Tis the season for travel, visitors and reunions

The Merle Gordon family held its second annual family reunion with over 50 people from both sides of the family

The Merle Gordon family held its second annual family reunion with over 50 people from both sides of the family coming to the farm. Folks from B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta arrived. A large swimming pool was in place, there were lots of kids to enjoy the horse back rides, games, and barbeques with everyone looking forward to next year.

Happy birthday, July 16 to Miss Bailey Heer, who celebrated with a birthday supper at Grandma and Grandpa Heers’. Hosts were mom and dad (Jewel and John) and sister Hannah. Grandparents Wallace and June Winter had been up the week before to visit the family.

Gloria Diegel, daughters Richelle Skocdopole and Tasha Cordel, daughter- in-law Deanne Diegel and their families all enjoyed camping at Gull Lake July 9 to 16.

Richelle brought their trailer over to mom and dad’s (Gloria and Stan’s) on Thursday. Friday, Gloria and Richelle went garage sale-ing; Saturday they headed to Hanna to the craft stores (excellent). And Sunday, Richelle and Greg and family; Arden and daughters Sadie and Sophie and Stan took Gloria to the pump in Stettler for her birthday. Happy birthday, Gloria!

Happy birthday to Gordie Reynolds, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday, July 18. (A surprise party was held) and birthday greetings to Maxine Hansel last Wednesday.

A footnote to last week’s news: While in Glasgow, Scotland Fred and Velvet were able to meet with long-time friend Andy and his son Felix. They spent several hours together. Andy took them to the transportation museum, a must see for anyone going to Scotland.

Betty Hadwin spent the weekend at daughter Margaret’s in Forestburg.

A week ago Friday, Bill and Joyce Hansel enjoyed an overnight visit from Grandson Jeff and Kathy Botting of Cadogon. They left Saturday morning for the finals at the Calgary Stampede.

Son Larry Hansel arrived last Monday to spend a week or so helping Bill with the haying. Daughter Mary Lou Botting arrived this Friday night, so she and Joyce could take in Joyce’s granddaughter Miranda Bauman’s bridal shower on Saturday; mother of the Bride, Sue (Hansel) Bauman. The “brunch” shower was held at the Ramada Inn in Stettler at 11 a.m., hosted by her bridesmaids and much enjoyed by all.

Kathy Tuck achieved a perfect score last week at the Heritage Place cribbage tournament. Margaret Connon took second place. The booby prize went to Gordon Reynolds. All are welcome to join the card players this Thursday, July 24 at 1:30 pm.



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