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.