The deep freeze we have survived was a test for sure! Only my car didn’t survive too well and I had to have it boosted to start after sitting for a month out back. Most folks are getting settled in again after the holiday break of being away or having company in. Winners of the Christmas Lighting competition were, first place, Lloyd Foulds, second was Jerry Goodheart and third was Joan Johnson. Congratulations to all of them, it does give the village a cheerful look when all the lights are on.
Heavy frosts have taken care of our flowers that struggled so long to stay alive. Most have succumbed to the cold by now. Many tasty meals have been enjoyed over the Thanksgiving weekend and all appreciated so much. It’s been a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for and how lucky we are to live in an area without floods, fires or hurricanes. We will contend with the cold and snow and are prepared for what winter brings.
Work was being done at the cemetery last week, filling in low spots on various grave tops and some trimming was done around headstones in one area. The grass is getting very tall and heading out. Now that visitors are arriving it is nice to have it looking good when it is visited. Entertainment at Harwood Manor on Sunday afternoon, June 18, was enjoyed by my cousin Dorothy Ray and myself when we went over to visit. The musicians were Janette Beckman and John Archer of the Battlefords.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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