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Well, after close to a three-week holiday in London, Ont., I’m back to bring you the Devlin news.
I had a great holiday and must say I enjoyed meeting my first grandchild (it was nice seeing my son and daughter-in-law, too).
Although I don’t have a lot of news this week as I returned late Saturday night, I would like to encourage people to call me at 486-0072 to leave a message of upcoming news or events.
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Congratulations to Sarah and Howard Teeple, who were wed Aug. 25. I’ve heard they had a beautiful well-attended wedding.
Sarah is the daughter of Ron and Charlene McTavish while Howard is the son of Bob and Ruth Teeple.
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Congratulations, as well, to Melinda and Colin Romyn on the birth of their first child, a girl (Georgia), who was born on Aug. 26.
Proud grandparents are Allan and Shirley Teeple and Delores and Bill Romyn.
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Sympathy to Carol Booth on the recent passing of her mother, Elsie Taylor, who lived in Kent, England.
Your community of family and friends is thinking of you at this sad time.
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Robin’s 2¢:
The retirement dinner . . .
A priest was being honoured at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and give a little speech at the dinner.
He was delayed, so the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited.
“I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it.
“He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss’s wife, and taken illegal drugs. I was appalled.
“But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people. . . .”
Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies for being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk.
“I’ll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived,” said the politician. “In fact, I had the honour of being the first person to go to him for confession.”
Moral: Never, never, never be late for anything.

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