Evergreen Place By Helen Martens
July is here. Half of the year 2020 has gone by.
Fireworks are done for another year and they were very good. Fortunately, I could park my van in the same place I park every year to watch them. As usual, a long train zoomed through town at the same time. I guess that was entertainment too.
Some things Evergreen residents did this past week are:
Irene Rowand took her family out for supper to celebrate her son’s birthday on July 1. Afterwards
they went to watch the fireworks.
Ann Lodder went to Shoal Lake for a few days visit with her daughter Shauna, Eddie and kids.
Chris Leach spent a day at Oak Lake beach with family members.
Art and Louise Rouse went to Willen (about 40 km. NW of Virden) to have supper with a cousin. They also spent three days in Winnipeg with Louise's brother and sister-in-law.
Joyce Braybrook spent some time on the farm.
Helen Martens had the pleasure of enjoying an outdoor fish fry at a Martens family gathering on
Sherald Joynt attended supper at Darcy and Shannon Boreham’s on July 4.
Now, we are definitely looking forward to our familiar, free Canada again!
While I was sitting in my favorite chair writing this report, a black ant ran down my arm. Immediately I did my usual thing, I Googled to read about ants. I mention one comment which was interesting to me: ants can run 30 mph. No wonder I could not catch the thing.
Quote for the Day: "Our treatment of others flows from what's in our heart. We can choose to treat people in a nice way, but if we don't value them in our heart, eventually our treatment of them will reflect the lack of value.' From the writings of Jason Plett
Miniota By Bev Peel
"There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting someone up."
The Miniota Golf Course and camp grounds were very busy with people celebrating Canada Day in many different ways.
We are thinking of Jean McKean who is in Brandon Regional Health Centre where she had surgery in June. Wishing her all the best from the Miniota Community.
The Parkissimo Lodge had their annual meeting last week. Wayne Popple has willingly gone on the board, taking Murray Peel's place after his five years on the board. With not enough members present, other changes will take place at a later meeting.
July 4, Laurie Copet and Faye (Lelond) Campbell enjoyed outdoor music by Jim and Barb Hamilton from Shoal Lake at the Foxwarren Leisure Centre, a celebration of Canada Day and Manitoba's 150.
Another beautiful Sunday, July 5, a non-denominational and COVID-19 friendly church service was held in the United Church with 22 adults, six children and three babies for another great get together for fellowship.
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."
Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham
Now that the provincial borders have opened up we will be able to visit with our families again, even if it is with social distancing. We have been fortunate so far in our neck of the woods, thanks to our many front-line workers who have had to take extra precautions with facemasks and shields, especially in the heat wave we have had.
Congratulations to the 72 VCI graduates who took part in the town cruise last Wednesday. It was enjoyable for the Lodge residents who went out to cheer them on as they paraded by on floats pulled by trucks, in their formal grad outfits on Seventh Ave.
Those having June birthdays were Gwen Charney, George Lansing, Keith Braybrook, Les Barkley and Dawn White.
Here is a quote to ponder, “A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” – Johann Goethe, German poet.