If you were up real early on Monday morning, you might have been surprised to see we were fogged in. I live one block from Dinosaur Trail and could barely make out the road much less the hills. This was at 6:00 a.m. when I got up and it cleared out about 9:30 a.m. when the sun came out. If the old adage holds true we will likely have more rain in October.
The Stampede is over and the weather certainly did not cooperate! There were so many surprises in the rodeo events regarding winners as there seems to be several young fellows giving the ‘old guard' a run for their money. It was a joy to watch Mary Burger and her horse Mo in the barrel racing. At 67 years of age she became a crowd favourite. She also won a great deal of money!
Had a nice phone call from Bev and David (my niece and hubby) who are holidaying in Ontario right now and Bev was calling to tell me they had found the farm where my mother grew up near Thornbury and Meaford. While they were looking for the right road, a man stopped to see if help was needed and in the course of conversation found he now owns that land and so he took them right to the spot where the basement of the house has filled in with wild rhubarb, garlic and has a large Lilac bush there. Near there, there were some of the old maple trees that were maple bushes when mother was a girl. She used to tap the trees, gather the sap and when it was the right time help with the ‘sugaring off ' celebration. Talk about coinci- dence!
Rick and Sandy were here Sunday afternoon for a short visit on their way to Strome and on to Regina later this week. They are on holidays and are going to a CMA joint rally with the States being held south of Winnipeg. Hope the wether is nice. CMA is a Christian Motorcycle Association in Canada and the States. Rick and Sandy were trailering their bikes to Regina, then riding to the rally and reversing the order of things to come home.
That seems to be an update of events and hopefully we will see a lot of sun for the next several weeks.