Reader to Reader: Sept. 6

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Kindness helps

Regarding the letter It never hurts to help (Aug. 22).

On July 2, I was walking in Springbank Park when I fell hard and broke my elbow and an ankle. Every single person who passed stopped to offer help. One woman placed her white sweater on the ground under my head to make me comfortable. Her husband went off to seek assistance. Two young Hispanic men carried me to a bench and offered to carry me a mile to the car if necessary. Several people remained until the ambulance came for me. While recovering from my injuries, I have had many doors held open for me by caring Londoners.

I hope the couple from Calgary read this letter and see how much I appreciated their kindness. I will always smile at the memory of being carried by muscular, young Latinos.

Thank you to all for your kindness.

Joan Spry


Cure for cramps

Regarding the article Nighttime cramps all too common (Aug. 22).

For immediate relief of leg cramps, keep a bottle of liquid calcium in your medicine chest. One or two tablespoons will work wonders in minutes. Been there. Done that.

Yvonne Reynolds


Furniture needed

A family of two brothers in their late 50s and a grandchild who have been renting for the last 40 years have been informed by the landlord they must be out by Oct. 1, as the place is being sold. They have found another place for Oct. 1. But in the meantime they found out their current place is infested with bed bugs. So all furniture was thrown out. Both men have bad back problems and cannot work full-time. They will need furniture come Oct. 1. Right now the three are sleeping on air mattresses.

I will store any donated furniture in my garage till the date needed. All kitchen, living room and bedroom furniture is needed. Please contact me at 226-456-7444 or 519-686-4308. Thanks.

Bill Reidhead


Blessing for pets

Are your pets a blessing to you? Then bring them (or a photo) to be blessed to First-St. Andrew’s United Church at Queens Avenue and Waterloo Street in London on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The service will be outside, so bring a lawn chair (regular chairs will also be available) and your pet on a leash. Stay afterward for lemonade and treats.

Pat Tripp


Newcomers night

The London Newcomers’ Club is a non-profit, social organization for women who are new to the London area. We also welcome women who have been recently widowed, separated or divorced. For women in a relationship, several of our activities offer the opportunity to get partners, spouses involved.

More than a dozen friendly activities take place every month, including walking, golfing, book clubs, card games, visiting local attractions, pub nights, wine nights and more.

The club is hosting a get-­acquainted information night for prospective members on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Masonville library branch Sifton room, 30 North Centre Rd. (across from Masonville Place). Parking is available at the library or the mall.

Please join us to learn more about the club or visit our website at or call 519-641-5777.

Louise Ranson

Publicity chairperson

Dinner for food

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s goal is a world without hunger. CFGB works toward this goal by providing food in times of crisis for hungry people in the developing world, helping people grow more food to better feed themselves and their families and providing nutritional support to malnourished people with a focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children.

A vegetarian dinner to support CFGB will be held at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout St. on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Following dinner, Steve McInnis will speak on the effects of conservation agriculture in developing countries.

Tickets $14 an adult, $7 for children six to 12 years, free for kids under six. Call church office at 519-434-5526.

Kathie Leigh


Decoration days

• A Decoration Day service will be held Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at Clipperton Cemetery on Purple Hill Road.

Bill Goarley



• Birr United Cemetery board invites you to Decoration Day on Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Birr United Church.

Ruth Parkinson


Try curling

Would you like the winter to fly by while you’re having fun with new friends? At London Curling Club we have leagues for all ages and abilities, with free instruction for newbies.

Check us out at the open house Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 377 Lyle St. Call 519-432-3883 or e-mail for more information. Our website is

Marj Dudley

Promotion chair

London Curling Club

Join the adventure

Celebrate a cappella with the award-winning London Sweet Adeline Chorus on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Dr. Our chorus has qualified to compete at St. Louis International Competition in 2018 and is offering the opportunity for new members to join the chorus in this adventure. Receive a free voice lesson. You’ll have fun make friends, too. Check us out at or call Brianna at 226-448-5925.

Cathy Pickering


Meet the smockers

The focus of the Forest City Smocking Guild is to keep the techniques of smocking alive by building a community of interested smockers who share their knowledge of smocking with each other. Join us on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Jude’s Anglican Church at Fanshawe Park Road and Adelaide Street.

The guild is especially proud of its links with the London Health Sciences Centre and the service to the community that it is able to offer through the preemie gown program that it runs at the neo-natal intensive care unit.

Contact Karen at 519-657-4283 or Gloria at 519-472-5333.

Karen Try


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