Farmers are racing to get ahead of that seasonal clock

Spring has arrived in full bloom and the farmers are racing to get ahead of that seasonal clock.

RUMSEY RECORD — Spring has arrived in full bloom and the farmers are racing to get ahead of that seasonal clock as they already feel that they are behind the times and the crop should be in the ground. It has been so wet and there is so much ground still saturated that those big tractors are sinking down in places where they never feared to go before. I can only wish them good luck and caution as they continue to work long hours to get the seeds planted.

There was only one birthday this month at St. Mary’s Lodge with Pat Hatt hosting the birthday celebration. Best wishes to Ted Wilkinson for another year of good living. Next month’s hostess will be Pat Holowath. Thank you to all the ladies who volunteer their time for this joyous cause.

If you happen to notice the activity up at the Rumsey Hall over the next two weeks, it is because the renovations on the kitchen will be getting under way. The Wright Builders will be essentially gutting the space and creating new work areas, a brand new cooler space and lots of modern options to make the work of catering to our many functions much easier. This may interfere with the bridal showers planned in the immediate future but it should be all done by the first wedding of the summer.

Mark your calendars for the following dates: Kennady Gridley and Justin Anderson’s wedding shower will be on May 26; Baylee Nelson and Cody Goddard’s shower will be on June 1; Shayla Sandum and Drew Tolman’s shower will be on June 8; all are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

One of our local teens have been making moves in the bigger world. Quinn Nelson, daughter of Melanie and Tracey Nelson, was named one of two East Central Ambassadors on May 8 in Olds at 4-H Selections. She is a long time member of the Morrin Multi-Club. She was also named for the Premier’s Award group during the four-day event, which may give her a chance at the most prestigious award 4-H has to offer, the Premier’s Award. As part of her two-year ambassadorship, Quinn will be embarking on the Northwest Territories agriculture and development tour alongside 22 other 4-H members this summer from July 20 to 30. Congratulations, Quinn, I hope this brings you many great experiences and opportunities.

Hope you get a little giggle.

A man is in bed with his wife when there is a knock at the door. He rolls over and looks at his clock and it’s 3:30 in the morning. “I’m not getting out of bed at this time,” he thinks, and rolls over.

Then a louder knock follows. “Aren’t you going to answer that?” says his wife. So he drags himself out of bed and goes downstairs. He opens the door and there is a man standing on the porch. It didn’t take the homeowner long to realize the man was drunk.

“Hi there,” slurs the stranger. “Can you give me a push?”

“No, get lost! It’s half past three. I was in bed,” says the man and he slams the door. He goes back up to bed and tells his wife what happened and she says, “That wasn’t very nice of you. Remember that night we broke down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kids up from the babysitter and you had to knock on that man’s house to get us started again? What would have happened if he’d told us to get lost?”

“But the guy was drunk,” says the husband. “It doesn’t matter,” says the wife. “He needs our help and it would be the Christian thing to help him.”

So the husband gets out of bed again, gets dressed, and goes downstairs. He opens the front door, and not being able to see the stranger anywhere he shouts, “Hey, do you still want a push?” And he hears a voice cry out, “Yeah, please.” So, still being unable to see the stranger he shouts, “Where are you?”

And the drunk replies, “Over here, on the swing!”

Have a great week!