Spring cleaning like a mad woman, feels so good to open a window without having it freeze open. The Chinese people clean their homes to get ready for their new year, late winter/early spring. They feel it removes bad luck that may have accumulated during the previous year. Germiest places: light switches, fridge handles, kitchen sink, taps, tech toys, bathrooms, toothbrushes and, something I never think of, salt and pepper shakers.
The dance to raise funds for the bathroom renovations at the Glenwood Hall was a great success. Thank you to amazing musicians Hillbilly Scrabble: Scott Atchison, James Lamb, Jenny Lester, Richard Jenne, Ian Olmstead, Marc Thibeault. Mark Perry stopped in to play (awesome). Support for the renovations is so appreciated. Next is a Ukrainian Dinner at the Hall, May 7, doors open 6pm, dinner 6:30, live entertainment, silent auction. Bring your family; enjoy a yummy home-cooked meal of perogies, cabbage rolls and dessert, all the while helping to make the renovation possible. Tickets are at Calderwood Realty, $15 each. Remember to vote! The Glenwood Hall is among the top three in the Credit Union Celebration contest. Vote once a day at the Credit Union. Winners to be announced April 26 at the CU AGM. The money would go far in completing necessary upgrades to the Hall, so many memories contained within those walls.
Did you know golf balls were originally made of wood? Early 17th century the feather ball was introduced, a slow and expensive process to manufacture: boiled feathers compressed into a hole left in a stitched leather cover. 1848, the invention of the cheaper gutta-percha ball helped make the game.
Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada will be launched April 18. For the very first time food policy, not just agriculture, is part of all party platforms in a federal election. The People’s Food Policy reflects a wave of concern about our food system, and proposes concrete steps toward a healthy, fair and environment- friendly food system. Check out A People’s Food Policy and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture web-sites for more information.
Had lunch at my favorite place, wished Betty Kennedy a belated Happy Birthday. She was given a beautiful hand decorated album made by her daughter with 100 birthday cards inside. She said it was the best way to start her 75th year, celebrating it with 100 friends. There are plans afoot to have a garage sale May 28, 9am to noon at the Seniors’ Activity Centre, raising funds to assist seniors traveling to the Seniors’ Games. Start saving your items now, all donations accepted: Contact Ilene 847-3478 with questions.
Closing with: There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. Booker T. Washington.
Lorraine Doiron writes the weekly View from the Porch column.