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In Flanders field ·the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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By Ma.ior John McCrae, May 1915."' .....
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The red Flanders' poppy was first described as a flower of
remembrance by Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918), who was
Profe-ssor of Medicine at McGill University of Canada before
World War One. Colonel McCrae had served as a gunner in the
Boer War, but went to France in World War One as a medical
Officer with the first Canadian Contingent.
At the second battle of Ypres in 1915, when in charge of a small
first-aid post, he wrote in pencil on a page torn from his
despatch book:' b G £ c-o\J Gn...- 0 p N GWLG"I'f~12
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The verses were apparently sent anonymously to the English
magazine, Punch, which published them under the title, In
Flanders' Fields. Colonel McCrae died while on ac'tive duty in
May 1918. On the eve of his death he allegedly said to his
doctor, Tell them this. If ye break the faith with us who die we
shall not sleep.
His volume of poetry, In Flanders' Fields and Other Poems, was
published in 1919.
An American, Miss Moina Belle Michael, read In Flanders' Fields
and wrote a reply entitled -
Hello, Everyone - didn't
we have fun at Tom & Jerry's? And what great food?
Wasn't it nice of the owner to come and greet us - very nIce service too! Mac did a great
job organizing and having the bus driver take us on the "scenic route" on such a beautiful
afternoon!
Don't you just love Audrey's
Christmas!
decorations
this month -lots
of fun! Can't wait for
How did you like creating the gratitude trees last month with Annitta?
think of all the things we have to be thankful for.
Really makes one
This month's newsletter has some great finds by Iris abollt Memorial Day - we are so
lucky to live in this country! We need to remember those who sacrificed for the
incredible freedoms \ve enjoy every single day.
Thank you Shirley for organizing
you book your appointment!
the flu vaccine days in November
- it's important
that
Thank you .... for all of you who gave us ideas and opinions - thank you ! Your input is
always appreciated and please keep it coming.
We have had questions lately about Program Fees. Please know that everyone who
attends the Centre, whether they choose to participate in the activities or not, need to
remit the $2.00 Program Fee. Ifa person has lunch here, the cost is $4.00. If Mac drives
you home, the charge is $2.00 each way - no one is exempt. Consider the cost - the
Society has to pay for the gas, vehicle insurance, repairs and Mac's time so please, if you
are being driven by Mac give him the $2.00 (except for those of you who are billed).
You all know how expensive gas is nowadays - with mechanics at $90.00 per hour,
keeping a safe vehicle on the road is a challenging proposition in today's world. The
Society purchased the van and had it equipped at great expense to bring in people which
HandyDart would not. It is true that we are still dealing with some anomalies from the
past, however, to keep the program alive and growing, we need indicators to show that
you support this program. Thank you for your co-operation on paying the Program Fees
and the transportation.
Check out your local service on Memorial Day - I go every year to the Cenotaph - and
think of what it may have been liked in the trenches in the war - wet, cold, being shot at not knowing whether you'd ever see your family again - and wondered what they
thought sitting and waiting for the next battle ....
Scorpio
My Mantra: I deserve the Money I'm Making
and More
The Scorpio Way:
"Scorpio, Scorpio, where for art thou Scorpio?"
You're far too complex for one little paragraph.
. Your sign rules sex, death and money--That's why you are so fluffy. You're the most po\verful,
intense sign in the Zodiac. You pack more life into a
year than most do in a lifetime.
"That's because you are extreme!"
"Take it to the limit one more time"
You have X-ray vision and the mind of a sleuth)
you're passionate; you have strong feelings about
everything!
The
While it's long been knovvn that vitamin D is essential to bone health, new research
suggests it may also help you live longer
F YOl' WA"iT TO J'\CREASE
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your chances of li\'ing a
~ longer, healthier life. the
sunshine vitamin could do
just th:tt - according to
European researchers. \\ho have
I'llund that people \\'ho regul:lrly
took vitamin D supplemcnts had
a sen:n pCI'cent lower chance of
dying from a major di,case,
"You could have an
increase of life expectancy by
two or three years," says Dr.
Philippe A utier of the
International Agency for
Research on Cancer, whose
study was published in the
recent Archives oj [Jllemal
Medicine journal.
