On May 14th, the Asling/Ashton family held a family gathering at the old school in Epsom. For some it was their first acquaintance with this venerable building; hopefully not the last, although it is to be closed after June, its fate still unknown by those who care the most.
Cor and Jenny Van Mauik spent the day with two daughters several miles apart, but the trip was meaningful, with several birthdays to celebrate. Many others had family gatherings as well. On Saturday, in Goodwood, Bill and Sheila Richardson attended the 90th birthday of a great lady, Luella Lewis, who has been very active in W.I. and church affairs. Bill and Deborah Clements were piping that morning, at the opening of the Fire Hall.
Wednesday and Thursday were exceptionally hot days, which I spent with seven of my Sorority sisters, on a mystery tour, ending up in the Brantford area, visiting the Bell Homestead one day, and the Botanical Garden the following. Generally they were about a week or two ahead of us with blooms, as we saw at the lilac gardens and all along the scenic countryside.
Thursday evening I attended the event at the High school, where the students who had toured Vimy and other parts of France, commented on their trip and showed a video. Part of the evening was spent presenting gifts to a lot of the veterans, who went with them, or had some input into their trip. Many of the adults who accompanied them were also in attendance, and most of the council members. I’m sure these young lives will be positively influenced forever by this trip!
Sunday was a joint service at Zephyr, with Mary Foster conducting the service. Next week we are back to two services, with Sandford at 9:30 and Zephyr at 11:00.
Despite the terrible weather, a beautiful wedding took place at Epsom Church, when Betty Louise Medd wed Phillip Benns. They had been friends way back in the early 60s, when they attended Epsom and Port Perry schools together, but did not meet again until a year ago.