The first three days of the week were travelling ones for us as Ernie and I drove to Grande Prairie to see our friend Wendell, who is a patient in hospital there. It was a very nice drive as the weather was sunny and bright all three days. While in Grande Prairie, we met up with Ross and Dianne Chambers who have lived there for almost thirty years, since their marriage. Their family is all growing just like all others. We saw pictures of their oldest son Darrin’s family of six children, the oldest being nineteen. Their daughter Janine and her family also live in Grande Prairie and they have one daughter. Ross and Dianne’s youngest boy, Jeffrey is in the army and overseas right now. He’s not married as of yet.
The area around Grande Prairie is really dry, having not had the rain that we did last summer and fall.
Sunday, May 8, was Mother’s Day and the local fire department fellows cooked up a delicious breakfast for all. Added to the menu this year was fresh fruit, which was very nice. Families gathered together to enjoy each other and it was nice for the rest of us to see everyone also. The family of the late Anne McNaughton came together and had their breakfast prior to going the cemetery to bury Anne’s ashes. If you remember, it was a very stormy, cold day the day of Anne’s funeral and several family members couldn’t get to the service. This family then gathered at Mel and Dariel’s for further visiting and laughter.
It was really nice for us to see Agnes and Cliff Thompson from Didsbury at the breakfast as they had come for the internment. Cliff is a nephew of Anne’s and Agnes is my niece.
Clouds threatened to give rain on Sunday but held off with just a cold breeze for the family to be out of doors at the cemetery.
Several folks attended the “AA” annual banquet in Elnora on Saturday evening. Darlene Sinclair and her daughter Lori and her daughter Brittany surely did cook up a delicious roast beef supper. This annual affair is getting more popular each year with this year being the thirty-sixth year of the Elnora Group.
The members of the Rumsey drop-in and their friends are planning to have a chilli and a bun lunch at the garage sale set for May 14 in the agriplex. The Rumsey Library is sponsoring the day. Times are from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
There will be church service in the Morrin United Church on May 15 and Monday May 16 is the day of the next birthday party of the month at St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu. Pat Hatt is the hostess for May.
Happy birthday to Margaret Burnett, who plans to celebrate her birthday on Saturday, May 14 at the Pioneer Trail Center in Drumheller.