Surprises come in all sizes and shapes! Last week Fred and Velvet Entwisle, Haley and Cooper gathered at son Tom and Angela’s in Stettler for a 7 a.m. phone call from their other son Kyle and Leigha “Down Under”. Seven o’clock came and a knock on the door surprised them. An even bigger surprise when Kyle and Leigha walked in. With winter coming, their adventures in New Zealand and Australia have come to a close. They were just in time for that last heat wave we had.
The celebrations continued on Monday with birthday supper and cake at Tom and Angela’s for Velvet.
The big news for this week is, of course, the annual pancake brunch on Sunday at the church building provided by Gadsby Heritage Society. The Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m.
Then the annual Decoration Day service at the Gadsby Cemetery begins at 2 p.m.; coffee and donuts following the service. Decoration Day memories for me were huge bouquets of flowers to take to the cemetery; dad washing and polishing the car; mom baking and cleaning; friends invited for dinner after the service and dad shining his shoes and getting his Legion suit, tie and tam ready so he could march in with the veterans. One thing that hasn’t changed is the anticipation of seeing and visiting with all our old friends who have moved away, who come back for the day!
Congratulations to Bill and Joyce Hansel on the arrival of their 13th great grandchild! With six boys and six girls, 13th was the tiebreaker! Born to Jeff and Kathy Botting of Cadogan, a baby boy Brett Daniel on Aug. 18 in the Wainwright hospital weighing eight pounds, nine ounces! Baby and mom doing well!