My view this time is a bit of a rant.
I write this at mid-day January 8th with snow and ice hanging on outside. The United States is going through political turmoil, Covid 19 is still rampant throughout the world with millions sick and thousands dying and I hear folks in Abernethy moaning about their pavements being iced up. Instead of expending energy moaning, do something about it. Expend that energy clearing your 8 to 10 feet of pavement outside your house of snow and ice then all the footpaths will be clear; clear so people can get about safely. Those yellow bins you see lying about have grit and salt in them, try lifting the lid and having a look inside. If they are needing to be filled phone Perth & Kinross Council. Try doing as some do and get out there and clear more than your own area, guys like Andrew (Mex) Williamson and Keir Allen who cleared much more than their fair share. If you have an elderly neighbour help them with their bit.
Stop complaining and do something about it.
Stay safe and ice free.
FROM THE CHAIR
I hope receiving the Crier brings a slight measure of normality to your lives.
Looking back to the Crier of March 2020 and reading the contents, all seemed plain sailing; notification of forthcoming events, 60s Night Out in the Williamson Hall in April, Open Garden Event, opening of the Tennis Club, Communion, the Masons' Bingo Tea and Donkey Derby the SWI meetings etc. Little did we know and did we ever think that one year on we would still be under lock and key!
In spite of everything we have succeeded in producing a Crier apart from last June, thanks to all the contributors and to those who deliver.
I write this on the 31st January, still very cold and still snow around but I enjoyed a pleasant walk in the sunshine this afternoon, thankful I am able to see and enjoy the beautiful area in which we live. Every day is another day nearer spring and freedom!
One day leads into the next and we are unable to plan anything ahead, however one does have time to look backwards to both interesting and happy times in the village and I hope these articles will bring back memories to those who remember them and be of interest to those who have come into the village in more recent times.
Keep well, safe and be optimistic.