Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter, Passover, & CCVS. 042319

Seniors Situation Room  by Dawn Ford – Easter, Passover, & CCVS. 042319

This has been a busy week with Christians getting ready to celebrate Easter and our Jewish Friends celebrating Passover.

Stores had been stocked for many weeks with Easter eggs and bunnies – all ready for our Easter Bunny to deliver.

Exciting morning for kids. I remember years ago when I was teaching Sunday School to a group of 4 year olds. At Easter time all they really wanted to talk about was what the Easter Bunny had brought them. So cute!!

Remember the fantastic movie,’ Easter Parade’ with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland? I don’t know how many times I saw it but I know it was often. Songs like: ‘Steppin’ Out with My Baby’, ‘It Only Happens When I Dance With You”.

Great songs. And of course,’ The Easter Parade’, as well.

Wonderful movie.

On the back of this old photo from the family album it says: ” First pier for North Channel suspension bridge in Cornwall – 1970?”

Nice to see some of these old photos.

The tenants of the Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence collected lots of food articles for the Trinity Anglican Church Food Cupboard again this year in their annual Easter Food Drive.

In this photo Dorenda Dorey is adding to the food box with some goodies.

Many thanks to all the residents who contributed food and for caring about others less fortunate .

A big thank you to Claudette Quesnel for taking good care of all the groceries donated.

In the May 2019 Issue of Good Times Magazine are many interesting and informative articles.

In the Health and Wellness column was an article from ‘Diabetolgia’ that said that even a moderately heart- healthy lifestyle might reduce your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes by 70% According to the article, researchers tested a group of 7,758 (average age 63) who had not been diagnosed with diabetes before the trial.

The article said that the researchers tested the group’s cardiovascular health based on lifestyle factors , behaviours and test levels called The Simple Seven:

1)physical activity

2) blood pressure


4) weight


6) blood glucose

7)non-smoking status.

Over a ten year period the incidence of diabetes was 70% lower in people who met the recommended targets in a t least 4 of the 7 areas compared to those who met none of the seven. Very interesting article.

I came across the old song of C.C.V.S. written in 1940 by Harold White who had been a teacher at C.C.V.S. from 1938 to 1963. Here are the words:

“Onward, onward, ever onward.

Come and join our happy throng.

Forward, forward, ever forward,

Blend your voices to our song.

For our C.C.I. and V.S. too,

Let us swell both loud and long.


Sing Hurrah for our dear old school

As we gaily march along,

with our staunch companions

Let us well our merry song.

And as through life we wander,

Through the years of our success.

let us recall the joyous days of youth

And our life at C.C.V.S.”

Brings back some memories for a lot of former CCVS high school grads.

This pussy cat Tiger is weird. His food dish with his chow morsels is on a mat. If one morsel drops onto the mat he won’t eat it.

A dog would. Probably most cats. But this little ball of fur fluff won’t. Yet, he will lick water he has spilled from his water bowl on the mat or floor.

And of course he is still sticking his paw in the water bowl also. He can see his reflection in the bottom of the bowl and maybe he is poking at the image.

Who knows….? Just a weirdo!! Cute, though.

A joke from a friend:

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house. After eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

The two men were talking and one said, “Last night we went to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it highly.”

The other man said, “What is the name of the restaurant?”

The first man thought and thought and finally said, “What is the name of the flower you give to someone you love?

You know…the one that is red and has thorns.”

“Do you mean a rose?”

“Yes, that’s the one”, replied the man.

He the turned towards the kitchen and yelled, “Rose, what is the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”

Have a good week, Dawn

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