Rockin’ & Talkin’ – A day for mothers of all ages

Zee Chevalier's monthly column for the Clinton Senior's Association.

Happy Mother’s Day May 11

And Grandmas too…..

While we honor all our mothers, with words of love and praise,

While we tell about their goodness, and their kind and loving ways,

We should also think of Grandma, she’s a mother too, you see….

For she mothered my dear mother, as my mother mothers me.

– Author Unknown

Celebration of motherhood dates back to the ancient Greeks. Rhea, the mother of all Greek goddesses, was honoured annually at a springtime feast.

Motherhood is commemorated in national celebrations around the globe. More than 60 countries celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May.

We would do well to honour those mothers among us who provide much of what is good in our lives.  Pause a moment to reflect on all the goodness that came from those mothers now deceased.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Canadian Cancer Society pin box initiative. Thank you for donating and wearing a daffodil pin in honour of a cancer survivor or in memory of one who wasn’t so lucky.

May is a busy month in Clinton with the Old Timers’ Tea, the Parade and rodeo, the annual Ball and heritage Week and all that it involves, and more. Some seniors are very busy with all the activities and events, others less so. There’s lots to see and do and enjoy.

Our condolences and sympathy to Helene Cade as Bud died on April 21. He will be sorely missed.

Cards and Games go on as usual on Monday at 1 pm at the Seniors Centre, 217 Smith Avenue. The more the merrier!

The regular General meeting will be on May 15 at the Seniors Centre following noon lunch. Come and join us!

There are no birthdays to celebrate in May.

Zee Chevalier

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