We were blessed with a little rain over the weekend and I know it has been spotty so I hope that you have been blessed with some as well and there will be more to come.
The Historical Society is in the final weeks of story submission so get your family history together. I know I have heard from lots of people who say that they had nothing to write and I am sure that the families who submitted their stories in 1980 felt the same way, but thank goodness they did because now we have their history to read which makes for very interesting reading. The thing to remember is that we don’t know what our community will be like in 30 to 40 years from now, how different the farming methods will be, the climate, our children’s children will view the world. You think that the old-timers really had something to write about; “Look at their stories”, you say, “How interesting it was to settle this land, carve out a homestead”; but who is to say that the face of this community won’t be completely different and our future generations will look back upon our history and say the very same things, “How did they manage?”, “How different things were back then.” That’s why you have to write it down. It doesn’t have to be too complicated, if you just want to write down your facts, births, marriages, deaths, include maiden names of spouses; maybe that will help someone track their family tree someday. The committee has a sheet available at the Post Office and with me at the library on different ideas to help get you started on writing so stop by to pick one up. I have offered to help compose your history into words so stop by on a Tuesday or Wednesday if you would like.
The library has a new e-resource available for all those students who are studying right now for finals. It is an online study tool that is linked to the Alberta Ed curriculum that with your membership you can use for free to help study for any subject from Grade 3 to 12 PATS. There are so many e-resources available through the library, I couldn’t even list them all here so there is guaranteed to be something for you and yours. We certainly are not “just books” any more.
Have a great week.