Letters to the Editor
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