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From: David Shearman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: What A Delight!
Date: August 28, 2013 7:27:28 AM EDT
What an absolute delight to stumble on the Scotch Colony web site! I wish I
had found it earlier. You may remember me as part of the ministry team that
served the Andover-Kincardine Pastoral Charge from 1979 to 1984. It was,
back in those days, the second largest pastoral charge in all of the United
Church of Canada.
You have done a marvellous job of documenting the history, telling the
story, and keeping the memory alive. I remember many a Sunday, preaching
from the Melville pulpit, with the spirit of Dr. Gordon Pringle looming over
my shoulder, through the window to the left of the pulpit. I recall a much
younger Garth Farquhar firing the wood stoves in the Upper Kintore church on
Sunday and nearly roasting us all out and his father shaking his head making
a rather gentle, dry remark about him still having to learn a couple of
things about fires. I remember Darlene’s wedding in the Melville church and
introducing her at the end of service by her sister’s name and her mother
looking at me from behind the organ, absolutely shocked. The stories go on
and on. If possible I would like to buy a Scotch Colony T shirt, if any are
Thank you for the wonderful memories and stories. About the only thing you
could add to the web page would be the recipe for Ruby’s oatcakes!
Rev. David Shearman
Owen Sound, Ontario