by Brenda Duke on behalf of Elderberries

It just wouldn’t be The Breezes without something from Pam Winter. But… as many of you know, Pam has been a bit under the weather lately and not up to sending us anything for this issue. Normally, I’d pull something from our archived articles and presto! We’d hear her words, her sentiments and her memories. But, readers, I’m sorry to let you down; I’ve misplaced the archived articles and need a technical wizard to get them back.

So, I’m going to share what I feel Pam would want you to know. I haven’t had the pleasure to meet Pam, but I feel I know her. From the stories I’ve heard, the articles I’ve read and the memories you’ve shared. I’m putting on my “Pam” hat and here’s what I think.

“It’s been a long year and there are so many things to be grateful for. While it hasn’t been easy adjusting to being ill, moving into a new place or being out and about less, it’s still been rewarding. Old friends have supported me, I’ve met new friends and life is still good. My dear friend of 15 years, Megs or as I call her “Maggie” has been there to help every step of the way. Maggie is the sister I never had and vice versa. In fact, people believe we are sisters! In our hearts we are. And I can always rely on Ken to keep me in the loop and get me out when I need to be.

My son Grant and his lovely family surprised me and came in for an early Xmas visit and I was delighted! We spent the day at the Maker’s Market at Christ Church Cathedral and had a nice lunch at Jack & Lois’s. For years, Megs and I have shared a tradition of spending Christmas at the Sheridan and the tradition continued this year. I feel I had a lovely Christmas season because my family was and friends were part of the celebrations. The memories of past holidays completed the memories I made this year. People have visited and let me know that I am important to them and I am always thankful to those that visit, send cards and letters and let me know I am appreciated”.

So, I feel that Pam would have a special wish for all of you as we enter 2018 and start the next journey on our path of life. “Out with the old, in with the new, may you be happy the whole year through. Happy New Year”! Cheers!

Submitted by Brenda Duke on behalf of Elderberries.