Seniors annual Flea Market held this weekend

Rockin' and Talkin' from the Clinton Seniors Association

Fall is quickly turning into winter. There was snow on the local mountains on Oct. 20. It’s time to have the furnace serviced, clean the eavestroughs, harvest the last of the garden produce and put the garden to rest, collect firewood and find your winter hat and gloves and make ready for a few months of cold and snowy weather.  Get out all those books you’ve been wanting to read and projects you’ve been setting aside to do.

Clinton Seniors Association members are finalizing plans for the Flea Market Nov. 5 at the Clinton Memorial Hall. It may not be too late to rent a table –  sometimes there are cancellations. Call Eleanor at 459-2339.

There’ll be a concession and many vendors selling everything from home baking and sandwiches to new and gently used items. Please come out and support the Clinton Seniors.

November 11 is Remembrance Day, the day we set aside each year to remember those who fought in the wars to gain our freedom. Without their great sacrifices we would not have this quality of life we enjoy every day. Wear a poppy. Come out to honor the veterans at the Cenotaph service at the Clinton Memorial Hall, 11 am.

Two long time CSA members, Hildred Dube and Marge Zimmerlee are currently in Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. We wish them a speedy recovery.

I have been talking to Daphne Jennings, the President and Director of Canadian Grandparents Rights Association. The purpose of the Association is to promote, support and assist grandparents and their families to maintain or reestablish family ties where the family has been disrupted by separation, divorce or death, especially those ties between grandchildren and grandparents. One of the objectives of the Association is to work with the Federal and Provincial governments to pass legislation that would safeguard the rights of grandparents and grandchildren to see each other or have some kind of communication on a regular basis.

Ms. Jennings has placed a DVD on parental alienation, a government report on recommended changes to the present Divorce Act and brochures in the Clinton Library. Feel free to borrow these resources.

Some words of wisdom and “jokes” for seniors have turned up on my computer. I’ll share them with you from time to time. If nothing else, they may cause you to smile:

Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat until the wrinkles fill out.

Remember this: You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing!!

Zee Chevalier