Memories of father underline meaning of Thanksgiving



Our family opted not to have the traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. We already had the big dinner when family came to visit a couple of weeks ago.

Instead of turkey, we had Thanksgiving pizza one day and Dutch oven cooking the next. That was fun.

Really, family is what it’s all about.

I lost my Dad suddenly this past summer in an accident and it sure did put a hole in our family. It was quite amazing to have so many people tell me how he had had a positive influence on their lives.

A few years ago, he drove long hours up to our home every week for many months to help us with our basement. That was the same year my son’s football team made it to the provincials. My father and my Mom made it to every single one of my son’s games that year, along with the other sport teams my children played on.

I told him that the most significant part of that year was that my children got to know Grandpa better. Thanks, Dad. I know you’re watching over us.

So, on to the Erskine news.

Just a reminder that it’s Hot Lunch on Thursday, and the afterschool library program runs Friday.

Donalda hosts the Donalda Eagles Girls “Dig This” Volleyball Tournament in Erskine on Saturday. Eight teams are participating — Byemoor, Halkirk, Brownfield, Gus Wetter, Delburne, Stettler Middle, Donalda and Erskine. It should be a fun day of volleyball.

Erskine’s annual fall awards night is Oct. 18.

Birthday wishes go out to Darren Gendre (Oct. 13), Reese Smith (Oct. 15), Jeff Smith (Oct. 17), Chandra Islip (Oct. 17) and Daylon Brown (Oct. 18) and happy anniversary to Pat and Elna Burke (Oct. 15).

Cheri Neitz

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