We thank God for the break in the weather so that some more of the harvesting can be done. Combines have been flying for the past few days. The grain is not that great but it will be off the fields so that folks that have cattle can turn them in on the stubble.
We also thanked God for our armed forces on Sunday, Nov. 8, when the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church and the Morrin United Church came together to “remember”.Rev. Mervyn Penfound of the Morrin United Church led the service with Pastor Skip MacArthur giving the message. The Drumheller Cadets were in attendance and led the procession of Legion members into the room.
Following the service, everyone enjoyed a bountiful lunch and then all travelled to the cemetery to have the laying of the wreath on the cenotaph.
Saturday, Nov. 7, the Rumsey Ag. Society hosted the annual fall supper. The attendance was down due to the harvesting in the area, however, some of the harvesters didn’t miss out as family members delivered their turkey supper to the field.
It was nice to see many old friends and family members who came for the evening. One such person was Eli Raskin and his son from Calgary. No matter how far he roams, Rumsey is always home.
Hats off to all the organizers and volunteers who made the evening such a success. The meal was just great. I don’t know how other communities work out their work schedule for this annual event, but in Rumsey, everyone has a job in one form or another. Men and women alike share the chores and the fun of working together.
After the meal and the tables and chairs moved from the middle of the floor, all, especially the younger set danced the rest of the evening away.
President of the Rumsey Ag. Society, Mark McNaughton made a presentation of this year’s scholarship to Amber McBride as she continues her studies at the University of Lethbridge. She receives half of the scholarship now and the other half when she graduates. Congratulations, Amber. How fast you have grown up and off to post secondary.
Her cousin Wade Kiemele was also home for the weekend from his studies in Calgary. This group of the similar age were certainly enjoying seeing each other again, perhaps the first time since the beginning of the school year.
If the weather holds for another few days, most everyone will be finished their combining and can get on to more harvesting jobs such as making bales and hauling them.
Many are hoping to get done before next weekend Nov. 14 when folks will be going either to Trochu to St. Mary’s Health Care Center fundraiser or to Big Valley for the Big Valley Elks fundraiser in the hall there. Tickets to both functions are nearly sold out, so if you don’t have yours yet, get in touch with Dariel McNaujghton or Pat Holowath for Trochu fundraiser or Ernie Goddard for Big Valley Elks.
The dates of the Big Valley Elks turkey bingos are set for Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Rumsey and Wednesday, Dec. 7 in Big Valley. Both evenings bingos start at 7:30 p.m.
It was nice to see Martha Lynn at the fall supper as she was telling everyone about her recent trip to China. What an experience. Karen Anderson and her sisters are off visiting in Italy. The world just keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Best wishes to hospital patients, Leonard Steen and Leonard Anderson as they spend time in hospital. I believe Leonard Anderson has been released prior to the weekend. His daughter Judy and her husband were at the supper on Saturday night and staying with Doug and Sandy overnight before going to Drumheller to visit her parents.
Jo (Edwards) and her husband Paul were home for the weekend and brought her parents John and Lavinia to the supper.
There were many, many more families together for the evening and it was nice to see the ones we did see. Vi Aidie came to the supper and picked up the shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. These will be gathered in at the Alliance Church in Drumheller and will be sent from there.
Last Thursday morning, volunteers from the area got together to put the insulation in the attic of the Rumsey drop-in. While the men worked, the ladies made them some dinner. The best way for camaraderie is to work together and eat together. Thanks to all the help and for everyone who made donations to the cause. This winter when the cold winds blow, we will be more grateful.