A message from Sandy and Elizabeth GeddesDecember 4, 2011
Elizabeth and Sandy Geddes would like to express their appreciation to the congregation of Maxwelltown West for their generous gifts on leaving Dumfries to start a new life in Mauchline, Ayrshire. They are settling into their new home, although not without aches and pains in muscles they never knew they had, what with lifting, opening, and flattening for disposal, a multitude of very large boxes!
Apart from a friendly next-door neighbour, who handed in flowers and a box of Mr Kipling’s products to welcome them, their first visitor was the local Church of Scotland minister, who had heard on the ecclesiastical grapevine that they had arrived in his parish. Sandy has already had an invitation to join the Kilmarnock Choral Union, and has discovered that he knows someone who sings with a Male Voice Choir, also in Kilmarnock, which is just eight miles away from Mauchline. He says he might just be tempted to join one or the other or even both!
They would welcome a call from anyone in the area, perhaps en route to Glasgow or Kilmarnock.
They both want to say that they look back on their years in Dumfries with real gratitude, especially to the folk of Maxwelltown West whose kindness, at the end of their stay, has confirmed the affection of so many of their friends in the congregation over the years. They have cherished memories of many in Max West, and wish them all well in the future.