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That dog is Lucky

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named “Lucky.” Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.

Mary or Jim would go to Lucky’s toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky’s other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer.

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Cafe of Memories

As we grow older, we all find it more difficult to make new friends. In fact, even keeping up with old friendships can be a struggle. This is made more difficult if  infirmities keep us bound to our homes.

That’s why we are starting our monthly ‘Cafe of Memories’ afternoon refreshments. Starting with tea or coffee, there will items on the tables to help bring back memories of the past and offer an opportunity to reminisce. For example, this month’s theme is ‘Old Dundee’. Then there will be a short moment of worship with familiar hymns and readings.  Throughout we will be sensitive to the needs of those who find remembering a challenge and those who help them today.

If you would like to find renewed companionship or care for someone who has difficulties of mind then please come along for our first Cafe of Memories at 2 p.m. on 3 September in our Halls.

Summer tales – Woman on the deck chair

The woman sat on the deck chair looking out to sea. Way out, she saw a ship and imagined it going to the tropics; to the warmth that she had never felt. Now  life had been good to her in a material sense at least. In personal relations she had been less fortunate. In truth, she could buy a gift for anyone but had no one to give it to.

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