Editor The Drumheller Mail

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Our Read­ers Write All the best, Mary (Guter­son) Camp­bell

Dear Editor;

All the very best wishes as you cel­e­brate 105 years of the won­der­ful Drumheller Mail for all the past and present read­ers over the many, many years. The news of Drumheller and district was al­ways so wel­come in our home ev­ery Wed­nes­day - with­out fail it was on the porch.

I re­mem­ber the won­der­ful whistling red­headed Kerry Zeal com­ing down 3rd Street East with The Mail and also The Cal­gary Her­ald and then The Val­ley Ad­ver­tiser once or twice a week (I can’t re­mem­ber). Bob Shear­law had the Ad­ver­tiser and I and my sis­ter Patsy made 1 cent a copy to de­liver it. We had over 100 cus­tomers and a dol­lar went re­ally far in the 1940’s.

Many of my old friends grew up in Drumheller, and when­ever we get to­gether, mostly by phone th­ese days, there isn’t one of them that doesn’t say, ‘Oh, how I loved Drum and grow­ing up there.’ We all made our own fun swim­ming in the river or at the old pool, skat­ing, hockey games, base­ball. Win­ter was so cold but we all went out to the hills to to­bog­gan. It was so much fun. The Elks Hall danc­ing to Cliff Har­vey, Bobby Hoy and the Bad­lan­ders and the Storah fam­ily. Those were the days when ev­ery­one smoked in­side and the boys drank out­side. Oh well, things do change but the mem­o­ries are still there. Coal from the McKen­zie Mine, Dekeyser’s Dairy, Mr. Lambert, the ice man and his old white house. Pop Sheddy’s Crys­tal Cafe, Cor­ner Cafe, Sil­ver Spike and the Napier Theatre with their 15 cent Satur­day movie mati­nee and 5 cent bag of peanuts. Peo­ple’s Bak­ery’s dough­nuts for 5 cents.

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