How time passes! "Happy Birthday Village Crier" Yes, we are celebrating our first birthday and continue, like any healthy baby, to go from strength to strength.
By the time this edition comes out it will be the beginning of December------well and truly into winter with thoughts turning to Christmas and New Year; however as I write this article it is still autumn. The trees are turning and the leaves are falling, but what beautiful colours there are around us, still lots of greens blending in with yellows, bronzes and browns.
If you have kept all your copies of The Crier it will give you a pretty good idea of what goes on in Abernethy and Aberargie throughout the year and I think you will agree it is a busy community with a variety of interests.
The Committee is grateful to all who have contributed over the last year and look forward to more articles in future editions. Variety is the spice of life, so the more variation in stories, letters comments and news etc the better.
Thanks to all who have put their loose change into the collecting tins in the Grocer's, the Corner Shop and the Tearoom. It is amazing how it all mounts up. Thanks also to those who have donated so generously over the last year. We must not forget the Distributors without whom you would not have you local paper delivered to your door. As The Crier gets bigger the task becomes heavier so if there any budding Paperboys and girls out there please get in touch
I would still like to see a more formal Personal Column ----- Births Marriages Deaths and Anniversaries. Unless these announcements are sent to the Editor or any member of the production team we have no way of knowing what to publish except by word of mouth which is not very satisfactory. Those I have heard of are A daughter Jemima to Lee and Kate Butler, a son, Luthais Andrew Edrick to David and Rachel Cheer and a grand-daughter, Amy, to Dave and Gillian Lyle. I am sure there are other intimations so please let us have them before the next deadline which is the 31st January.
I am going to end my article on a very personal note.
As you know my husband Bobby died last August and I want to express my sincere thanks to all who wrote to me , sent flowers and cards and gave me so much help and support over a difficult period. It was all quite overwhelming and I will never forget the kindness extended to me and the care given to Bobby by Doctors Rashkis, Devlin, Nurse Gray and all the Carers. £576 was collected for the Marie Curie nurses.
Now to the present; open up your Birthday Edition of The Village Crier and find out what Abernethy and Aberargie have been doing over the last 3 months and what will be happening over the next 3.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. Hilda Clow