Grace Notes – October 2016

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Grace Notes – October 2016

Grace Notes

You can imagine my surprise on Monday morning the 19th September while I was preparing breakfast when my daughter Erana arrived with my son David, after meeting an early morning flight from Perth. Total surprise!! He had supposedly been concerned about my recent bout of vertigo and wanted to check me out as well as looking into some family business affairs. This week my daughter Connie also arrived which has been one of the few times when I have had my three all home. I have been counting my blessings to have loving supportive adult children.

September was a busy month for St Aidans what with the working bee and the Floral Affair. Dalia says that everyone did a good job in tidying up the Church grounds and thanks the helpers, also those who brought food along to feed the helpers.

The Floral Affair was well supported by the community in spite of inclement weather. The floral arrangements were stunning, Andrea did a tremendous job of taking some photographs and putting them on to our FaceBook page. Stunning.† The HighTea provided the guests with a variety of tasty morsels to accompany tea served in fine china. †The musical items were of a very high standard and enjoyed by all.

Ian McIntyre. Eulogy given on behalf of St.Aidans on 22nd September:

Ian was a loved member of this community over many years, his involvement and contribution to St.Aidans was substantial. His advice as a surveyor and Town Planner was willingly given to different projects, in particular to the construction of building the nine units in Iona Close and the upgrade of the downstairs lounges and installation of modern kitchen facilities. We regret his loss and we offer our prayers for Judith and her family.

Jim recently spent five days in Fielding to attend a funeral. While there he was impressed by an organ recital given by the organist of the Anglican Church in Wellington.

Bruce is regaining his strength after a short time in hospital. Itís good to see you so active again Bruce.

Yvonneís granddaughter Wakana is off to Japan where she will be staying with her other grandmother. Wakana has an Arts degree with a major in Spanish and Japanese so will be searching for employment which will make use of her skills.

Colin and Pat have had a trip to Melbourne to see their son Maurice and his wife who moved to Williamstown in June. They have settled in well and he is enjoying the challenges of his new position as the chemical engineer of a tissue paper factory. Pat & Colin were entertained royally and shown parts of Melbourne they had not seen before, including a music shop called Pat’s Place and a ferry ride to town on the Yarra River.

Our love and thoughts are with the Sieberhagen family as they adjust to life without Annalie.

Music is a swift weaver of deep feelings. Ė Andres Segovia.