Wardside Gazette 9/3
April 2018 · Editor: Resident Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
New Resident: There were no new permanent residents last month but we welcomed Hilary Prendergast from Balquhidder and Nancy Breckenridge from Dumbarton for short periods and we hope they both enjoyed their time with us and felt the better of it.
Congratulations and many happy returns of the day were wished to –
Vera Black Ursula Hubbard Stanley Peake
All of whom celebrated birthdays last month.
With much sadness we have to report the death of Miss Jessie MacLennan, who had been a resident at Wardside House for almost eight years and we express our sincere condolences to her relatives and friends. Jessie had an extremely quiet, friendly nature with always a smile to everyone. But not everyone was aware of her exceptionally high standard of education obtained in her young days at the Universities of Glasgow, Vienna and Strathclyde. Consequently she gained the ability to teach subjects on French, German, and Italian languages, Philosophy, History of Art, Musicology and Astronomy and subsequently produced publications on these various subjects. Amazing!
Cook’s Meetings: which are held at 10-30am each Wednesday, give the cooks the opportunity to learn of each resident’s likes and dislikes which allows them to vary the menus accordingly.
Craft Classes: are held on Monday and Thursday mornings at 11am. The subjects tackled are varied and, with the expert guidance by Susie, are not difficult and provide some exercise to residents’ fingers and brain.
The number of residents attending is gradually increasing and the evening is being looked forward to. Few of the questions are difficult and generally known when revealed. If anyone is hesitant to attend, give it a trial — you will enjoy it.
Postage Stamp Collecting.
To all who have donated, another batch of used postage stamps has been suitably trimmed and ready for sending to the Leprosy Mission of Scotland who is very grateful to us for undertaking this worthwhile task. They can obtain money from professional stamp dealers – thus helping to finance the Mission’s continual work in aiding those afflicted with this dreadful disease.
Exercise Classes: are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Large Lounge starting at 4pm until 5pm to give all residents the opportunity to loosen up and keep the muscles in good working order.
Rev. Tracy Dowling of the Scottish Episcopal Church
On Tuesday 13th March at 11am in the large lounge.
Rev. K. Buwert of the Church of Scotland
On Tuesday 27th March at 2.30pm.in the large lounge.
All are welcome to attend
Just a little observation. There seems to have been a profusion of snowdrops that graced the grounds of Wardside House this winter and, if nature continues to favour us as it did last year, their place will soon be replaced by ‘a host of golden daffodils’.
An Italian’s secret to a long marriage.
At St. Peter’s Roman Church in Canada, they hold weekly husbands’ marriage seminars. Last week the priest asked Guiseppi, who earlier had mentioned that he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to spend a few moments sharing with the others the secret of how he kept married to the same woman all these years.
Guiseppi replied to the assembled husbands, “Wella, I’ve tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all, I took her to Italy for our 25th anniversary!”
The priest responded, “Guiseppi, you are an inspiration to all the husbands here. Please tell us what you are planning for the 50th anniversary?”
Guiseppi proudly replied “I gonna go and fetch her”.
And finally, a little poem.
There was a young man who called on Miss Brown.
She was having a bath, so she could not come down.
He said “Slip something on and come down in a tick”
So, she slipped on the soap, and came down very quick.