Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

The re­port from Dalum is short this week as I am on a camp­ing va­ca­tion with my fam­ily at the time I would nor­mally be gath­er­ing the news.

As I have men­tioned in pre­vi­ous col­umns, my sis­ter Deb Ras­mussen, trav­els ex­ten­sively in the course of her work so when she has time for a va­ca­tion we would ex­pect her to spend more time at home. This is not al­ways the case and she re­ports that she re­cently packed a bag, pulled the weeds out of her flower beds, locked the doors, and headed to France for a bi­cy­cle tour where she ped­alled her way through the laven­der fields of Provence. Good weather, charm­ing peo­ple and a look at France which is dif­fer­ent from the usual tourist des­ti­na­tions, made for a mem­o­rable trip. She was not home very long be­fore it was time to leave for Sierra Leone, this time on busi­ness, where she re­ports that the eco­nomic and lit­er­acy pro­grams with which she has been in­volved are hav­ing a pos­i­tive ef­fect upon the women of the re­gion and that af­ter the mas­sive im­pact which the Ebola epi­demic had upon the Pu­je­hun Dis­trict, things are fi­nally be­gin­ning to re­turn to nor­mal in that area.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to Carol Vogstad and to her daugh­ter-in-law, Tresa; to for­mer Dalum boy, Jamie Paarup; and, to Lanny Hol­men and his sis­ter, Rhonda Espe­gren. Best wishes to all.

An in­ter­net pun­dit re­cently of­fered an opin­ion de­scrib­ing how men and women dif­fer in their def­i­ni­tion of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. To women it is the open shar­ing of thoughts and feel­ings with one’s part­ner, while to men it means leav­ing a note be­fore tak­ing off on a fish­ing trip with the boys.

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

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