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Page 26 THE QUODDYTIDES 23 Mare, hi 198 From Welshpoo/ CAMPOBELLO00 CAMPOBELLO-LUBEC ROTARY CLUB NOTES The Campobello-Lubec Rotary Club has been meeting every Tuesday at St. Timothy's from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with a good attendance. On March 13th, Mrs. Lloyd Getchell, Mrs. Harold Parker and Sgt. Burr Ourling of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were present to explain their programs to help senior citizens. Mrs. Getchell, who is the Head Home- maker who, with others, help older peO- ple who need work done in their homes. Mrs. Parker, a volunteer co-ordinator, has a number of people who help with a "Meals for Me program" which will start soon. Sgt. Durling from St. Stephen, dis- cussed the Blue Light Program and the lights which can be used if the need for help arises. LANDMARK HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE Sorry to report fire has once again struck and destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burton (Sonny) Flynn of Welsh- pool. Fortunately none of the family was home at the time so no accidents to report. The flames were noticed by a passer- by who notified the captain of the local Fire Brigade, who immediately responded. They also had the assistance of friends across the border, the Lubec firemen. In spite of all their efforts, in a very short time, the house became the victim. Another old landmark has gone. It was a beautiful home when it was built many years ago by Mr. James John- ston, better known as Jim the carpenter. He built this for his own home and, with his family, lived there during the fall and winter months. Then they would move to a smaller house, and rent the big one to Miss Harper, a summer resident from New York. Part of Miss Harper's staff were two local girls, namely Rebecca North and Annie Batson of Welshpool. After a few years, Annie married Everett Calder, and Gussie (Calder) Finch replaced her on the staff, These girls remained with Miss Harper, alternating from New York to Campobello, until her death. Melbourn (Mellie) Batson was the caretaker of the estate, also her coachman. I go back in memory and recall, seeing the beautiful black horse, drawing the shinny "surry with the fringe on top", Mellie looking very much the coachman, while Miss Har- per and her companion enjoyed the beauty around her. Those sure were the days. After Miss Hparer's passing, the house stood idle for a few years, then Mr. O'Conner, another New York resident, purchased it. He and his family occupied it for several years. After his passing, it would seem the family lost interest in the Island, and once more it remained vacant for a long time, until a few years ago when "Sonny" purchased it and now what was once a beautiful estate, is just a memory. ANNUAL MEETING ALTER GUILD The annual meeting of the Altar Guild of Saint Annes Anglican Church, was held recently at the home of chairman, Minnie Slack. Plans were discussed for the year and officers appointed. The meeting was open- ed by prayer by the Rector, Rev. McCombe. 853-4806 FOR CLASSIFIED ADS IN THE QUODDY AREA. by Lydie Brown After the meeting, a friendship hour followed and then the goodies were serv- ed by Minnie. AROUND AND ABOUT I understand there are several of our residents in hospitals, and since I am not sure who they are, or in what hospital they are in, I will just send sincere good wishes to all, for a speedy recovery, and a quick return home. Mrs. Evelyn Melanson has returned from Saint John where she attended a three-day diabetic course at the Teaching Centre at the Saint John Regional Hospi- tal. While in Saint John, she was the guest at the home of Mrs. Evelyn Lynch. She also attended a delightful concert in West- field, by a male quartet from Fredericton. Janice Kingston of Fredericton spent last weekend with her parents and sister, Shelia. Her return trip to Fredericton on Sunday left much to be desired, due to the miserable storm which appeared sud- denly. Susie Savage returned the same day to Saint John to resume her nursing course and her travelling wasn't all that good. Glad to report all went well with these travellers in spite of the outdoor elements. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brien, sons Marc and Jamie, arrived home from a week in Florida on Sunday last, while their return drive from Bangor was fairly early in the day they reported very miserable weather and the road condition, a bit scary at times. Mid-evening the same day, Mr and Mrs. John Newman and daughter Stephenie of Welshpool, accompanied by Caroline Mitchell and niece of Lubec, came through from Bangor having spent a week in Flor- ida. They sure had it miserable as the storm progressed as night fell. What a shock after such nice warm sunny weath- er they all had experienced for a week. Since there were many, many others from the Island who made this Florida holiday trip, I am sure they encountered the same miserable trip from Bangor. To one and all, I am so glad you made it without accident. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slack of Vermont have returned home after a very pleasant visit with Mr. and Mrs. Larry Slack. While Bob and his dad spent pleasant times to- gether, Dottle went to Robbinston where she enjoyed her family for a few days. Mrs. Velma Calder and Mr. and Mrs. Burton Lank returned Thursday from a very pleasant bus tour, which they take year. They join the tour in Bangor and visit many interesting places enroute to Florida. This is a three-week tour, un- der the direction of their brother, Rev. Wendall Calder. From all accounts they have a wonderful time, beautiful warm and sunny weather. What a letdown to arrive home to snow, rain and fog. How- ever folks, cheer up, only a few more days and spring will be ushered in. On Friday, March 9th, Elsie and I visit- ed our good friends, Flora and Everett Grant at the Marshall Health Care Facil- ity in Machias and found them both in good spirits. On March 10th, Flora ob- served her 87th birthday and received many cards, notes, several gifts and visits from friends. On February 2rid, Everett was remembered on his 90th birthday by his many friends. In spite of the cold snowy weather, we have one crocus in bloom in our garden. R. Todd Savage and Pamela Brown would fike to announce their approaching marriage on April 14, 1984 at 2:00 P.M. at the Christian Temple Church, Lubec, Maine. We would like to share this special occasion with our many relatives and friends. