Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Gerald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

The un­set­tled weather of re­cent days has pro­vided vary­ing amounts of rain and even though there have been some scary look­ing clouds and strong winds we have not had any re­ports of hail in the Dalum area. The grass cut­ting bee which was sched­uled for June 28 was al­most rained out but by evening the weather had cleared and an­other good crew of vol­un­teers had Dalum cor­ner look­ing nice for the Canada Day week­end.

Drumheller was busy place on Canada Day with big crowds en­joy­ing the pa­rade and other events which have be­come lo­cal tra­di­tions. Like Christ­mas, it is a time when many for­mer res­i­dents re­turn home for the fes­tiv­i­ties and in­cluded on the list of for­mer Dalum folks pay­ing a visit were Rhonda (n. Hol­men) and Frank Espe­gren of Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia, who vis­ited the Hol­men fam­ily and Sharon (n. Toft) and Dale Halver­son of Blind Bay, B.C., who spent the week­end en­joy­ing a Toft fam­ily re­union. We also had vis­i­tors over the Canada Day week­end when Maryann’s brother, Alan Raketti along with his wife Char­lotte of Dun­can, B.C., and one of their grand­daugh­ters joined us for a few days. An­other re­cent B.C. visi­tor to Dalum, al­though not dur­ing the Canada Day week­end, was Lin­den Hol­men of Vic­to­ria who paid quick vis­its to our home, to Rita and Olav Palle­sen, and to Myr­tle Hol­men.

Gary Toft re­ports that in ad­di­tion to 28 fam­ily mem­bers who spent some time vis­it­ing in the coulee at the farm they were also joined by one of the agri­cul­tural trainees who had worked on the Toft farm in 1981. Per Jensen is on a Cana­dian sum­mer va­ca­tion with his wife and two sons and the boys were quite im­pressed by the wide open spa­ces of the prairies. Gary also had an op­por­tu­nity to visit with Mo­gens Lassen who was one of the early I.A.E.A. trainees to come to Dalum when he worked for Tony Toft in 1965. Mo­gens was one of the mem­bers of a Dan­ish tour group which Gun­nar Mortensen re­cently hosted. While in our area, they vis­ited the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum in Drumheller be­fore stop­ping at our new fire hall, the church and ceme­tery, and Alanna farms.

An­other for­mer trainee vis­it­ing Dalum was Ras­mus Ravn who had worked on the Poulsen farm in 2009 and 2011. Ras­mus and his girl­friend, Anna, spent part of their two weeks vis­it­ing Har­vey, Della and the fam­ily as well as va­ca­tion­ing in the moun­tains for a week where the cou­ple be­came en­gaged to be mar­ried.

Julie Eske­land re­ports that fol­low­ing last years’ suc­cess­ful re­sponse to evening ses­sions for Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School the 2016 event will also take place in evenings. Pas­tor Dan will be teach­ing and en­ter­tain­ing the chil­dren from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on July 12, 13 and 14 and par­ents are asked to no­tify Pas­tor Dan at 8237010 or Julie at 823-5283 if a child is at­tend­ing so that they are sure to have enough sup­plies and snacks on hand.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to Harold Lund who shares a birth­day with Canada al­though Canada had a head start of 65 years, to Svend Dahl who was born on the United States In­de­pen­dence Day, and a spe­cial birth­day greet­ing goes to Svend An­der­sen who will be 97 on Fri­day. Best wishes also go out to Bon­nie Ped­er­sen and to Jeff Ras­mussen who is still Maryann’s lit­tle boy. A piece of in­ter­net wis­dom which was not news to Maryann states that hus­bands are the best peo­ple to share se­crets with. They never tell any­one be­cause they aren’t even lis­ten­ing.

You may con­tinue to call Gerald and Maryann Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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