Researchers reviewed the
results of 18 clinical trials that
followed more than 57,nOO people for six years. i\lost of the
studics (with participants mainly
over 65 years of age) looked at
the role of vitamin [) in pre\'cnting fractures, It's long becn
known that the vi:arnin is crucial for bone health, but mounting c\'idence sugge,;ts it may
also help prevent ,\ \'ariely of
discases including cancer, type 2
diabetes, multiple sclerosis and
even some infectious diseases,
Previous studies have indicated a vitamin D deficiency
may be linked to a higher risk of
cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which account for up to
70 per cent of deaths in highincome countries. i\']ost of these
countries also happen to be in
and winter," advises Heather
the northern hemispherc \'.hcre
Chappell with the Canadian
there is not enough sun exposure
Cancer Society. People with
ycar round,
dark skin generally have low
Researchers believe \'itaillin
lc\'c!s of vitamin D because th
D in the blood could SlOp candarker pigment makes it dif/icer cells from spreading, or it
cult for the skin to synthesize
may boost the immune system.
\'itamin D 1'1'0111 sunlight. Also
"Cancer is ch3racterized by the
seniors cannot manufacture
proliferation of cells," says Dr.
Autier. ,·It looks like thl': \'itavitamin D as efticiently from
sun exposure, so both of these
min D was able to put comral
groups may bcnefit 1'1'0111 a sUf
on this, put the brakes on this
plement year round.
proliferation."
The Canadian Cancer
Two other recent studil':s
Society now recommends getshow apparent bendits of \'itating 1,000 international units (
min D. Tn one, young Finnish
\'itamin D3 (as cholecalciferol
men experienced fewer respiraa day. Up to 2,000 IU a day
tory infections. In the othl':r
may prove safe.
study, conducted
."
You can also
on seniors in the
obtain vitamin I
Netherlands,
through your
p:lrticipants were
diet, in foods
less likely to end
like salmon and
up in a nursing
tuna, rortifi~d
home.
dairy products
Our bodies
and cereals,
prn<.!uce vitamin
But more i,n
D when exposed
necessarily belle:
to the ultraviolet
- too much
rays in direct
\'itJlllin D can bl
sunlight. So,
toxic and lead te
sl':nsiblc unprokidney stones and kidney damtc<:ted sun exposure on your
agc. Talk t\) your doctor ahollt
face and artns, about 10 to 15
\\'hat is sare for you, Stitl. give
minutes a few times a week, is
the growing benefits of taking
saiel to be all you need to help
the vitamin, all aCC0mpanying
you produce enough of the
editorial to this latest European
vitamin. But this doesn't mean
study says it's time that health
that you should stop using suncare providers become more
screen, since skin cancer and
proactive in identifying. preaging skin from UV light are
venting and treating vitamin 0
still very real risks.
deficiency in their patients.
Since daily sunshine is not
Stay tuned, as even more
an option in B.C., you need to
research is in the works. 1!2
stay on top of it in the wintertime. "As the sun's rays
become less strong as we move
.
.
Your Health with Dr. Rhonda Low airs
mto the fall, people should start
weekdays during CrY News at Five and
taking a supplement in the f.al.l-=~
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PONDERINGS FROM
THE PANTRY... by Audrey
PONDER THIS ....
IN FLANDERS
FIELDS THE POPPIES CROW
UPON THE CROSSES ROW ON ROW .....
WELL IT IS SURE NICE TO BE ?ACK HOME WITH YOU ALL AGAIN~
ALTHOUGH I HEARD THAT YOU WERE ALL REALLY SPOILED BY FATIMA
AND HER WONDERFUL
DESSERTS.
WELL THE OLD BAG IS BACK AGAIN
SO TIGHTEN UP THOSE BELT BUCKLES,
IT'S BACK TO FRUIT AND GOODIES
NOW AND AGAI.N. REALLY THOUGH, I Ai'!GLAD YOU ~.,TEREIN SUCH GREAT
HANDS.
I AM AWAY AGAIN FOR ONE WEEK IN NOVEMBER
SO FATIMA WILL
BE BACK TO FATTEN YOU ALL UP AGAIN AND YOU CAN COMPLAIN TO HER
JUST HOW BAD I TREAT YOU.
SERIOUSLY,
SHE IS GREAT AND IT IS
WONDERFUL
TO KNOW THAT SHE IS READY TO JUMP IN WHEN I'M AWAY.
AS YOU PROBABLY
HAVE NOTED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING
HAS GONE UP AS
FAR AS FOOD STUFFS GO.
EVEN THE CONTAINERS
THAT WE DO THE T.V.
DINNERS IN HAVE SHOT UP.
AFTER TAKING SOHE TUIE TO PRICE OUT THE
COST OF THESE DINNERS AND COMPARING
THEM WITH STORE BOUGHT FROZEN
HEALS (THERE'S NO COMPARISON
REALLY) WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO
RAISE THE PRICE OF THE T.V. "DINNERS AS MANY OF YOU HAVE SAID OVER
THE PAST FEW MONTHS.
IT WILL BE $3.50 PER DINNER AS OF NOVEMBER
1st,
2n07.
