Wardside Gazette No. 52
November 2015 · Editor: Resident Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
During last month there were, once again, no new residents as all rooms are still occupied.
Sandy Arthur, Kathleen Hinnigan, Phoebe Coull and Irene Scobie all celebrated birthdays last month and we wish each of them many happy returns of the day.
Full marks are due to the staff last month, when the Dining Room was unavoidably closed for a number of days. All meals were delivered to each resident’s room and they coped with it exceedingly well. Cate McNally, who was one our excellent cleaners, has decided to retire and we wish Cate a long and happy retirement. Meantime, Eilidh Wilson is helping out with cleaning duties.
Attendances on Wednesday mornings have increased slightly which is encouraging.
Quiz Nights each Wednesday evening are still well attended and enjoyable.
The first week started with a drawing session but since then the concentration was making and gathering items suitable for the Shoe Box Appeal which has been very successful this year. Six boxes were completely filled with suitable and very useful items that would be most needed and welcomed by the poorer people both in this country and throughout Europe. A big thank you to all who contributed.
Figure it out:
Here is a simple little arithmetic puzzle to keep your mind busy. Arrange the numbers 1 to 9 into three rows as follows:-
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The three horizontal rows of numbers must each add up to 15. And the three vertical rows of numbers must each add up to 15. And the two diagonal rows of numbers must each add up to 15. When you have found the solution, send your answer with your name to the reception desk on or before Saturday 14th November. A prize awaits the winner. A draw will be made in the event of more than one correct entry and the answer and winner will appear in the next issue of the Gazette.
Rev. K Buwert of the Church of Scotland on Tuesday 27th November at 2.30 pm in the large Lounge.
A date for the Episcopal Church Service will be announced when known.
A near miss.
When the evening meal was over, Mary quickly cleared the table and departed to the bedroom where she hurriedly changed her dress and touched up her hair and face make-up.
On returning to the sitting room she found her husband John still sitting by the fire reading his newspaper.
“John” she said “This is Thursday and you always go out with your pals every Thursday night!”
“Oh, I don’t feel like going out tonight” said John just as the telephone rang. He picked it up and listened.
“Oh, I don’t know that.” he answered “We stay in the middle of the country. Have you dialed the right number? You would be better to phone the coast-guard or a weather station!” and put the phone back on its cradle.
“What was all that about?” Mary asked rather anxiously.
“Oh it was some bloke wanting to know if the coast was clear!