Grindstone Island News - July 24, 1996


By: Sarah Beer for Aminta Marks


Summers on Grindstone Island will be something I will remember for the rest of my life. It is exciting to be on an island for the summer. The islanders are always fun to be with and have made our family feel so welcome for three summers. The parsonage is always busy with people dropping in for a cup of coffee and conversation!


This week the raspberries on Grindstone Island are finally here! Everyone is making raspberry pies and raspberry jam! Picking berries in the hot sun is definitely worth the effort when you come home to a bowl of sugar and berries. There were raspberry pies and all sorts of delicious desserts at the turkey supper in the Carriage House on Saturday night. We ate like there was no tomorrow, thanks to the many helpers and hard working cooks!


Following the turkey supper Bob Smith, former pastor of the church, was our comical auctioneer for the evening. With only a few books and a clothes dryer left over, Bob did a good job of convincing us to buy one another's junk!


The Saturday night dance was well attended as always. Lisa Leanna won the 50/50 draw. Next week DNS DJ will provide music for the dance.


On Sunday, the annual memorial church service paid tribute to those who died in the past

year.   We remembered with gratitude the lives of Frank Augsbury HI, Doris Brooks, Les Calhoun, Milton Carnegie, Virginia Davison, Roy Frazier, and Larry Garnsey. Bob Smith baptised Chassitty Wainwright, daughter of Melissa Patch and Richard Wainwright. After the service the island women gathered at Lolita Pfeiffer's cottage for a baby shower for Aleatha Williams.            


Reminder: Old Home Day is next Sunday, July 28.


Saturday night dances are scheduled as follows: July 27, DJ and limbo contest; Aug. 3, Marshall Street Band; Aug. 10, the Copy Cats, karaoke night; Aug. 17, Country Express, line dancing.