IT IS NOT SOMETHING
WE LIKE TO DO BUT THEY HAVE BEEN
UNDER THREE DOLLARS FOR MANY YEARS AND ECONOMICS
JUST TAKES OVER.
MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE
YOUR
WAS AWAY I WAS THINKING
HOW
SUNSHINE WHEN SO MANY DON'T
FOOD IN THEIR TUNHIES.
ALL
HOME, AND MANY OTHERS CAME
F R E ED 0 [vIS WE H A V E . SOT A K E
POppy FOR NOVEMEMBER
11. WHILE I
LIJCKY I WAS TOBE ABLE TO LIE IN THE
EVEN HAVE A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS OR
OUR NEN FRO~I ~IANY WARS NEVER CMIE
CHANGED FOREVER SO WE CAN ENJOY THE
S0 MET HI EON
N 0V Ei'!
B E R lIt h AND "PO N D E R ."
IT IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY TURNING IT'S FACE TOWARD THE SEASON OF
ALL SEASONS.
CHRISTMAS!
WASN'T IT JUST CHRISTNAS
A COUPLE OF
NON T H SAG 0 ? 0 H '~EL L, T HAT I ShiH Y I' N T A KIN G A \.,T E E KIN
NO jT EN BE R
TO HOPEFULLY
BREAK THE BACK ON CHRISTMAS
CARDS, SHOPPING AND
CATCHING i'lYBREATH BEFORE THE "BAKING" STARTS.
AGAIN,
IT'S
GREAT
TO BE BACK!
'TILL
NEXT
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1. ~,l1om'smate
48. Be in debt
4. Trolley's sound
49. Golfer Hogan
9. Put t"vo and
two together?
50. Oozes
DOWN
14. Spring month
2. Rowing blade
22. Fairy-tale
beginning
15. Grand
Canyon state
3. Lowestranking
Marine
23. Dull people
4. Cranky;
irritable
5. Dryer fluff
20. Aroma
detectors
6. Actress
Gardner
21. Lions' calls
23. Stoops (over)
7. Compass
point
25. Aware of:
slang
8. Smiled
broadly
26. Went by bus
27. Behold!
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1. Soup veggie
19. Sleeveless
garment
9. Accumulate
10. Tropical fruit
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of war
13. Mississippi,
for one
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12. Organ of
hearing
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broader
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24. Biblical
garden
26. Ready for
harvest
27. Country road
28. October's
. stone
30. Wooded
areas
31. Byan
unknov'ln
means
37. \\linter
garments
38. Ship mop
39. Tardy
40. Envelope
part
42. Lawyer's
charge
43. Sheep mama
44. Look at
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page 140
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30. Shot (a gun)
31. Maple fluid
32. "Take it from
33. i~ot closed
Lisa"
35. Sends a
telegram
37. Desert
transport
38. Bread serving
40. Cry at the
golf course
41. Walks in
water
42. Signals with
light
41
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BANKS
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CATHEDRALS
CHURCHES
COBBLESTONES
~J\USEUMS
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OVERPASSES
PANHANDLERS
PARKS
PLAZAS
POLICEMEN,
POOLS
COMMUTERS
COURTHOUSE
POSTMEN
CROSSWALKS
SHELTERS
SHOPS
SIGNS
FIREMEN
GARBAGE
HOTEL
LAMPPOSTS
LIBRARY
lIGHTS
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MOVIES·
SCHOOLS'
SKYSCRAPERS
TA}{IS
THEATERS
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Did you know that we now have
non-fiction books, coffee table
books, ft magazines as well as
novels. Some of you have been
asking if you can borrow the
magazines and coffee table books.
You're welcome to borrow them as
long as you return them so others
can enjoy them as well.
Good Nutrition Month
Ummm .•. taste tests and animated
discussio,ns around food.
a Vidwdan
~tma6
g'tee
Our crafts this month will center
around making decorations for the
Christmas tree that we set up in the
activity area. We'll be making all
Victorian tree decorations. Although
we've got some ideas, we'd welcome
yours. Got any examples of
Victorian Christmas tree decorations
you think we could make here.
Bring in to show us.
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Check out Mac's version of
spontaneous combustion!
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LEST WE FORGET
During the mornings of Nov. 7, 8,
and 9th we will be remembering our
veterans and the cause they fought
for, If you have stories, ration
coupons, or show and tell items,
bring them during these days.
FLU VACCINATION
CLINIC
Monday, Nov 510:00-12:00
Wednesday, Nov 7 10:00-12:00
Thursday, Nov 8 10-11:45
No cost to seniors.
&ee S~f
to- lio..ofl appointment.
DIWALI - FESTIVAL. OF LIGHTS
Your opportunity to learn about
celebrations of other cultures. Diwali
is a Hindi celebration. We'll be
creating "light patterns" in the Hindi
tradition.
