Op's Toonie draw on Sunday.
Besides my family, other callers with me this week include Shirley Blair, Wallace; Eleanor Conrad, Roslin; Earl Chase and Janet Gullens, Gulf Shore; Bill and Diana MacKay, Amherst; Peggy Wentzell and Lillix Polley, Pugwash.
Hope to see a goodly crowd at Calvary United Church, Port Howe, on July 1, at 9:30 a.m. This will be the final service, and Rev. Meggin's last service. Calvary holds lots of memories for many of us, especially the MacKay's. Our great grandfather MacKay helped to build Calvary many years ago.
Please keep all our sick and shut-in friends and relatives in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Thought for the week: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” - Lao Tzu
Mary Patterson is the columnist for the Pugwash area for the Amherst News.