Editor The Drumheller Mail
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.