Wardside House Gazette No. 8/08
August 2017 · Editor: Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
New Residents: There were no new permanent residents last month, but we welcomed Mrs Helen Hughes from Comrie, Mrs Joyce Scott from Stirling, Mrs Sybil Davidson from Braco and Mrs Patricia Scott from Comrie – all for various periods of respite. We hope that they all feel the better for it and enjoy their short stay here with us at Wardside House.
Birthdays: Congratulations and many happy returns of the day are wished to –
Catherine Steven and Jenny Breckenridge
Death: With much sadness we learned of the death of Robert Carswell. ‘Bob’, as we knew him, had a very pleasant and quiet personality. He will be missed, especially at meal times. On behalf of the management, members of staff and all residents we express our sincere condolences to all members of his family.
Staff News: The story and excitement of the month was the wedding of Roslyn Ward to Fraser Deacon on 1stJuly. And, as promised by Roslyn before hand, immediately after the ceremony, she with her husband came here to Wardside House to be greeted with the best of wishes by all members of staff and residents. It was a very thoughtful gesture and we wish them a long and happy life together. Numerous photographs were taken and are still on display in the reception area. Senior Carer, Celia Stevenson had a short spell in hospital but we are pleased to report that she is well.
Cook’s Meetings: As always, on Wednesday morning at 10-30 in the Large Lounge, the cook gives residents the opportunity to express their satisfaction or otherwise with the meals the previous week and then presents the proposed menu for the coming week.
Quiz Night each Wednesday in the Garden Room at 7pm is a very pleasant evening pastime and, whether or not the answers to the questions are known, you always learn something. Susie, the quizmaster, has ‘heaps’ of questions covering a variety of interesting subjects.
The Scottish Episcopal Church in Muthill has not had a regular minister since the Rev.Andrew Barton moved to the south of England but quite recently the Rev.Tracey Dowling has been inducted and consequently Church Services at Wardside House are to be resumed.
Rev. Tracy Dowling of the Scottish Episcopal Church
On Tuesday 8th August at 11am.
Rev. K. Buwert of the Church of Scotland
On Tuesday 29th August at 2.30pm. in the large lounge.
All are welcome to both services.
‘Crieff Remembers’. The Crieff Town Council is to be congratulated for the programme of events that have been arranged to commemorate all who were killed during the dreadful World War I in the years 1914 to 1918. Many Crieff citizens never returned. One of the events in particular is a display of poppies with a huge one designed by June McEwan who is an artist associated with the Council. The members of our Craft Class had the honour of making this large poppy, under the supervision of June, and we should be very proud of having been asked to do so.
The wolf, the goat, and the bag of oats competition.
(This is a centuries old conundrum)
A man needs to cross a river to get home. He has with him a wolf, a goat and a bag of oats. But he has a dilemma. His small boat has room for him to carry only one of the three at a time and the difficulty is – left unguarded, the wolf will eat the goat, or the goat will eat the oats.
How does the man take them over the river in a way that nothing gets eaten?
When you have solved the problem, write your answer on paper with your name and send it to Margaret MacGregor, the Deputy Manager, before the 15th of August. A prize awaits the resident or member of staff having the correct answer. In the event of two or more correct answers being received, a draw will be made to determine the winner
And lastly: A rather elderly gentleman was wandering a little unsteadily at almost midnight when a policeman stopped him and asked where he was going. “I am going to — I am going to a lecture — on the evils of strong drink”
“Oh” said the policeman “there is no such lecture at this time of night”
“Oh yes there is” said the elderly gentleman, “there is – you don’t know my wife!”