History book project gets off the ground

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. The rain that was threatening didn’t amount to much at our place.

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. The rain that was threatening didn’t amount to much at our place.

The Rumsey Connection Golf Tournament that was held last Thursday was a full house with 73 golfers and enjoyed by all. A very nice night that only got a little chilly towards the end. There was a three-way tie for the top score with Norm Silberstein, Curt McNaughton and Mark McNaughton’s teams, so they had a putt-off on the putting green out front and Mark came out front. Wally Herd, David Seibel and Rod Nelson were also on his team. Men’s longest drive went to Brian Newton, ladies’ longest drive went to Danna Nelson who also won ladies’ longest putt. The men’s longest putt prize went to Norm Silberstein, then closest to the pin for the men going to Curt McNaughton with ladies’ being won by Norah Watts. We had a great steak supper and there was a prize for everyone. See you next year.

At the Rumsey Rowley History Book organizational meeting, an executive was formed. The next meeting is 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Rumsey Agriplex. A publishing company representative will attend to give us an insight on publishing a history book. Anyone interested is invited to attend or contact Dariel McNaughton, Elaine Weisse, Mary Newton, or Karli Gogol for further information.

Well, I am sure the books are handed in to be judged by now and banquet plans are underway for the 4-H Beef Club’s year end banquet. It will be held on June 26 starting at 6 p.m. at the Rumsey Hall and the members would like to invite all 4-H supporters to come and enjoy a great steak.

The Richmonds, along with Stewarts from Big Valley and Combests from Erskine, had a successful Limousin day this past Saturday. They had close to 60 people jump on the bus and tour our countryside then enjoy a steak supper back at the hall and a funny-money casino, which everyone enjoyed playing. They would like to send out a big thank-you to the 4-H Beef Club members and parents who came in to help run the casino tables, clear tables after supper and clean up the kitchen. We attended the supper and casino part of the day and found that it was a really fun way to gamble away your fortune (there was no real money used at the tables; nothing was lost but your dreams of winning big)

The next event to plan for in Rumsey will be the Rumsey Sports days which are coming up in July, 18, 19 and 20. The reason I mention this so early is because you can submit a slow-pitch team now to Doug Hodge 403-368-2152 or Derek Krywcun 403-368-3760.

I went to the funeral of a young man this past Monday; a young man that I knew through hockey who was a great, outgoing, smiley guy who would engage you in a conversation whether you were an adult or peer. He was involved in so many things and had touched so many people’s lives; he was a wonderful example of our next generation.

He had just completed his graduation ceremonies and 18th birthday party a month ago. He was just driving to work early one Saturday morning when he made a terrible mistake that cost him his life. It was such a simple mistake but it cost him everything. So I thought I would add this bit for everyone to read, I hope it means something for you as well.

How do you live your dash?

I read of a man who stood to speak

at the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on his tombstone.

From the beginning – to the end,

he noticed that first came his date of birth

and spoke the following date with tears.

But he said what mattered most of all

was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

that he spent alive on earth…

and now only those who loved him

know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;

the cars, the house, the cash.

What matters is how we live and love

and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard,

are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is

left, that can still be rearranged.




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