Wardside Gazette No. 26
November 2012 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
Yet again there were no new permanent residents last month but for periods of respite we welcomed Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Helen Rae from Airth, Mrs. Lorna Nicol from Helensburgh, Miss McLennan from Pittenweem and a Mr. Hopwood from Gilmerton,. We hope they all enjoyed a restful stay with us
With much regret, we learned of the death of two of our elderly residents. Mrs Nan Watson who was 99 and Mrs Joan Hems who was 91. We offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of both Nan and Joan.
Good Wishes go to Sandy Arthur, Dr. M. Inglis, Phoebe Coull, Stanley Fordham and Mary Sharp all of whom celebrated birthdays last month and we wish them all many happy returns of their respective days.
Kerry Creelman, who has been a domestic assistant for a short period, has decided to accept a post as a Dental Nurse and will be leaving shortly. We wish her every success in her new career.
The Musical Afternoon by All Aboard was once again a great success. The programme was a varied one this time by mainly asking for requests which varied from Eidlewiess to the Messiah and then to a selection of well known Scottish songs – one of which evoked a solo from Phoebe Coull with loud applause.
The Craft Class wishes to record their appreciation to all residents and staff who donated gifts to the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal. The response was excellent and sufficient to fully fill all six boxes which have duly been handed over to the organizers.
Church Service by Rev. Andrew Barton on Friday 2nd November at 11.00 am.
Church Service by Rev. William Ross on Sunday 4th November at 2.30 pm.
It is sometime yet until Christmas but already consideration is being given to the design of the Wardside House Card and other designs by the Craft Class. When completed, samples will be displayed and the opportunity given to Residents and Staff to order how many they would wish to purchase. As in past years, all proceeds raised will go to the Joy Fund.
Did you hear about the Pre-School teacher who was helping one of the children put on his wellie boots?
He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little wellies still didn’t want to go on. By the time they got the second wellie on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost cried when the little boy said “Miss, they’re on the wrong feet”. She looked, and sure enough, they were.
It wasn’t any easier getting the wellies off than it was putting them on.
She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the wellies back on, this time on the right feet.
He then announced, “ These aren’t my wellies”. She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream at him, “Why didn’t you say so?” like she wanted to.
Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting wellies off his little feet.
No sooner had they got the wellies back off when he said,
“They’re my brother’s wellies, my mum made me wear them”.
Now she didn’t know if she should laugh or cry, but, she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the wellies on his feet once again. Helping on with his coat, she asked “Now, where are your gloves?”.