Miniota grads, Evergreen Place birthdays


Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

We are into summer again. Summer used to begin on June 21, every year. This year, however,

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summer began on June 20 and will end September 22. The first day of summer is the longest day

of the year. I could read by natural light at 10 p.m. Jeanette Walls was right when she said, and I quote,

"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by."

Coming into the Common Room today was like walking into a flower garden! Thank you, Irma McDougall for the beautiful peonies you brought for all of us to enjoy! Not only the sight of them, but also the scent.

We have three June birthdays: Art Rouse, Sylvia Heslip and Phyllis Gompf. 

Mike Campbell's son Matthew, of Winnipeg, spent an overnight with Mike this weekend.

Ann Lodder's granddaughter, Erica, was able to spend a day with her grandmother on June 22.

Of great interest to us here at Evergreen was watching D & M Tree Services of Deloraine cut down

one of the big, 30 plus years-old, evergreen trees that was close to the building. 

Quote for the Day: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken!" -James Dent

Miniota By Bev Peel

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

Belated greetings to all the father's, grandfather's and even great-grandfathers!

Hope you all had a very good weekend even though it was rather a chilli one. I'm sure all their children have learnt a lot from them over the years.

Congratulations from the Miniota community to the four Miniota Graduates that are graduating from Birtle High School this 2020. They are Wyatt Anderson, Sam Keller, Paton Hawtin, and Connar Lewis. From Isabella, Kobe Wall is also graduating. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

"Instruction may end in the classroom but education ends only with life." 

Miniota Museum meeting was held on June 18 with members, Barry Cornish, Sandra Nash, Kevin and Kay Lelond, Murray and Bev Peel. We welcome a new member, Darcy Rollo! There are always things to keep up at the museum grounds, like picking up branches after windy days, mowing, trimming, etc. So, anyone out walking can help us out by putting the branches beside the Agriculture Building. Thanks! Then, there is a lot of cataloging for the donations we receive plus keeping the buildings clean inside. Because of COVID-19 we will be unable to have tours but that will give us a chance to catch up.

There are 10 more seniors celebrating birthdays this month, so we wish them all a very Happy Birthday now and in the future!

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