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Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

Thanksgiving will be celebrated this weekend, Oct. 12. In 1957 the Canadian government officially named the second Monday in October Thanksgiving Day. People give thanks for a good harvest and other blessings of the past year. We also think of food and travel. I remember at times there was frost and snow when we'd travel a few hundred miles for a Thanksgiving family dinner. Our weather forecast tells us it will be +14 on Thanksgiving Day, 2020, and no snow!

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Here is a simple prayer you can use on Thanksgiving Day: "For family and food, For love and friends, For everything Your goodness sends, we are truly thankful. Amen!"

Joyce Braybrook had cataract surgery on both eyes on Sept. 20. She is thankful it was successful and she is doing well by now.

Mike Campbell had doctors appointments this past week, one day in Brandon and another day in Virden.

This has been a week of company for me. On Monday we had an in-law family get together in suite 109, Evergreen. On Tuesday Jon and Heather Saxon, of Winnipeg, came to my place for a much appreciated visit. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, an early Thanksgiving dinner at my place when daughter Paulina and Troy Primeau, of Redcliff, Alberta and son Peter and Cindy Martens of Cromer came over for a turkey and pumpkin pie meal.

Joyce Braybrook went with son Stan and Marian out to Alysha and Jody's on Sunday, for supper, along with Curt and Cynthia and boys. They celebrated Stan's 65th birthday.

Marlene and Verna sorted our jigsaw puzzles in the Common Room three ladies are busy sorting the books also. There will be new additions in the town Thrift stores as a result.

Friends, John and Helen Buikema, who have family in the area, came from Vancouver in their new Tesla electric car. I got my first ride in an electric car. It was alright! Thankyou, Helen Buikema of Vancouver.

Quote for the Day:   "Sometimes I forget to thank the people who make my life happy in so many ways. Sometimes I forget to tell them how much I really appreciate them for being an important part of my life ... so today, I say Thankyou to all of you!" - Positive Words from Twin Flames

Miniota By Bev Peel

Correctionfor last week’s write-up about the Miniota School. It should have read Kindergarten to Grade Eight, not to Grade five. We also have Day Care at the school.

Two car loads of seniors from Miniota toured Eternal Springs recently. There are so many things to see in this area that Mother Nature has designed! There was only one combine working taking off flax in our travels.

Now that most of the harvesting is done and the garden produce is in, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. There could even be a few more rounds of golf taken in.  

The quote from the October calendar, "If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission."

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