Rumsey & District Register
Happy harvesting everyone, as I see the combines and grain trucks working their way down the roads and through the fields. I have heard it is slow going because of the heavy crops but I hope you will all take the time to be careful out there. Please be aware as you drive down our country roads that these huge vehicles that dominate the road can only go so fast and can’t move over to allow you to pass immediately but if you are patience, every farmer will do their best to make sure that you get safely by.
Baylee Nelson and Claire Krywcum are busy putting together our first annual Christmas Market at the Hall. It is planned for November 26 and they are looking for vendors who would be interested in booking a table to sell your wares. The market will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. that day and there will be raffles as well as speciality drinks for all who attend. Please call Baylee at 403-443-8384 or Claire at 403-321-0080 if you are interested in booking a table.
There will be a memorial luncheon at the Rumsey Dropin this Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. for family and friends of Georgina Dingman. Georgina and her husband Robert moved to the Rowley area in 1946 where they farmed her mother’s farm and had five children, Robert Jr., Susan, Bonny, Diane and David. Georgina taught at the newly built Rowley School Grades 4, 5 and 6 from the fall of 1958 to 1965 when their family moved to Stettler where she taught for one year. Robert and Georgina then settled in Wetaskiwin where Robert took a job in the Health of Animals Branch for the Department of Agriculture. Robert passed away in 2003.
I have to apologize to the Sengaus family for the mix-up last week. The happy parents of baby Elias are Dustin and Andrea. Devon and Nadine are busy enjoying their two little ones on the farm.
David Webster was really feeling the pressure of too much rain this past week when one of his hopper-bottomed bins tipped over full of newly harvested peas. The ground was so soft under the foundation of the bin that it couldn’t carry the weight of all the peas inside. Luckily they were able to salvage most of the crop and store it elsewhere. Something to lighten your day: A redneck farmer from back in the hills walked twelve miles, one way, to the general store. “Heya, Wilbur,” said Sam, the store owner. “Tell me, are you and Myrtle still making fires up there by rubbing stones and flint together?” “You betcha, Sam. Ain’t no ‘tother way. Why?” “Got something to show you. Something to make fire. It’s called a Match.” ‘Match? Never heard of it.” “Watch this. If you want a fire you just do this,” Sam says, taking a match and striking it on his pants.” “Huh. Well, that’s something, but that ain’t for me, Sam.” “Well, why not?” “I can’t be walking twelve miles to borrow your pants every time I want a fire.”
Have a great week!