Wardside Gazette No. 16
August 2011 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
Last month we welcomed Mr Bruce Campbell from Crieff as a permanent resident and we hope Bruce settles in and gradually gets to know us all. For periods of respite we have had, once again, Dr Mair (convalescent from her second hip replacement) and also, once again, Ishbel Breen and we hope both will have enjoyed and felt the benefit for their stay with us.
Congratulations and best wishes to all who celebrated birthdays last month – Mrs Rodgers, Mrs McAdam, and Mrs Hendry. We wish them many happy returns of the day.
Sadly, we learned that Miss Ruth Cross, who had not been keeping too well of late, died unexpectedly on 5th July and we offer our sincere condolences to her relatives.
There were no changes to the staff personel last month but we had a visit from both Nicola Ozkan and Hazel Roddis with their new arrivals. For the benefit of residents who did not have the opportunity to see them, here are the proud mums with Daisy and Harry. Also Mairi and Anne would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and gifts in their time of sorrow.
The Craft Class:
Making Greeting Cards is still the favourite pastime but Susie tested the abilities to the limit one week when she simply said “Today we are going to make a simple Gift Bag”. It may have been simple to her but her guidance and patience was needed before the class eventually managed to produce reasonable Gift Bags which could be used when required. The fingers were kept busy in the process. Members are reminded that the class will not meet on the first two weeks in August as Susie will be on holiday.
The Film Show on 22nd July – ‘It happened to Jane’ – was not well attended but those who did enjoyed it. The running time was just right and has been noted for future reference. The previous film was just a bit too long for comfort. The next Film will be shown on 9th September – but details will be announced at a later date.
The Quiz Night is still popular although the attendance has fallen slightly. Anyone who may be interested, but has a hesitancy to join in, should come. The questions are all about “general knowledge” which helps to keep the mind alert and even if you didn’t know the answer you always learn something. For instance – “Who invented the pneumatic tyre?” or “Where would you find your ‘funny’ bone?” or “Where in London would you find the crown jewels?”. There are no prizes to be won – just good fun.
As will be seen, the Flowers along the front wall are in full bloom and look well in their basket surrounds.The Raised Garden, also has been very successful. Cabbages, turnips, and lettuces are already suitable for use and separately, in the special Grow Bags, kale, potatoes and carrots are ready for lifting. All thanks to the Joy Fund and to Eddie Ingram who makes sure that the plants are never short of water.
All residents, relations and friends please note.
At the Resident’s Meeting on 15th June it was agreed to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie Care. The date considered most suitable is Saturday 20th August at 2.30 to 4.00 pm. and all residents, relations and friends are invited to attend. The idea is to charge £1 (or donate more if you so wish) and the kitchen staff will provide the Blooming Great Tea. All proceeds will then be sent to Marie Curie Care – a very worthy cause.
And lastly –
A newly married man asked his wife “Would you have married me if my father hadn’t left me a fortune? “
Honey,” the wife replied “I would have married you, no matter who left you a fortune.”
A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six year old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the grace dear?”. “I wouldn’t know what to say” the girl replied. “Just say what you hear mummy say” the wife answered. So the daughter bowed her head and said “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”