Wardside Gazette No. 46
July 2014 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
Last month we welcomed Mrs Hepburn from Auchterarder and Mrs Margaret Grant from Horley as permanent residents and we hope they are settling well and gradually getting to know the present residents and members of staff. There were no respite residents last month.
Birthday Wishes are sent to Audrey Insch who celebrated a birthday last month, and wish her many happy returns of the day.
Good Wishes are expressed to two of our residents this month. To Asta Alexander who has been in hospital for a short period but now feeling much better and also to Hazel Hill who is in hospital but possibly not returning.
Miss Jean Davidson passed away at the end of last month and we express our sorrow and condolences to her relatives. Also, news has just been received that Barrie Barrat who was here on respite on two occasions and, Marion Jack have died. Marion was a resident for a number of years and some of our present residents and staff will remember her.
Quiz Nights, on Wednesday evenings in the Garden Room, are looked forward to by all who regularly attend. Susie continues to have a wealth of interesting topics which she relates and then the questions that follow are based on that particular theme and makes a very pleasant evening.
Most of the activities last month were concentrated on making an effigy for the Scarecrow Competition which is held during the village annual Gala Week. Apparently the competition started many years ago for ‘who could make the best scarecrow’ but over the years the ‘subject’ is now changed annually although the old title continues. This year the chosen subject is a Gnome. The Craft Class contribution is dealt with in detail overleaf on page 2.
Rev A Barton of the Episcopal Church on Friday 18th July at 11am in the small lounge.
Rev K Buwert of the Church of Scotland on Tuesday 29th July at 2.30 pm the large lounge
A Great Big Blooming Tea Party on Thursday 17th July at 2pm will be held to raise money in aid of Marie Curie Care – a very worthy cause. All residents and their friends are invited.
The Scarecrow Competition:
Wardside House has taken part in this village activity for some years and on most occasions got ‘a special award certificate’ but last year received the accolade of First Prize. So, having achieved the goal once, we have great expectations for a repetition.
Since this year sees the Ryder Cup being played for at Gleneagles Hotel Golf Course, it was agreed we should adopt this as the theme of our ‘Scarecrow entry’ and for a few weeks the Craft Class has been scheming, designing and making a gnome called Glen Eagles, dressed up in golfing gear, at the 14th green complete with a putter in his hand. The tableau was completed and placed at the entrance to Wardside House to await judgment.
Here is a photograph of the scene.
A Ladies Fancy Hat Competition, also a village activity, was entered by some residents and staff members who produced a stunning collection which was on show in the reception area.
A little quotation submitted by Miss Catherine MacQueen.
‘Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart’
She hopes there will always be room for laughter in our lives and may it give all of us joy to share with others. Thank you, Catherine.
Stop Press News:
The Craft Class have won first prize in the Scarecrow Competition and the residents and staff members have won the second and third prizes for their fancy hats, Well done Wardside House!
Also, the Commonwealth Games Baton is passing through Muthill village at 10am on Saturday 5th July.