Wardside Gazette No. 7/9
September 2016 · Editor: Resident Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
We welcomed Mrs. Elizabeth Smith from Bridge of Weir as a new resident last month and we hope she is settling in and gradually getting to know the staff and, in time, all of the present residents.
Birthdays: Congratulations and many happy returns of the day to –
Minnie Rimmer, Margery Neil, and Frank Hood Staff
In three sessions, all members of staff are undergoing training in the moving and handling of residents when it is required.
Cook’s Meetings, held each Wednesday morning at 10- 30, are held for the benefit of the cooks and all residents. They are worth attending. The cooks especially, wish to know all of our likes and dislikes in order to vary menus accordingly.
Quiz Night attendances continue to grow which proves that Susie, our quiz master, is not only popular but phrases the questions in an experienced and cute manner.
The Lighting in the Large Lounge is being renewed by electricians at present and apologies are expressed for any inconveniences.
A Concert of Scottish music was held in the large lounge on Thursday 27th October by Ian MacGregor whom we have had on two previous occasions.
A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Professor David Flint has been appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre national de la Legion d’honneur by the President of France in recognition of his involvement in the liberation of France during the second world war. The official ceremony is to take place on Friday 2nd September. Congratulations David from the management, all members of staff and fellow residents.
Rev. K.Buwert of the Church of Scotland on Tuesday 27th of September at 2.30 pm in the large lounge.
All are welcome.
They’re ruthlessly rooted from borders
And never allowed into tubs
In fact, their persona non grata
In horticultural clubs.
And so, in a way, they are outlaws,
Unwelcome, unloved and reviled,
Rejected by civilization
They have to survive in the wild.
And yet, these humble outsiders
Have powers both potent and real,
And those who are wise to their secrets
May use them to soothe and to heal.
For now they brighten the byways,
Lighting the earth with their glow,
Where’er a dark corner needs dusting with gold
Be sure dandelions will grow.