Friday, 20 February 2004

February 20, 2004 Chautauqua

 
From the Editor's Computer     

   Somewhere in my box of future projects to be completed, I have a little saying that I am planning to ‘someday’ cross-stitch as a wall hanging, or if I get really ambitious, I’ll cross-stitch it on a shirt.  The saying: “God put me on this earth to accomplish so many things.  At the rate I’m going, I’m never going to die.”

   Many of us can relate to this quote.  There never seems to be enough time to get done what we need to get done, let alone what we want to get done.  Most of us have a list or a box, or something, with all the projects we would like to finish or start.

   Added to those projects, are all the new and delightful opportunities awaiting us in the future.  New skills to learn, new projects to start, new ideas to try out.  When are we to get this all done?

   This year, try to complete just one of your ‘someday’ projects and enjoy, not only the finished project, but the feeling of having completed something that you have wanted to do for so long.  The feeling of relief alone will make the effort worth while.  Who knows, you may decide to finish another project and then another. 

   Remember...someday is today! 

Beth

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Friday, 6 February 2004

February 6, 2004 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer     

   We recently lost a priceless gem with the passing of long-time Alix resident, Alice Whitfield.

   Alice was very involved in the community throughout the numerous years that she lived here.  The list of organizations that Alice made her distinctive mark on during her lifetime include: the Arena, Curling Club, Golf Club, Public Library, Drop In Centre, Girl Guides, Alix Home and School, the Seniors’ Lodge, the Chamber of Commerce, Alix Wagon Wheel Museum, Sincerity Rebekah Lodge and her church.  As well as being a business owner with her husband in their earlier years in Alix, Alice had touched the true heart of Alix.  It was only in the most recent of years that she slowed down and did not take such an active role in the community events, but rest assured, Alice still had a hand in what was going on!

   Alice put down roots in this community, and those roots ran deep.  She was able to literally watch generations grow up and start families of their own.  A genuinely friendly lady, Alice had too many friends to count.  She was always able to keep tabs on those who were her friends, even if she did not see them often.  She will definitely be missed.  May the rich legacy which Alice has left all of us continue to grow.

   Also, I’d like to say a big thank you to the helpful gentleman with the snowblower who very nicely helped me get my car unstuck last weekend.  

Beth

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