Silver LinersTuesday 30th January 2018
The first meeting of the year was both poignant and joyful. Christina(Chrissie) Rowan was retiring after serving the Silver Liners since its inception. Just as Christ is the cornerstone of the Church, Chrissie was described as the cornerstone of the organisation and a wonderful example of a truly Christian lady. She was presented with a "Book of bedside prayers" and book of "Prayers of comfort in times of crises" She is succeeded by Andrea Middlemiss, another member of the Silver Liners' team.
Because or the proximity of the celebration of our national poet, the flavour of the meeting was Scottish. The speaker for the day was Isobel Montgomery who had just left an interview with STV on the appointment of a chaplain to serve the farming community. Isobel spoke of the changes in farming over the lifetime of her own farming family. Boring? Never! The talk was as usual given in her own very lively manner.
After the opening praise, Ian Lawson sang "Bonnie Mary O' Argyle"(unaccompanied).
Blyth Mitchell (prefers to be addressed as Sir) read a parody which he had written,a la "Address to the Haggis" extolling the virtues of the Jeely Piece" while it was enacted with great humour by Andrea Middlemiss and Margt McIlvean. A rendering of 'Skyscraper Wean' was followed by the Selkirk Grace before tea was served.
Altogether a good start to 20018!
On 29th May our beloved sister Christina Rowan went to be with her Lord. We will miss her and are saddened by our great loss, but what a welcome this faithful servant will will receive in her new home.