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Welsh- pool, Campobello. CAMPOBELLO. FOOD SALE-.AARCH 28 On Wednesday afternoon, March 28, the 4-H Club will be having a food sale at Jackson Bros. store at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds to help defray the cost of purchasing chicks for the club members spring project. All donations will be greatly appreciated. AROUND AND ABOUT Mr. and Mrs. Melbourn Newman and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Newman returned home March 10 after enjoying a trip to St. Petersburgh, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Richard lliff and chil- dren Brad and Jeffery of Saint John, spent a few days recently with Mr. and Mrs. Gary Anthony. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mitchell have been recent guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Ingraham at Nackawic. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Anthony, with children Ronald and Shaleigh, spent a recent weekend with his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Tidd in Saint John. They also at- tended the Ice Capades in Moncton. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rideout and fam- ily of St. Stephen were Sunday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melbourn New- man. Mr. and Mrs. Burnham Mitchell spent the weekend with her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Webb of Lincoln, N.B. Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Farmer, with children Scott and Tami, and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Olsen with children Stephen and Amanda of Robbinston, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marsden Chute. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Matthews spent the weekend with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Everett of Frederic- ton. Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Mitchell and son Dennis, visited her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Robbins of Bangor recently. Friends of Mrs. Alda Mitchell will be pleased to know she has returned home after being a patient for several days at Down East Community Hospital, Mach- ias. Mrs. Janet Kingston of Fredericton spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Haney and sister, Sheila. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Nor- man Brown of Newcastle on the birth of a daughter, Julie Angelina, born March 6 at the Mirimachi Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Melbourn Newman of Wilson's Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Hillman Daggett have been recent guests of their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Robbins of Bangor. Mrs. Kendall Dick and family of Otta- wa are visiting her uncles, Sumner and Melvin Mitchell. Mr. Fred Seavey of Portsmouth; N.H. is the guest of Mrs. Mary Lank. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Mitchell have Mrs. Hilda "k Tel. 752-26, returned home from Fredericton. Mr. Mitchell was a patient of Dr. Chalmers Hospital and Mrs. Mitchell was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDonald. Andrew and April Allingham, who attend school in Amherst, N.S., spent the March break with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Allingham. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Brown visited their son, Norman and family in New- castle recently. Whitney has returned home but Mrs. Brown remained for a_ longer time. Several Island residents are patients in various hospitals-to all of these folk thei friends send best wishes for a speedy return to health. Having such mild weather in February may have led folks to believe that spring had arrived, but the past week hasn't been very spring-like, with snow, sleet and high winds. Hope that is the only surprise that March had is store for us weatherwise and that now spring is real- ly on its way. Great-Grandma's Washday Hardships in the "good old days", Are in stories oft recalled But of great grand-ma's washday, One seldom hears at all. Water she dipped from well or rain-barrel And to get the temperature required, 'Twas heated in a wash-boiler Placed atop the kitchen fire. She had no faucets to turn on For water hot or cold, Such luxuries were unheard of Back in those days of old. She had no Breeze or Arctic Power, - A.B.C. or Oxydol, And automatic washers Weren't known to her at all. But with every situation Great-grand-ma knew how to cope, So she managed with a scrub board And some good home-made lye soap. Now we put Bounce in our dryers, i To get rid of "static cling", She dried her clothes out in the sunshine, Had no problems with such a thing. Most clothes then were wool or cotton; And so not a wrinkle showed, They were all pressed with an iron, Heated on the kitchen stove. Materials now have changed a lot, Our clothes don't need so much are. There's no ironing of synthetics, Perma-press or wash and wear. So when modern conveniences we use And have an electric bill to pay, Just be thankful that we did not live Back in great grand-ma's day. H.L.C.T. LAW OFFICE LEYCESTER D. D'ARCY, Q.C. Main Street St. George, N. B, P.O. BOX 367 I PHONE 755-2810 I II Tanya's Beauty P j' 1,506, 466-5935 .' Charlotte Mall - St. Stephen, N.B. HOURS Mon., Tue., Wed., & Sat: 9 am - 6 pm Thurs. & Fri.: 9 am -- 9 pm 10% discount to Senior Citizens on Monday and Scallop Fishermen We can Supply: Hydraulics - Boom Winches - Scallop Winches Mast Booms - Scallop Drags complete with bags. Free Estimates on rigging boats for fishing. Very, Reasonable Prices. STEVE'S WELDING CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, N.B. (506} 752-Z344