Orkney Or­a­cle

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Norma Wes• 403-823-9750

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.

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