As SMUG will wind down for the summer months, we,as always, finish up with our annual summer picnic and SMUGULELE. Since the Campbells have sold their cottage it was not possible to have it once again "at the shore", but due to the kindness of Sharon, the activity director at Andrews of Stratford we were able to have it there and inside as well. It has been very cool on PEI lately so we decided early in the morning the activity room would be our best bet.We sang songs for an hour and a half, then Diane brought the pizza and with lemonade and cookies supplied for us by Andrews, we finished our glorious feast with a birthday cake for the director....a great and pleasant surprise. The highlight of the day was having Andrews Strummers play along with us. An opportunity for the Strummers to play some different songs taken from our SMUG songbook. With 30 voices bellowing out some very old and familiar songs, the activity room was very much in evidence this morning. . Thanks to the Strummers for being with us and to Sharon for giving up her Saturday to be with us and hostess for our big event.
Last week the Lieutenant-Governor of PEI, the Honourable Frank Lewis made his first visit to Andrews of Stratford pn the occasion of Andrew's Annual Strawberry Social.. He was just returning from a fishing expedition in Newfoundland and came directly from the airport. His Honour gave a wonderful salutation on his arrival and spent time with each resident of Andrews. Let's hope this will not be his last visit during his tenure.
You will find two videos of the picnic further down the line, and as always the photos can be enlarged by double clicking!