APRIL 28, 2024 – From the musical, ‘Carousel’ came the beautiful song , ” June is Bursting Out All Over”. I remember many years ago some kids changed one word…from June to Spring. For them Spring was bursting out all over.

It was time to put away the toboggans and ice skates and trade them for roller skates .They would trade their hockey sticks for baseball bats. The heavy coats and snow boots would go and be replaced with jackets and running shoes. Out would come the bikes and they would check the air pressure in the tires. It would be more pleasant to walk anywhere in the warmer temperatures. They could play marbles and hop scotch on the sidewalks. Maybe even walk to the Roxy theatre on Montreal Road East and see a Abbott and Lou Costello movie. Or maybe to the Palace theatre on Pitt Street or the Capital theatre on Second Street and see a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans movie. Everyone loved Trigger, Buttercup and Bullet. They maybe would come out of the theatre singing, “Happy trails to you…until we meet again”. If they had been to the Palace theatre on Pitt Street and they had any money left over they could go across Pitt Street to Riley’s Bakery and maybe get a chocolate doughnut or walk further down Pitt south to Fullerton’s Drug Store for an ice cream cone. Ahhh, those were the days.

Recently Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence held a food drive to benefit Centre 105 of Trinity Anglican Church. A big thank you to all the residents who so generously donated. Also a big thank you to Claudette Quesnel for all her hard work.

Centre 105 provides breakfasts and other services for those in need. It is located at 105 Second Street in the Trinity Anglican Church Hall.

For more information or to make a donation please call 345-585-4360 or email at: info@centre105.ca

Limericks are always fun:

“How to spell the potato has tried

Many minds, sometimes mine, I’ll confide.

Though it may have an eye,

There’s no E- don’t ask why!

Not until it is baked, boiled or fried.”

I found this old newsletter from the Cornwall General Hospital dated January 1972, Vol. 4, No.1. and titled ‘The General Alert’. There are many interesting articles of the many departments activities and photos of staff. On the inside back cover is a criteria for admission to the hospital in 1897.

A joke from a friend:

A senior citizen said to his 80 year old buddy: “So I hear you’re getting married?”


“Do I know her?”


“This woman, is she good looking?”

“Not really.”

“Is she a good cook?”

“Nah, she can’t cook too well.”

“Does she have lots of money?”

“Nope. she’s as poor as a church mouse.”

“Well, then, is she good in bed?”

“I don’t know.”

“Why in the world do you want to marry her?”

“Because she can still drive.”

Have a good week, Dawn