Miniota News By Linda Clark
If you recall my quote from last week, “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” This week our Miniota community is very thankful for the positive reports being received on the outcome of the accident Brady Brown was involved in on the railway at Arrow River. Healing wishes are being sent to Brady who is in the Winnipeg Health Science Centre following surgeries. Our thoughts are also with Brittany Asselstine and their baby Hadlee, and Brady’s parents, Donna Brown of Miniota and Morley Brown of Hamiota and other extended family members. We can also be grateful for the quick reactions of the Miniota and Hamiota Fire Department and the STARS air ambulance. And to the members of the RM of Pipestone Fire Department who delivered the fuel for the air ambulance.
Flags flew at half mast in our community this past week in respect of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Many watched the funeral from Windsor as well as the service held in Ottawa.
A quote for this week from Winnie the Pooh: “Cherish every moment and every person in your life, because you never know when will be the last time you see someone. Life is fragile. Take nothing and no one for granted.”
Evergreen By Helen Martens
"After the clouds, the sunshine,
After the winter, the Spring,
After the shower, the rainbow;
For life is a changeable thing."
- Helen Steiner Rice
This little poem reminded me of April, 2021. Our weather has been very changeable - up and down, snow and rain, cold and warm!
This year April seems to be a month of waiting, waiting for things to happen. We're waiting for the pandemic to be done, we're waiting for warm weather to be gardening, farmers are waiting to begin farming their land, I am waiting for Lions Campground to open, many are waiting to travel, parents are waiting for a once-again-normal family life, many are still waiting for their COVID-19 immunization needles, and this list goes on! I know we all need to do our part in keeping ourselves, as well as our town, as safe as possible.
We, residents at Evergreen, try to encourage one another to stay home, not only in our suites, but stay in at Evergreen Place.
Our manager and caretakers are doing what they can to remind us of our restrictions and to keep the public areas sanitized, all for our safety. This is called a news report for Evergreen, but not much is happening that residents share as news.
I want to say "Thank you" as a tribute to all Homecare workers. They are so faithful with their work, arriving at their designated times, asking all the many questions they are to ask, etc. You are greatly appreciated.
Thank you to the many Virdenites who have commented on their interest in my news from Evergreen. Stay safe! More news next time.
Quote for the Day: "This is not the year to get everything you want. This is the year to appreciate everything you have." -Brian Eyahpaise