Orkney Or­a­cle

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Norma West 403-823-9750

What an amaz­ing Olympics for our ath­letes in Rio! They proved to the world we have the tal­ent and the heart to win medals and are hum­ble when be­ing in­ter­viewed about wins. Not like some, but the joy does ex­plode at times. It’s a shame that the USA had such a stupid per­for­mance by Mr. Lochte. What an em­bar­rass­ment. It’s so much eas­ier to tell the truth and take your lumps like a man!

If you have the need of a tow-truck and are short like me, ask them to bring a step stool for you so you can get in the cab. Last week I had the dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion arise for me... the run­ning board was half way to my waist and one of my arms doesn’t go above my head and there wasn’t much to grab hold of. The re­sult was a small “cir­cus” per­for­mance and en­ter­tain­ment for the pass­ing mo­torists. The sit­u­a­tion was fi­nally solved and then it was done in re­verse at the garage. I think I have a so­lu­tion so I am writ­ing AMA with my sug­ges­tion.

The crops are cer­tainly ripen­ing quickly but the farm­ers are not too sure about how dry the fields are. There ap­pears to be some real bumper crops around the coun­try.

Early on Mon­day morn­ing that was quite the gale force wind that blew in. It didn’t last too long, thank good­ness as that would re­ally do a lot of dam­age to crops if it was out in the coun­try. Mother Na­ture seems to be very an­noyed this year and keeps send­ing us wet mes­sages which were nice ear­lier in the sea­son, but enough is enough.

Some Orkney folks have been hol­i­day­ing at dif­fer­ent times but I be­lieve they are all back now get­ting ready for school and har­vest. Per­haps there aren’t any school age kids in the district any­more that go to Three Hills on the bus. How times change!

Have a good week and do some­thing nice for your neigh­bour such as a phone call to say, “Hi!” and “How are you?”

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