We lost the Brookdale Mall some years
ago. I loved the Miss Cornwall Restaurant and it was also handy to
have a movie theatre in the same mall. Recently we lost the Eastcourt
Mall which was another nice mall but, like the Brookdale Mall area,
there are still lots of nice stores there which people are still
However, I am hoping that we won’t
lose the Cornwall Square. It even has indoor parking and when the
weather is bad, it is nice to just get out of your car and into the
mall easily. There are wonderful stores and now Shoppers Drug Mart
have put in a few groceries for our convenience and the Dollar Store
also has some grocery items. I guess we still need a grocery store
in there to complete the variety shoppers would want. If we walk
around the mall we get some good exercise as well as getting our
One store I frequent, of course, being
a “chocolate-holic” is the Laura Secord Store. Whenever
Carmen, one of the salesladies, sees me, she gets out the scoop,
knowing that whatever I buy, it will include a Laura’s Chocolate ice
cream cone. All the sales clerks in that store are really nice,
friendly and helpful.
Here is a photo of Shirley, another
nice saleslady in the store with Carmen holding my cone, all ready
Then, with my cone, I can sit on one of
the benches and watch the kids go by who, seeing my cone, start
pointing and yapping to their Mom that they want one too. Can’t blame
them. So delicious. A real treat!!
Whenever we were little kids, if we
went to a birthday party at someone’s house we usually played, “Pin
the Tail on the Donkey”. The birthday kid’s Mom would have the
donkey picture up somewhere. Then, she would put a blindfold on one
of us, turn you around three times and with tail in hand, you reached
out to pin the tail somewhere where a tail should be. Whoever got the
closest tail to the donkey’s back side, got a prize. I can’t imagine
doing that today. Turn me around three times blindfolded or not, I
would, if I was still able to stand up, probably put it on his nose.
Then as teens at house parties we
would play “Spin the Bottle”. We would sit in a circle,
boy-girl, boy-girl and someone would spin the bottle. If a girl did
it she would kiss the guy the bottle pointed to. Imagine!! No, I
can’t but we played it a lot. Good way to get a cold or the flu, I
bet!! At the time , we thought it was fun.
Ah, those were the days!!
Every once in awhile I get a cataloque
in the mail titled: “agecomfort.com”. It lists all kinds
of aids to help people who have mobility problems of many types.
Shown in the catalogue are wheeled walkers, creams, Nordic Walking
Poles, shoe-er aids and bath safety bars, BellaVita Auto Bath
Lifter,bed rail and many other aids. There is even a No Spill Large
Ice Tray. Bet that would be handy for anyone.
Got to www.agecomfort.com or call
1-800-520-3259 for information and a catalogue.
From the CGH newletter, “The General Alert”, January 1972, Vol. 4, No.1 , is an article about a new service, Home Care:
Brenda Connelly , a very talented local artist, has painted another lovely scene.
She said that one day, while walking by our St. Lawrence River, she felt very fortunate to be so near the water and have paths to walk along.
She was enjoying the air and all of nature around her. There were boats in the river, blue colours of the sky and water and so many contrasting colours of nature. She took some pictures to paint what she had seen that day and to share a perfect picture of nature.
Thanks so much , Brenda, for sharing all this beauty with us so we can enjoy the lovely abundance of nature you have captured in your painting.
Photo courtesy of Ray Chambers
I thought I had Tiger cured of staying on the bed when I was changing it. I made the mistake of taking him out of the room and turned my back for a few minutes. I found him back on the bed and he refused to get off the old pink sheets even though I had the new blue sheet almost over him. Look at the face on him! Would stop a train!!! What a cat!!
His latest thing is sleeping on my
housecoat at the end of the bed. I left it there one day, doing other
things and when I came back, he was all curled up on it, sound
asleep. I decided to see what he would do if I just left it there for
a few days.Sure enough!! It is his” bed of choice” at the
moment. Big baby!!
This cute poster was sent in by a
reader. It was found on a church in France..(tranlated):
“When you enter this church it may
be possible that you hear “the call of God”.
However , it is unlikely that He will
call you on your moblile. Thank you for turning off your phones. If
you want to talk to God, enter, choose a quiet place and talk to Him.
If you want to see Him, send Him a text
while you are driving.”
Have a good week, Dawn