Condolences go out to Patty (Curtis) Shanks and all family members on the passing of her mother, Verna MacMichael, Wallace Bridge, on November 14; sympathy, also to Ruth Elliott, children, siblings, and all family members on the passing of Harold Elliott, Wallace Bridge, on Nov. 16. Thinking of you all at these difficult times.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Russ Elliott, Wallace River; grandson Dylan Darragh and Debbie Elliott, Wallace Bridge; Scott Ferdinand, Wallace Bay; Deliah Smith and Arthur Oderkirk, Rockley; Karen Smith, Bible Hill; Gloria Jean Chu, Gulf Shore; Cindy Trenholm and Pauline Dowe, Pugwash; Sid Way, Porter's Lake; and Gladys Sleigh, Middle Sackville. Wedding Anniversary greetings to Jim and Thaxena Whitman, Terry and Linda Fitzsimons, Roy and Helen Mattinson, Karen and Craig Halverson, all of Pugwash, and Arthur and Marina Oderkirk, Rockley.
A reminder of some upcoming dates at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Br. #60, Pugwash: Toy and Gift Bingo there on Thursday evening, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Come out and support our local Food Bank; on Saturday, Nov. 25, Sunset Fall Craft and Gift Sale, along with baked goods, canteen facilities, free parking and entry.
Cyrus Eaton Elementary School is asking for donations of new or gently used items so that all children will be able to do their Christmas shopping at very reasonable rates. If you have any puzzles, games, coffee mugs, Christmas ornaments, jewelry,
ties, baby items or toys, mittens, scarves, socks, knick-knacks, etc., that you would like to re-gift, they ask for them to please be dropped off at the school by December 5. Any Christmas Gift Bags would also be welcome.
Faye Moore, Conns Mills, and Shirley White spent Wednesday shopping in Truro.
Visiting Shirley this week were her brother, Ken and Bonnie Langille, Malagash, and Carol Thompson, N. Wallace.
A busy week coming up, but folks mark your calendar for an Evening of Music at Wesley-St. Matthew's United Church on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. The entertainment will consist of The Fun Tones, Pugwash Ukulele Group, 4-Fun Quartet, Julia Gill, Ralph Anderson and friends. Enjoy folk, country, gospel, 50s/60s, Christmas, and even Hawaiian music.
There will be a freewill offering, and refreshments to follow. Proceeds for Calvary United Church, Port Howe.
Winner of the Pugwash Firemen's 50/50 draw on Wednesday was Nancy Ellis; Chase the Ace winner on Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Br. #60 was Steve Arkens; there was no winner last week for the Co-Op Toonie draw and no winner again this week; and there were ten and a half tables of cribbage in play at the Legion on Saturday afternoon.
Shirley and John Fortier, Riverview, and Peggy Allen, Pugwash, called on Mary Doyle this week.
Peggy Allen and I both kept medical appointments in Amherst on Friday. Later we enjoyed our usual drive-thru meal at McDonald's.
Haven't mentioned my cactus, Leah, for awhile as she has not been doing well. I decided to give her some new soil, a larger pot, as I could not believe how root-bound she was. I think it is called neglect. As I write, I am sure I can see her looking up, with lots of buds, so I am hoping she will be in full blossom by Christmas.
Callers this week with me include Ron Trenholm, Rockley; Diane Reid, Gulf Shore;
Roberta Angevine, Fountain Road; Denise Darragh, Kate Wilson and Bruce Gullon, Wallace; Rev. Meggin King, Peggy Allen, Janet Gullens and Sherry Arkens, Pugwash.
Please keep all our sick and shut-ins, including Brud King, Dorothy Dixon, Arlene Chesnutt and Judy Allen in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Thought for the week: “ Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday.”
Mary Patterson is the Pugwash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record. If you have information for her, please call 902-243-2708.