It was nice to see the sun for a short time on Sunday afternoon after nearly three days of fog, freezing rain and overcast skies. The first part of the week was great. We were glad of that as we were in Red Deer for three days for medical appointments. Came home Thursday in the fog.
Monday, Jan. 18, the ladies of the district hosted the January birthday party at St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu. Dariel was the hostess and with her many helpers, served everyone some delicious cake and topping.
There were four birthdays celebrated this month; Kathy Wagstaff was 90, Faye Greig, 96, Ella Mae 81, and Don Gordon, 83. All four birthday people were able to come to the party. Due to a communication glitch, Ray Duft and his partner Bob Smith were not able to come for the entertainment, however; Louis Frere and his son Tom were helping to move a new resident into the lodge so brought their pet dog,’U’ to do tricks for everyone.
It was great and the residents and volunteer alike thoroughly enjoyed him. U is a beautiful pre-bred black and white collie. Many thanks to the Freres.
We also did some singing and with birthday cake for everyone, we had a good party.
February birthday party will be Monday, Feb 22, due to the third Monday being Family Day. It will be my day to be the hostess, so many hands will be welcomed.
March birthday party will be Monday, March 15.
The annual quilting day in Rumsey has been set for Monday, March 22 and 23. Mark your calendars.
The cash drawer from the cash register in the Agri-plex is gone missing and if anyone knows where it might be, call Gwen Hampton. She is looking for it. There is no money in it anyway, but it is needed in the concession area for the upcoming bonspiel season .
The men’s bonspiel is set for Jan. 25-30, which is this week. There is an entry of 16 rinks, so should be some good curling games. Remember the oyster supper on Thursday night and the banquet on Saturday night. Curling is sheduled to begin on Tuesday.
The ladies bonspiel is set for Feb. 8-13.Call David Sengaus with entries, 368-2457.
A couple of weeks ago, there was an item on TV news about a man in High River, celebrating his 105 birthday. His name is Ernie Henderson. This man is the same Ernie Henderson, who showed his beautiful glads and dahlias at the Rumsey Garden show for so many years. In past years, Ernie judged horse shows and also was in the RCMP in the Hanna area. I’m sure many folks would remember him.
Helen and Leonard Steen are enjoying their time at home following hospital stays and on Jan. 16 went to Drumheller to help Helen’s sister Clara celebrate her Jan. 14 birthday. Our belated birthday wishes to Clara also.
Don Primrose Sr. passed away on Monday, Jan. 25 in the Drumheller hospital.
There has been cremation and no funeral at this time.
Don was my brother-in-law, having married my sister Helen.
Tom Richmond of Trochu passed away on Monday, January 25. Sympathy to the family. Call for information concerning funeral arrangement. 368-2132.
It’s nice to report that Leonard Richmond is home again after a short stay in Drumheller hospital.
There will be the first STARS meeting for this season on Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Agri-Plex at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come.
It’s not a hard job and the more people taking part, the better.