Don’t get caught by fraud or scam phone calls

Just been listening to the news on t.v. some good and some not so good.

Just been listening to the news on t.v. some good and some not so good.

We are getting winter at last but we need the snow to protect the water lines. The forecast is for some very cold weather so we will just have to wait and see. They say it’s only fools and newcomers who forecast the weather.

The U.S.A. is sure having its share of bad weather, let’s hope they keep it there.

Nice music

It’s nice to have the Grassy Plains church choir drop in for a little hymn sing on Sunday afternoon. Helps us pass the time for us here.

On Nov. 26 at the Tweedsmuir House at 7 p.m. the residents and many parents and visitors were treated to the most delightful evening of music and singing by our younger generation of up and coming entertainers and what an evening it turned out to be. What talent we have.

Thanks to Martina Zechendorf. She is such a wonderful teacher and entertainer herself and you can tell the children love her.

This evening was called Recital Canada Music Week. The aim of Canada Music Week is to bring to the attention of the public through various means the importance of Canadian music. There is much more I have at hand regarding how important this all is but I am short of space. Martina is one of my very good friends for many years and I always enjoy her concerts. How very fortunate to have her wonderful talent and how generous she is in sharing it with us.

Our family have always loved music. My mother was very much so. Brother Peter made big time with the piano and accordion. Dad played violin and I played guitar.

Mother played the piano. Our home was full of music.

Fraud

On the front page of last week’s Lakes District News printed in large letters ‘Beware of fraud in many forms.’ It’s still going on and big time. I keep on getting these phone calls during the night but there is nobody that answers. Once there was an answer but hung up. Some time ago I got one of those scams.

A lady was on the phone and told me of all the good things they had for me, a t.v. and music centre worth a pile of money, just a whole pile of things, too many to mention. I kept saying what’s the catch? No catch it’s all here for you. I told her to phone me in the morning so she said ok but low and behold she phoned again. Same old stuff and then my card number, I had it figured it was a scam and big time. I kept on talking and trying to joke with her, she was getting confused and she said you don’t want this offer and I said no not interested and I could tell she was getting angry so I said goodbye have a good day.

I found out this was the perfect pen company. I found out later on as one of my friends got taken. Also and he didn’t get any of the good things they promised me. That was just a come along scam. All he got was a huge box of cheap ball point pens but he never told me how much they cost. One thing I wonder about is why these phone calls with no answer. Is this a joke or are they trying to wear me down. So far no  cheque scams maybe later on, I hope not.

Winter is here

It’s Saturday night and it’s minus 17 so winter is upon us for sure now. Thank heavens for the snow to save the water lines.

It’s Nov. 29 and it’s minus 20, a good way to start out the day. For once the weatherman has hit the nail on the head. I have a gauge on the outside wall and it’s been right on at least so far. When I had the use of my legs this was the kind of a nice day for working.

Dad’s stories

Sometime I would like to write up some of my dad’s story of his life. He was a great story teller as he had such a full life. His first time in Canada was in 1904 and he got a job on a farm in Ontario. These were friends of friends in England. He stayed there about two years.

Then two members contracted T.B. and died of it. Dad then decided to follow the flow ‘go west young man go west.’ So he did just that and ended up in Calgary, Alberta. Lots of work there. His first job was driving four mules on a scraper 15 miles out of Calgary then his story begins. What a life.

It seems Christmas is not too far away folks are already hanging lights and decoration their homes. I heard today there is some Christmas music on the radio so far I haven’t heard it but I am looking forward to it. Such a wonderful time and so special for everyone.

When I checked the calendar it’s just coming real close. December is starting next week. Christmas was so special in our home when we were growing up. Compared to today our Christmas was so very simple but still such a wonderful day.

A little poem

No person has ever added up the value of a smile,

we know how much a dollars worth and how much is a mile.

We know the distance of the sun, the size and weight of earth,

but no one here can tell us how much a smile is worth.

Joke

A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, “What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you’re out of the office?”

“I give it to them,” replied the lawyer, “and then I send them a bill.”

The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.

Take care we want you around for Christmas. Always remember God loves you and so do I.