Hand Hills Grapevine

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Hello Hand Hills…can any­one re­mem­ber this long of a stretch of wet weather? Since the end of May we have had 11 inches of rain. Other places are re­port­ing more than that as the rains have been hit and miss all over. I won­der if Jock Boul­ter has any records that tell the story of another time when we had a two month stretch of rainy weather. Let me know Jock, as I know that you have kept records of pre­cip­i­ta­tion for many years. With all the rain comes swarms of mos­qui­toes but it is def­i­nitely a trade off. Don’t leave home with­out Deet!

Even though this is re­ally late our thoughts are still with Barb Burge­meis­ter and fam­ily on the pass­ing of Leroy. There were no words then and still no words now that make it eas­ier for all in­volved. Keep his mem­ory close and he will al­ways be close. Ev­ery­one sends Con­do­lences from the Hills.

I talked to Gerry Radke at her work place of River­side Phar­macy a week or so ago and she re­layed the great news that her Daugh­ter Danielle got mar­ried. Dar­ren and Danielle have been to­gether for many years (I want to say 18) and they fi­nally de­cided to tie the knot. They re­side in Cal­gary. The wed­ding hap­pened on June 17 and they plan a small fam­ily get to­gether in Cal­gary when they re­turn from their honey­moon. Con­grat­u­la­tions from the Hills!

The Rosin Fam­ily had a Fam­ily Re­union at the Club on the long week­end. There they also cel­e­brated Mil­dred Wern­ers’ 80th Birth­day at the same time. I am sure that this was a busy week­end know­ing how many lit­tle ones are in the fam­ily.

We took in the Dar­ryl Turner Auc­tion Sale this past Satur­day as did hun­dreds of other peo­ple. I have never seen so many peo­ple and so many things for sale as was at this sale. Rose­hill Auc­tion did a great job of keep­ing the sale go­ing and prices were good. The Turn­ers’ Yard is an oa­sis in the mid­dle of nowhere and is a real la­bor of love. It was worth the trip just to see that yard. Amaz­ing.

Okay I have to tell ev­ery­one…We have a new grand­son!! Grey­din Bryan Fin­ni­more ar­rived on Thurs­day, Aug. 4 and weighed 6 lbs 12.5 ozs and was 20 inches long. We think he is just per­fect and both Jenny and Dean are do­ing just great. Life is good.

The Bridal Shower held at the Club for Gabri- elle Lavoie, Bride to Be of Tommy Vre­de­goor, was well at­tended and she was over­whelmed with the day. Thanks to Amanda Hardy and Bet­tyAnn Moench for do­ing such a great job of or­ga­niz­ing and wel­com­ing Gabrielle to the Com­mu­nity. Hand Hills rocks!

It is com­ing back! Tamara Quaschnick is head­ing up a com­mit­tee that is go­ing to be host­ing the Donna Grif­fith Me­mo­rial Fam­ily Rodeo on Satur­day, Septem­ber 17 at the Hand Hills. Just like the Lit­tle Britches of the past, events will be sim­i­lar and is geared to the fam­ily. Make plans to at­tend and en­tries will be taken up to and in­clud­ing Septem­ber 12, till 6 p.m. Watch for fur­ther de­tails. If any­one would like to be a spon­sor for this event please con­tact Tamara. This is what Tamara had to say in re­gards to or­ga­niz­ing this event. “It is in­tended to run the event like the Lit­tle Britches of days gone by, in trib­ute to a woman who loved and val­ued fam­ily and rodeo. We would love to host a day that is fun for the whole fam­ily, and gives us a chance to come to­gether and make (and re­live!) some mem­o­ries.” Vol­un­teers are needed, so plan to get in­volved.

Till next week…en­joy the green scenery that is abun­dant in the Hills. The bumper crops are a sight to see as well. We are truly blessed! Go en­joy!

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