Starting a craft night at the library

This week is shaping up to be quite pleasant with the warmer temperatures.

RUMSEY RECORD —┬áThis week is shaping up to be quite pleasant with the warmer temperatures so those of you calving this early in the New Year, I hope this means less short-ear syndrome.

There will be a meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 28 starting at 10 am at the drop-in centre to talk about the closure and dispersal of the contents and building. Unfortunately, the interest in the various groups that use the drop-in continues to decline, making it extremely difficult to pay the utilities and upkeep of the building. If you have an interest in keeping it open and maybe have suggestions for different uses, please come and voice your opinion.

There are still a few Rumsey Library calendars available, so don’t forget to drop in and support the library by purchasing one of these beautiful, locally created, keep-sakes. I was also looking at the idea of holding a craft night at the library once a month. Each month, we could explore a different craft, get the basics done and bring back your progress the following month. So for the month of January, I would like to look into a simple knitting project for anyone who might be interested. I know there are quite a few knitters in the community, so I would invite the experts in to work one on one with someone interested in starting this craft. That way, during the month following, if you have any questions you can come in to see me or call on the person you worked with that night. Our first craft night will be Jan. 20, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come in and check it out.

Dariel McNaughton hosted the birthday club at St. Mary’s this past December and there were quite a few birthdays to celebrate. In the extended care, there were Frieda Meding, Edna Stennes, who celebrated her 104th birthday and Sharon Stephen. In the Lodge, there were Ellen Jewell, Bud Nelson, Dorothy Dyer, Mick Morse, Mary Green, Eldred Maerz. In January, Judy Stoneman will be the host and the birthday party will be held on Jan 18.

With the Super Bowl fast approaching for all you fooball fans, I thought I would send you this oldie but a goodie:

A guy named Bob receives a free ticket to the Super Bowl from his company. Unfortunately, when Bob arrives at the stadium he realizes the seat is in the last row in the corner of the stadium – he’s closer

to the Goodyear blimp than the field.

About halfway through the first quarter, Bob notices an empty seat 10 rows off the field, right on the 50 yard line. He decides to take a chance and makes his way through the stadium and around the security

guards to the empty seat. As he sits down, he asks the gentleman sitting next to him, “Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?” The man says no.

Now, very excited to be in such a great seat for the game, Bob again inquires of the man next to him, “This is incredible! Who in their right mind would have a seat like this at the Super Bowl and not use it?”

The man replies, “Well, actually, the seat belongs to me, I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven’t been together at since we got married in 1967.”

“Well, that’s really sad,” says Bob, “but still, couldn’t you find someone to take the seat? A relative or close friend?” “No,” the man replies, “they’re all at the funeral.”