December was one cold month with lots of snow falling in our area anyway. That southeast wind is cold no matter which way it blows.
The holiday festivities continued on in spite of the cold. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas holiday season and will have a very prosperous New Year.
Folks from this area travelled to Byemoor to attend the funeral services for Bob Walker on Dec. 29. Bob was a grain buyer in this area several years ago and has been farming in the Byemoor area every since.
Sympathy to his family, especially his broher, Dennis and Sally from this area and his niece, Kendra and Lance Kiemle, and his nephew Curt and Sharon Walker and Angie Walker
Because of the closeness
sof Byemoor to Rumsey, friendships that were cultivated during the time they lived here have continued over the years.
Their family was born and raised here during the time Bob was in the elevator. They lived in the ‘wheat pool’ house that is now owned by Ella and Vaughn Gliesier.
The very next day, folks attended the funeral service in Rowley community hall for Viola Hampton. Rev. Harold Hunter did the service with Judy Nelson playing the organ.
The family did a fine job of honoring their mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother with decorations abound. There were several items of handwork that Vi had made distributed throughout the hall.
A photo arrangement and slide show was very interesting depicting Vi’s life and her many achievements.
Several folks gathered at the Rumsey community hall to bring in the new year with music, food, and visiting while others enjoyed friends in their homes. There were others of us who just slept the new year in. It’s called ‘priorities’.
In the coming weeks, the birthday party at St. Mary’s Lodge in Trochu will be held Monday, Jan. 18 when Dariel McNaughton will be the hostess.
Ray Duft and his group will be on hand to entertain with music and songs. The party starts about 2 p.m. so play to join in the afternoon and maybe lend a hand serving birthday cake.
Continued good wishes to Leonard Steen as he recovers from his surgery bout in Red Deer hosptial and now recovering at home.
The Steen family, all 61 of them rent the Rumsey community hall over Christmas and have an indoor camp-out for three days.
I can’ t imagine anyone having more fun when they get together than the Steen family. Leonard and Helen even spent Christmas night in town.
Church service resumed in the Morrin United Church on Sunday, Jan. 3 with Rev. Mervy and Marilyn Penfound leading the service.
Due to weather conditions of Dec. 2, when the Christmas celebration with the Penfound’s had to cancelled, there was a potluck dinner following the service on this Sunday.
The next service will be the third Sunday in January, the 17.when Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter will be here. One thing I forgot to mention about the Dec. 20 service was that Amy Hunter brought her ‘cow bells’ and played them for everyone’s enjoyment.