Letters to the Ed­i­tor

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

Ed­i­tor The Drumheller Mail Dear Ed­i­tor;

Well, Ossie Jr., who do you hear from more of­ten, one of your old babysit­ters. Oh my, what a job keep­ing you all in line for your great par­ents Florence and Ossie Sr., Pop & Mary.

The last two obit­u­ar­ies of former res­i­dents of long ago, Win­nie Mae (Hooker) Jack­son and dear, dear Hazel Fleger, sis­ter of Ken, and Win­nie Mae of the won­der­ful Hooker Bros. Meat Mar­ket. My old Dad, Bill Guter­son Sr., would come home early on Satur­days, prob­a­bly from the Elks vis­it­ing with Chris Nielsen lately from Dalum, AB. The pack­age in his hand wrapped in brown pa­per and tied with butcher string. The guess­ing game would start. Is it Burns wieners or lots of spareribs? I won be­cause Adolph told me what it was and I got the string to save for snar­ing go­phers.

I hope all the folks who are op­posed to the Rose­bud Mo­tor Sports are very suc­cess­ful. The old say­ing comes to mind - ‘ The squeak­ing wheel gets the grease’. Re­spect­fully yours, Mary Guter­son Camp­bell High River, AB Ed­i­tor’s note:

You are a mas­ter­ful story teller of the “old days”.

Ossie Sr. used to tell the story of how the fam­ily was so poor when grow­ing up that his Dad would come with a sin­gle piece of ba­con and my grand­mother would fry it up and then he would tie a string on it. Each of the kids would get a chance to chew on it be­fore it was passed to the next one.

The string? Well, that was to pull the ba­con out if one kid swal­lowed it!

Okay Mary, now it’s your turn.

Thanks for writ­ing, – Ed

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