Evergreen Place By Helen Martens
I am writing today's report on Mothers’ Day, although by the time you read this, Mothers’ Day will be past. Writing is a good pastime for me,especially today as I think of my mother. I read a lot and find interesting quotes. Here are a few good ones I picked out of my file:
"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding thefamily together." -Susan Gale
"Nothing is really lost until your Mom can't find it."
Abraham Lincoln said, "I remember my Mothers’ prayers and they have followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
A Jewish Proverb says: "A mother understands what a child does not say."
We have exciting news to share. Two new residents have moved into the Evergreen. We welcome Hazel Wood, who came from Birtle, and Douglas W. Braybrook, of Virden into the Evergreen family. May you settle in comfortably and find us a friendly family.
Thank you for whoever planned and headed the impromptu car parade that came along our Street. Those of us who caught it were thoroughly interested. Thank you for the Mothers’ Day greeting.
I'll end my report with a favorite topic, the weather. It is said there is no such thingas bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. That's where we're at now.
Quote for the Day: "Maybe when social distancing is a thing of the past, we'll hug a little harder, hold on to each other a little longer, and remember that nothing matters more than the time we spend with the people we love."-Lori Peschere
Kenton by Paulette Wiens
Many things are cancelled or on restrictions such as our Cafe. Lisa and Dennis Hemrica, a couple that live in Kenton, own Brierwood Creek Cafe and Grill. They started their second year in business on May 1, 2020. They are doing take-outs and deliveries only. They had a Take-Out Mothers’ Day Brunch on May 10. We are so appreciative that the cafe is still operating with these new owners and are very fortunate when we want to eat out and we don’t have to leave town.
When the COVID-19 pandemic is over and people pass through Kenton, they will be able to stop in for a great meal.
Miniota By Bev Peel
Sympathy from the Miniota Community to Eri Weatherby in the passing of her husband, Gary Weatherby on May 2, and to Gary’s son and grandson and extended family.
We hope all the Mothers enjoyed Mothers Day in some sort of way, much different than other years because of Covid 19 virus.
The Prairie View Municipality held another meeting last Thursday evening by Zoom. The Parkissimo Lodge held their meeting in the United Church with social distancing last Friday afternoon. Miniota Seniors celebrated two birthdays - Doreen Clark and Vicki Bryant - by driving in a car cavalcade and stopping to sing "Happy Birthday" on the front lawn. Two surprised Ladies!
“Old age is like everything else, to make a success of it, you have to start young.”
Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham
Mothers’ Day was quite a bit different this year what with social distancing, however flowers were still able to be sent. To the mothers here at the Lodge, and now with texting and videos on our cell phones, it helps for those who cannot visit and give hugs.
Also, thanks to the classic Car Parade sponsors on Mothers’ Day as the parade travelled in the afternoon to the different seniors’ homes.
The seniors at the Lodge had a school assignment project to do thanks to Tara Pitz, a grade six teacher. She had her students write to us about their life at school and then wrote questions asking our seniors what life was like growing up without computers or cell phones. For example, some seniors rode a horse to school as the country schools had a barn to put the horses in. Times have changed things, but it’s good to look back once in a while.
Wise saying: “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”