36 FOCUS - JULY 2018 48 Water St., Port Perry, ON (905) 985-3767 905-982-1998 • treeriffic@gmail.com • Tree Trimming & Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal • Free Estimates • Arbor Consultation • Tree Trimming & Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal JAMES PAPIA ISA Certified Arborist #SO-4204A HONESTY. INTEGRITY. FAIR PRICES. Low & Low Limited - CANADIAN INDEPENDENT - FUNERAL DIRECTORS SINCE 1860 www.lowandlow.ca Proudly Serving Port Perry, Uxbridge and Surrounding Area PORT PERRY CHAPEL 1763 Reach St., Port Perry 905.985.7331 UXBRIDGE CHAPEL 23 Main St. S., Uxbridge 905.852.3073 Should I write a poem? Dear Editor I just finished reading our, “Wonderful, Outstanding and Informative, Focus on Scugog for June and was again impressed with the many things our supportive community does to improve the quality of lives in many places. I could simply echo their many excellent words and say, “Ditto from the G-Moms.” However, that would be wrong!! We need to celebrate the tremendous quality of the people in our community so we can override the crazy negative world news. We need to celebrate the fact that most people are kind, helpful and generous and try to make the world a better place. We thankfully live in a place of peace and helpfulness. How lucky we are!!! Our Gala in April was a huge success in spite of the snow and ice. Our Yard Sale was again a winner for everyone who bought and sold. Together, these two events raised over $25,000. That puts a lot of orphans in schools. It also provides food and clothes for them and very importantly, it provides support for the resilient Grannies who continue to hold the continent together. They grieve the loss of their children and step up to raise their grandchildren. They are capable women who become empowered and independent due to our support. Please remember that the Stephen Lewis Foundation guarantees that 90% of each dollar we raise goes directly to the projects we support. We three fortunate grannies who have gone to Africa can attest to the fact that we have created happiness and provided much needed support. UBUNTU, THANK YOU Tinie Evans, on behalf of all the G-Moms Are you missing treasured pictures? Dear Editor Attention to the wonderful family who donated books last year to be included in our G-Moms yard sale on June 2, 2018. We found a book: The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan- Phillip Sendker. Apparently the next read for your Book Club was to be : The Year Of Necessary Lies by Kris Radish. However, within the book we found some treasured pictures. They are pictures of Joy and Don’s Anniversary (we assume) and some other very special family pictures. If they are yours, or if you may know to whom they belong, please contact Tinie Evans at tinie5@xplornet.com Tinie Evans, G-Mom ...................... More letters on page 40