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At the shop on the week­end and no­ticed a ve­hi­cle pull into the lot, the door came open but no one stepped out. We ap­proached the driver who told us he had dropped his cell phone and wanted to re­trieve it. Seems he was headed from On­tario out to Van­cou­ver for a ca­reer change, and was go­ing to school to be­come an ar­borist. He was very po­lite, kept us­ing the word "Sir", as we gave him di­rec­tions for at­trac­tions in the val­ley. He was in no hurry to get to the coast, and was ea­ger to see the tourism spots along the route.

Talk­ing to Barry Kil­l­aby the other day and he re­called when he went to school, they taught about par­al­lel­o­grams. He said, "I'm sure glad they taught me about par­al­lel­o­grams in­stead of how to do taxes. It sure came in handy this par­al­lel­o­gram sea­son!"

We've al­ways won­dered why, when de­sign­ing air­ports, the peo­ple in charge, in­sist on us­ing tiles with grout for floor­ing know­ing that mil­lions of trav­ellers will be drag­ging suit­cases with rollers over them mak­ing for noisy "clack-clack" sounds.

Oops, sorry, guess that makes too much com­mon sense.

Ran into Ray Shaw the other day, who, by way of in­tro­duc­tion, is a son of long­time res­i­dent Ethel Shaw, but share a com­mon bond as we were both Drumheller

Mail news­pa­per car­ri­ers many years ago. Ray had a long ca­reer in lum­ber sales in Western Canada, but we both re­called the most favourite cus­tomers we had were the ones who in­vited us in as lit­tle kids to warm up while on our route on those cold win­ter days. Happy re­tire­ment to Char­lene Vescarelli who is re­tir­ing from ATB Fi­nan­cial af­ter a 30 year ca­reer.

Now, she may not re­mem­ber this writer tak­ing her photo on her first day at work 30 years ago, but we dug it out of our archives and reprinted it here.

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