Harvesters optimistic despite weather

Here we are at the end of September. It’s amazing how fast the summer goes and yet the winter seems to last so long.

RUMSEY RECORD — Here we are at the end of September. It’s amazing how fast the summer goes and yet the winter seems to last so long. I think I have posted this joke before, but it is one of my favourites.

“Do you remember summer? Sure, that was a nice day for a picnic!”

The harvesters are struggling along, getting a few hours behind the combine wheel every odd day, but they are optimistic and continue to take samples and keep going. Please be mindful of the large vehicles on the roads this time of year. They have a lot of blind spots and may not see you behind them so please make allowances for them and be careful.

Linda Helmer was kind enough to drop off the names of the birthday celebrants at the St. Mary’s Lodge for August and September. I apologize for not getting them to you sooner. In August there were five people celebrating their birthdays in Extended Care: Margo Henning, Lou Frere, Mary Chambers, Audrey Smith, and Dick Vickery. In the Lodge, there was only one birthday goer, Mary Scheibler. In September, Marilyn Olmstead hosted the birthday party and there were three celebrating their milestones: Betty Cheshire staying in Extended Care and Ida Sydness and Bernice Brosseau from the Lodge came to blow out the candles. The next birthday party will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 and Lois Kiemele will be the hostess.

I know it is a little early to be talking about the Fall Supper, but I might as well make sure you mark it onto the calendar. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 starting at 5 p.m. This is always a delicious meal with contributions from all the families of the community and a great chance to catch up with the neighbours.

Baylee and Claire are still looking for vendors for their first annual Christmas Market, so if you are in mind to book a table be sure to get hold of them before space runs out. It will be held on Nov. 26 in the afternoon.

I had to include this joke because this is exactly how my golf game is measured:

After a round of golf, four ladies sat around the club house, chatting.

Seeing the ladies, the pro approached them and asked, “How did your game go?”

The first lady, a brunette, said she had a good round making the comment that she actually had 25 riders. The pro was a bit perplexed not knowing what a “rider” was.

The second was a blonde lady, who quickly chimed in and said that she had a very good round as well with 16 riders.

The third lady then said that her round was average and that she only had 10 riders.

The fourth lady admitted that she played the worst round of the day and that she only had two riders all day long.

The pro was completely confused not knowing what the term “rider” meant. But, because he didn’t want to look stupid, he made a quick polite remark, wished the ladies well and then left.

He then approached the bartender and asked, “Hey, can you tell me what these ladies are talking about when they refer to ‘riders?’”

The bartender simply smiled and said, “A ‘rider’ is when you hit a shot long enough to ride on the golf cart to your ball.”

Have a great week.