Ren-Coll Think Tank
We will be holding 3 workshops
in November to give you the
opportunity
to help us with
seasonal ptanning.
Workshop Dates:
Monday, Nov 5 10:15 - 11 :30
"Brainstorming"
Tuesday, Nov 6 12:45 -1 :45
"Brainstorming"
Tuesday, Nov 20, 9:30 -10:15
"Program Development"
Note: All Friday and Tuesday
participants are welcome and
encouraged to attend the Tuesday
sessions.
Come join the fun of planning the
programs for the winter months © !
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"Please wear a poppy," the lady said
And held one forth, but I shook my head.
Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there,
And her face was old and lined with care;
But beneath the scars the years had made
There remained a smile that refused to fade.
A boy came whistling down the street,
Bouncing along on care-free feet.
His smile was full of joy and fun,
IILady,1Isaid he, IImay I have one?"
When she's pinned in on he turned to say,
IIWhy do we wear a poppy today?"
The lady smiled in her wistful way
And answered, "This is Remembrance Day,
And the poppy there is the symbol for
The gallant men who died in war.
And because they did, you and I are free That's why we wear a poppy, you see.
"I had a boy about your size,
With golden hair and big blue eyes.
He loved to play and jump and shout,
Free as a bird he would race about.
As the years went by he learned and grew
and became a man - as you will, too.
"He was fine and strong, with a boyish smile,
But he'd seemed with us such a little while
When war broke out and he went away.
I still remember his face that day
When he smiled at me and said, Goodbye,
I'll be back soon, Mom, so please don't cry.
But the war went on and he had to stay,
And all I could do was wait and pray.
His letters told of the awful fight,
(I can see it still in my dreams at night),
With the tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire,
And the mines and bullets, the bombs and fire.
II
IITill at last, at last, the war was won And that's why we wear a poppy son.1I
The small boy turned as if to go,
Then said, IIThanks, lady, I'm glad to know.
That sure did sound like an awful fight,
But your son - did he come back all right?"
A tear rolled down each faded check;
She shook her head, but didn't speak.
I slunk away in a sort of shame,
And if you were me you'd have done the same;
For our thanks, in giving, if oft delayed,
Thought our freedom was bought - and thousands paid!
And so when we see a poppy worn,
Let us reflect on the burden borne,
By those who gave their very all
When asked to answer their country's call
That we at home in peace might live.
Then wear a poppy! Remember - and give!
""''''''ByDon Crawford.""''''''
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--,. November is poppy month, the time of the year when by
the wearing of a simple emblem, a red poppy, we salute the
memory of those who sacrificed their health, their strength,
even their lives, that we might live in a free country.
,.
-, ,~.Long known as the corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas) because it
flourishes asa weed in grain fields, the Flanders poppy as it is
now usually called, grew profusely in the trenches and craters
of the war zone. Artillery shells and shrapnel stirred up the
earth and exposed the seeds to the light they needed to
germinate.
'<';}
.~~. Today the poppy is worn on Remembrance Day, the 11th of
November. At 11 o'clock on that day, everyone is asked to be
silent for just one minute. The silence is a chance to remember
all those who have died in wars and to be glad that we are not
at war today.
11th November 1919
The First Two Minute Silence in London:
S~ln
Man
Tue
Wed
Please Note:
Fun
6
!Brainstorming!
Tai Chi
Sai Goh
Think Tank
*Brain*
*Storming*
Croquet
1300 Artsway
Lions Den
12
Closed in Lieu
of
Remembrance
Day
2
3
Art
Workshop
Carpet
Bowling
every day in
the morning
11
1Taste &
Sat
Outburst
Fitness
Flu
Vaccination
10-12
Fri
Tell
Functional
5 Think Tank
Thu
13
Outburst
7
"Lest We
Forget"
Flu
Vaccination
10-12
Victorian
Christmas
Crafts
(Tree Ornaments)
14
Lego
Challenge
Scenic Drive
Richmond
1:00 Gerry
Baynton
8
9
10
"Lest We
Forget"
Flu
Vaccination
Remembrance
Day
Memories
10-11:45
Stuart's lunch
music
Stuart's lunch
music
Diwali
FestivalOf Lights
15
16
Lego
Challenge
17
Art
Workshop
Movie
Matinee
Bingo
!
18
21
22
"Outburst"
Thinking
Outside the
Box
23
Stuart's Lunch
Concert
Carpet Bowling
25
28
Bus
Outing
24
Bingo
1 :00 John
Cronin
29
Imagination
+
6 hole (?) golf
30
Art
Workshop
Bin
0
2007
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