Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

 

Cornwall Ontario – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence are having a Thanksgiving Food Drive to aid the Trinity Anglican Church Food Cupboard. They also collect food for the Food Cupboard at Christmas and Easter as well. Kudos for caring about people less fortunate.

This autographed photo of Johnny Brunet has been in my souvenir box for some years, maybe since the 1980’s. I may have acquired it at one of his performances at the Bonnie Glen in Alexandria. Great photo of him.

Interesting is the writing at the bottom right which states:” Johnny Brunet ‘moon’ recording artist”. On the left bottom is written: “CL Entertainment Agency, the Charles Lant Agency, Cornwall, Ontario”. I went to high school with Charles but that was many moons ago. Nice to see his business logo again.

The Child Haven International dinner is a benefit in support of CHI’s homes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Tibet.

CHI is a registered not for profit charity.

There will be a silent auction of exotic items and a bazaar table. Entertainment will also be provided. Come and enjoy a fantastic Thai buffet dinner at the Billy Gebbie Arena, 170 MacDonald Blvd., Alexandria, Ontario.

Doors open at 6pm. Silent Auction from 6-9pm. Dinner at 7pm..

Tickets are $45 per person or $320 for a table of 8. You can purchase tickets at childhaven.ca, or call the office at 613-527-2829 or call Julie Slater at 613-525-1104. Please RSVP by Oct 21, 2017.

This is also an opportunity to meet the Co-founders of Child Haven International: Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino and Dr. Nat Shah. According to the CHI website it is inspired by the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. They founded CHI in 1985 to help destitute children and women in developing countries who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter, clothing and emotional and moral support.

Attending the dinner and supporting this fundraiser is a wonderful way for us to contribute to this very special charity.

From Myrna Plumley-Watt’s Mom’s scrapbook, is this article, probably from a Guiding newsletter, about some of us “camping out”. The year is 1956. It states that we lived, ate and slept out of doors.

This camping trip was at Charlottenburg Park, east of Cornwall.

This is a photo of us, “pioneer campers”: from the left ,Heather Cameron(?), me, Frances Glass -Irwin, our Captain Allison “Skip” Maitland, Myrna Plumley-Watt and Bev Heward.

Photo was probably taken by our Lt. Mary Carson. Gorgeous young girls, eh?? Ahh, to be young again.

Marie Greffe teaches Tai Chi on Monday mornings at 9am at the Seaway Senior Citizens Center, 506 Pitt Street. The cost is $3 for members per class. Non-members are invited to join the classes and can attend three classes at the same $3 fee. After that they would need to get a membership. Marie also teaches an open class on Wednesdays at 6pm at the same site. For information, please call the center at 613-932-4969.

In this photo, Marie is giving Tai Chi instructions to pupil Marilyn McCraken:

I was actually in the class but someone had to take the photo. lol

I was getting fed up having to find Tiger’s one and only catnip mouse. I went to Sharyn’s Pantry and got him another so he would have 2 of them. I gave it to him on the bed and he bounced around with it and played, happy as could be.

I left to do a few errands and when I got home, he wasn’t on the bed; neither was the mouse. When I went into the living room, I found him sound asleep on a chair with his grey mouse tucked in beside him under his chin. He must have carried the mouse in his mouth to the chair, curled up with it and went to sleep. No one was going to get that mouse away from him, I bet!!. My Tiger cat is sure a smart little cutie.

Here are a few ‘Wonderful Definitions’ from a friend:

COMPROMISE: the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he/she got the biggest piece.

TEARS: the hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power!

CONFERENCE ROOM: a place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.

OFFICE: a place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

YAWN: the only time when some married men ever get to open their mouth. MISER: a person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

FATHER: a banker provided by nature.

BOSS: someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early. POLITICIAN: one who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence later.

MARRIAGE: it is an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelor’s degree and a woman gains her master’s.

Have a good week, Dawn

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jules
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I bet when you entered the room that both Tiger and the mouse were too pooped out to even say hello. LOL LOL.

Fran Irwiin
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Another great job, Dawn

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