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Blueberry season is underway in Cumberland County

['Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid']
['Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid']

Williamsdale News with Margaret Reid

Good morning everyone and I expect everyone has been out getting a nice tan, in all this sunny weather.

The blueberry harvesting has started, so I hope there will be nice weather until the crop is gathered.

When we were children we used to pick the first blueberries that ripened and then my mother would make us a “blueberry dough dog.” Mother had her own special touch and was it ever delicious. Although I have cooked a lot I have never made a “dough dog” for my family.

Derek and Brenda Reid of Ottawa are spending a month at the Reid Cottage and they are also spending time visiting with us and with other family members.

Their eldest son, Matthew, and his friend from Ontario also spent a few days at the cottage. While Matthew was home he got his grandmother, Margaret Reid, to recite several of the poems and recitations that she has learned, over the years, which he put on tape, and he plans to make a recording of them for the rest of the family.

A goodly number of members from several of the seniors clubs gathered for their annual picnic at the seniors centre in Oxford recently.

Victor MacCormack started everything out on a lively note, with several selections on the piano. Then Bob Hunsley, led the local ukulele group in a =number of old familiar pieces. Two Ladies from other groups read a number of jokes, which were well received, and Margaret Reid recited two of the poems she had memorized.

At the close of the afternoon, a delicious supper was served buffet style, bringing to a close a most enjoyable afternoon.

Supper guests on Sunday with Mervyn and Mary Ester Smith and Blaine Smith were Jeannie Knol of Oxford and children Quinn, Makenna, Holly and Griffen of Oxford.

Wanda Lloy, Carol Embree, Donna Tait and Wendy Reid were among those who took part in the musical program which was put on by Reg Patriquin and family of Oxford in the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Centre in Springhill on Saturday evening, Aug. 17. There were a lot of people in attendance.

Mervyn and Mary Esther Smith attended a Birthday party recently, in honour of their great grandson Levi Smith of Oxford. We hope Levi had a nice birthday, and we wish him many more.

Derek and Brenda Reid are spending a couple of days with Wendell and Margaret Reid, but they plan to return to the cottage in a couple of days.

Well, I guess that is all the news from our small community for now!

Quote: “Politicians are like ships. The more fog they are in, the more they toot their horns!”

Margaret Reid writes for the Williamsdale area for the Amherst News.

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