Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Darcy Gra­ham 403-772-3747

Hey there, hi there! Our fam­ily just re­turned home from our sum­mer va­ca­tion mo­torhome trip. We had a fan­tas­tic hol­i­day and weather as we toured down into the good ol’ US of A. Our dol­lar is weaker but gas and food prices are much lower so it all bal­anced out. This year we trav­elled through North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and back home through Mon­tana. Our daugh­ter has read all the Laura In­galls Wilder books (Lit­tle House on the Prairie) and we found two mu­se­ums, one in DeSmet, South Dakota and two of the re­stored fam­ily homes in Mans­field, Missouri...it was amaz­ing and mis­sion ac­com­plished! The USA is so big! We found an 1880 Town in Belvidere, South Dakota and got to rent a cos­tume for the day and had a blast! Wild Bob meets sa­loon girl and they have pre- cious Miss Charly...so much fun! Dr. Bob made a hand­some cow­boy.

Any­way, back home again... nice to go away and it is al­ways nice to come home. Thank you to kind friends who mowed our lawn while we were away and from the looks of how lush it looks, we must have had our fair share of rain.

And now, just catch­ing up with mail and laun­dry and as I read through The Drumheller Mail news­pa­per I was quite im­pressed to see that Big Val­ley cow­boy Zeke Thurston won the 100,000 dol­lar sad­dle bronc prize at the Cal­gary Stam­pede this year...well done... es­pe­cially be­cause it was such a sloppy mess this stam­pede sea­son with tremen­dous amounts of rain.

And I also en­joyed the ar­ti­cle writ­ten by Pa­trick Ko­lafa about the ac­tion be­ing taken on be­half of con­cerned coal work­ers in Al­berta...way to go Rick Strankman, Corey Borek and MP Kevin Soren­son for stick­ing up for this im­por­tant in­dus­try dur­ing this time of en­ergy tran­si­tion and cli­mate lead­er­ship plans. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with may­ors and gov­ern­ment min­is­ters is very crit­i­cal and seems to be hap­pen­ing. I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated read­ing this and, also the ed­i­tor’s bit about the ex­cit­ing US elec­tion process. I agree whole­heart­edly with my boss on the com­ments about Don­ald Trump. His ac­cep­tance speech did high­light a lot of things that are wrong with Amer­ica and whether you like him or not, he has won the heart of the na­tion. We had some in­ter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tions with Amer­i­cans dur­ing our va­ca­tion as we trav­elled through the states and only met one cou­ple and two rather ine­bri­ated fel­lows that would vote for “crooked Hil­lary”, and I did ask around al­most ev­ery­where we camped...ah, pol­i­tics, sure gets me go­ing!

Cheers!

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