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Visitors mean so much on Mother's Day

Folks at Evergreen Place, Princess Lodge and Miniota enjoyed Mother's Day and birthdays.
Braybrook cake
Evergreen Place resident Doug Braybrook is sharing his 75th birthday Black Forest cake with whoever comes to the Common Room.

Miniota News By Linda Clark

Wayne Poppel and Valerie Carton enjoyed a trip west to Black Falls, Alta. to visit with Kathryn, Brandon, Riona, Quinn and Cassidy Pollard.

Sympathy is extended to Sandra and Don Armitage and family on the death of Sandra’s mom, Margaret Heise on May 5 at Shoal Lake.

Our best wishes go with Dorothea Amy who has moved to Morley House in Shoal Lake. We hope you enjoy your new home.

Sympathy is extended to Enid Haines and her family on the death of her brother, John Newsham at Innisfail Alta.

“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness.” James E. Faust

 

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

A bird overhead sang "Follow" 

And a bird to the right sang "Here"

And the arch of the leaves was hollow

And the meaning of MAY was clear. - Algernon Charles Swinburn

This is the merry month of May. I love it as it is my birthday month. I also love it because it is getting warmer, but not too hot, and the days are getting longer. It is good to open my window and hear the birds chirping their Spring songs here in the tall Spruce trees around Evergreen.

The above quote is how it must have been one day last week, that they sang, "Follow me." I drove right to my favorite summer spot, the Lions Campground. Sure enough, the gates were open and I drove through the campground and saw how busy the Lions are preparing for summer campers. My Alberta children have booked their holiday here already.

I am glad to report some Mother's Day happenings here:

Irene Rowand, Chris and Donna went to Irene's daughter Faye's place for a special Mother's Day supper, on Sunday.

Harold and Lynda Spring went to Brandon on Saturday, the 7th, for a sister's 80th birthday dinner. On Mother's Day they went to their daughter Candace, and Ron's in Pipestone for lunch. Their son Steve and Tracy also joined them from Killarney.

Emmi Schneider's daughter, Suzie and Bruce Dunning, had her over for a special meal on Sunday, the 8th.

Vern and Margaret Rollo met with Margaret's sister and her brother Russell and Joan Sararas on Saturday, the 7th.

I enjoyed my Mother’s Day visit and meal at my son Peter and Cindy's place near Cromer.

We welcome Darlene Brochu and Jim Milne to the Evergreen family. They are busy moving in from Melita these days.

Dee's Electric Ltd. of Swan River is done renewing the fire alarm system here. On Friday, May 6, they tested the new alarm system. It was loud and clear. All seemed to be in order so they moved home. A job well done. Thank you!

Quote for today: "May... is full of all the things that make Spring and the brighter part of the year so special. Flowers bud, the sun shines, and new seeds are sown into the fabric of our lives. May is awesome." - Jenna Danchuk

Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson
Brian and Sandy Heaman threw Joyce Heaman a birthday supper on May 1, for her 91st Birthday. She had calls from the family on the third plus Jonathan Lesyk, and Bev and Willie Zwarich gave her a surprise with flowers left on the table. Also had Mother's Day supper with Brian and Sandy on Monday at the golf course.
Cheryl Magotiaux from Qu'Appelle, Sask came to visit her mom, Irene Magotiaux for a few days.
David John Greenlay of Leduc, Alta spent 10 days with his mother Ethel Bowles and attended his sister’s funeral. Ray and Kim Everette of Brandon held a supper at Chicken Chef with Ethel and David Greenlay.
Janice Simpson, Shirley Gibson, Donna George, Fran Bayliss, and Marlene Heaman went to Kenora, Ont for a meeting on May 7. A long drive but we had a good drive and a good time.