Rockin’ and Talkin’ – Few things more important than Mothers Day

Zee Chevalier's monthly summary of the Clinton Seniors' Association's news and events.

M is for May and Mothers.

How important is Mother’s Day? More than 60 countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May.

On this day it is common for mothers to be remembered with presents and special attention from their loved ones.

Mothers are honoured and thanked by millions of people the world over for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well-wisher.

My Mother’s Day gift came early this year. On April 15 our Toronto daughter was running the Boston Marathon.  Her husband was with her but did not run this race. We could track her time on the computer and knew that she had finished the race but we couldn’t communicate with her. Calls were not getting through on their cell phones. Often runners will hang around the finish line waiting for their fellow competitors to get in, taking pictures, etc. We did not know where she was. It was hours before we learned that she had crossed the finish line about 40 minutes before the bombs exploded; hours before I heard the sweetest words “Hi! mom” over the ‘phone. She was alive and well and safe. What a gift indeed.

We think of May as the start of summer but it’s really still Spring. We wonder aloud when will Mother Nature deliver up warm, sunny days. May is looked forward to as a time for renewal in the garden, a time for planning our summer activities, and just getting outdoors without half freezing.

In Clinton it is the month to celebrate Heritage Week beginning with the Victoria day week-end. Many seniors are involved in the staging of activities that week and also enjoying the various events. The Annual Ball, this year is May 18. The Old Timers’ Tea is well attended and the visiting and chatter will happen May 24. The May Parade starts off Saturday, May 25 followed by the Lions Beef on a Bun and Rodeo.

Some of the seniors have been helping out with the school lunch program.

Thank you to the businesses and establishments who have supported the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign in the month of April with boxes and daffodil pins available for their clients. April 27 was Daffodil Day to spread awareness of cancer and the work of the Society which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

The next regular meeting of the Clinton Seniors Association is May 16 following noon lunch in the Clinton Seniors Centre at 217 Smith Ave. Come and join us!

Chairperson of the Clinton Seniors Association is moving away this month and our thanks and good wishes go with her for her efforts to head up our organization. Helene Cade will be Chairperson until the Annual General Meeting in November. Thank you, Helene.

Have a Happy Birthday, Sharon, on May 29. Happy Birthday also to Bud Cade on May 9.

Zee Chevalier

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