Spring is on the way

So far we have spotted a few geese, some ducks, one crow and yes, the rabbits are starting to turn brown, barely.

GADSBY/WESTWOODS

So far we have spotted a few geese, some ducks, one crow and yes, the rabbits are starting to turn brown, barely.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren had a busy week, starting Tuesday with supper at Cecil and Pat’s. Grandson Tanner and Megan and baby Page (their great-granddaughter) were there from Lunbrek, near Pincher Creek. The first time Eleanor and Frank have seen the new baby and they think she is “perfect”.

On Saturday Frank and Eleanor helped granddaughter Kayla Hronek celebrate her seventh birthday in Erskine in the afternoon and supper with the family. Earlier Kayla had ten wee ones for a party.

Sunday they headed to Stettler Ag Center for barrel racing, cheering on Kristina Kobi, Tammy and Luke. Joining them were daughter Elva and Roger from Innisfail.

Percy and Paulette Heer motored to Medicine Hat on Thursday, spending a few days with Percy’s Uncle Alvin and Rose Shearer. While there, Paulette got a good report on her knee, at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.  Thursday night supper Al and Roses daughter Kendra joined them as well as Kendra’s daughter in law Courtney and granddaughter Chloe. Friday night they all went out for Chinese food.

For those of you that have not traveled Highway 41 south to Medicine Hat, you have missed some sights. In the middle of very flat land, while crossing the South Saskatchewan River there is a set of badlands that are awesome. Down in the valley is a beautiful campground and I am told in the summer everything from Bald Eagles to bear cubs can be seen. We were so surprised coming home that way.

Another interesting tidbit: go on line, google Canadian Prairie Trains and you will see an early 1900s picture of Gadsby.

The McKay family have had another loss with the passing of Kay (Dykstra) McKay; wife of the late John McKay. We send condolences to the family which include son Stewart and Joanne (Clarke) McKay; daughters Carol and Larry; Brenda and Dana many grand and great grandchildren. John and Kay started their married life north of Gadsby, Forestburg then settling in Stettler to raise their family. John was well known in the Stettler Auction Mart (John’s Café); Kay was secretary to the County of Stettler for many years. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at the Stettler Funeral Home 2:30 pm.