Lots of visiting going on in the Grove over the last couple of weeks.
Armstrong and daughter, Seanna, of Barrierer, B.C., dropped in for a
quick “Hello” at the home of Andrew and Dianne MacDonald recently. Many
area folks will remember Judy's husband, Bob, who worked for many
years, at Thompson Feed in Ripley.
Speaking of Dianne, it should
be noted that new hours are in place at the Farmers Diner in Ripley.
The diner is now open for supper Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, so
check it out some evening when you don't feel like cooking.
Anne Kukoly visited with her cousin, Shirley Guilders, in Clinton. Mary
Anne and Mary Black took a spin to Goderich to visit with Helen and Reg
Reihl recently. Mary and Reg caught up on family news and Helen and
Mary Anne recalled high school days in Ripley. It is good to have Reg
back from his stay in Goderich hospital.
Judy Thompson had the
pleasure, last week, of meeting Lindsay Millar, of Toronto, Bette
McLeod’s niece. After lunch at the Farmers Diner, Lindsay and Bette
spent the rather warm but enjoyable day in the gazebo at Station Beach.
Bette had also attended the monthly hospital retirees luncheon for July
at the Aintree Golf Course restaurant.
Congratulations to June
Elliott who celebrated her 87th birthday on July 4th. Friends and
family gathered at the home of John and Joyce Farrell to help
make her special day enjoyable.
The Ripley Lions Club hosted another successful Beef Barbecue on Sunday, July 11.
(Orr) Dore, wife of the late Claude Dore, and sons Carl, Delbert,
Perrin and Ken, hosted an Orr and Dore family get-together, including
many friends and neighbours, at their camp site near Teeswater on
Saturday, July 17. A pig roast is a sure-fire way to make sure the
crowd will be big, and live music added to the fun. A good time was had
by all. Thank you to the Dore family. Old father time has not been kind
to the Dore family over the past three years and this gathering
certainly gave everyone a nice occasion to share memories.
Eight-week-old Callum Thompson had the pleasure (although he doesn't
realize it yet) of having his picture taken with his oldest living
relative, Largaret (Brindley) (Dore) McInnes.
Folks in this area
may be interested in the news of the recent passing (July 9) of
Lauraine ( Baird) (Holmes) Burgstaller of Barrie. Lauraine worked for
many years in the Royal Bank in Ripley. She grew up on Highway 9 at
Millarton, daughter of the late Cynthia and Fred Baird, and attended
high school in Kincardine.
The Doug MacDonalds had a house full over the weekend (dogs included!).
Sheena Houghton and children, William, Elena and Ethan, of Sanford,
Michigan, are spending the summer with them while
Sheena helps out
sister-in-law Dianne MacDonald at the Farmers Diner. Joining them for
the weekend were her husband, Bob, and Stephani (MacDonald) Simpson of
Chateauguy, New York. Unfortunately, Stephani’s husband, Mike, was
unable to be there. On Saturday, July 17, they were joined by Ian and
Holly MacDonald of Lloydminister, Alberta. Guests with the whole
shootin' match on Saturday evening were Karen and Gary Pollock of
Pickering, their sons, Trevor and wife Kathy and daughter Caitlyn of
Curtis, and Brent and Colleen Pollock, Braxton, Mason and Austin of
Megan MacDonald attended the wedding shower for Tobi
Farrell, daughter of John and Joyce Farrell, at the home of Nancy
Greenwood in Goderich on Saturday. Tobi is getting married on Aug 15.
Dianne Clifford, Ruth Dalton and Fran Farrell took in the play in Kincardine, “Freedom 85!” It
was really enjoyable and well worth seeing.
Don and Marilyn Reid spent last weekend with Bill and Agnes Folmer at the Folmer cottage at Sauble Beach.
Joseph Finnie is off this week for a six-week leadership training course with the Air Cadets at Cold Lake,
We send get well wishes to Cecil Sutton who hasn't been feeling up to snuff for the last several weeks.
the number of people around Ripley over this past weekend is any
indication, it can be assumed that the Fireman’s Breakfast and Mushball
Tournament were a success.
Just a reminder to check out the
Farmers’ Market being established in Ripley on Fridays and Saturdays.
It seems to be getting a few more venders, with a different variety of
wares, every week.