We have news from the ever growing Vogstad family with a report by Carol who tells us that their family circle has widened again with the arrival of baby Abbigail on September 27. This is the fifteenth greatgrandchild for Edward and Carol, the third grandchild for Jardi, and for Neil who shares the birthday with his new granddaughter. The proud parents are Colton and Rosalee who reside in Ontario.
From Edmund’s family we hear that Douglas, son of Roger and Shannon, is engaged to Brittany Commance and that a bridal shower for Miss Commance will be hosted by Paula Vogstad on October 15. It will be a “come and go” party beginning at 2:00 pm and those who would like more details are asked to call Marla at 403822-2186 or Paula at 403-8239369.
I try not to rely upon my own family activities when putting together the news from Dalum but this week I am happy to make an exception and report the wedding of my daughter, Jill, to Kenny Glover. The ceremony took place in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Dalum last Saturday where a large crowd of family and friends joined in celebrating the declaration of their vows. Pastor Dan Hendrickson conducted the service with the dignity, humour and thoughtfulness which has endeared him to this community and which was appreciated by those in attendance. I must say that since Kenny and Jill have been a couple for seventeen years, Maryann and I were as surprised as anyone when they made the decision to marry but the joy and excitement of the day could not have been any greater if they were two youngsters beginning life together. I will not even try to describe the emotions I felt as I walked my beautiful daughter down the aisle where she joined Kenny and her wedding party. From their old friends who served as bridesmaids and groomsmen to the nephews and nieces who carried out the tasks of ring bearer, flower girls and ushers, they were a fine looking group and the lovely musical solo by Jill’s Aunty Deb added to the fullness of the event. A reception and dance followed at the community hall with everyone going home tired and happy. Kenny and Jill appreciate the gifts, greetings, hugs and kisses, and especially the very generous gift from the community of Dalum. The newlyweds will continue to reside at their home in Rosedale. The community gift list is a time honoured tradition in Dalum and Rita Pallesen and Eleanor Jensen are currently managing the list for Don and Carol Ostergard who will celebrate their Golden wedding anniversary later this month.
Mike Slemko, a well-known farmer from the Duck Lake area has passed away and funeral services will be held at Hussar on Saturday. Our condolences are extended to his family.
Rita Pallesen is acting as our “lost and found” coordinator this week and she reports that after the recent pot luck lunch at the church a medium sized white, oval, Correll serving plate decorated with gold flowers at the ends was left behind while a Royal blue plastic cover for a 40 cm x 25 cm pyrex pan and an antique spatula with a wooden handle went missing. If you can help to reconnect these items with their owners, please contact Rita.
A wet Saturday put the brakes on harvest operations but Sunday dawned clear and bright with a heavy frost so maybe this is a turning point and the beginning of an Indian summer. With many acres still to be harvested the farmers need a prolonged stretch of fair weather.
Birthday greetings this week begin with best wishes to Jeff Day who begins every October with a birthday, to Ross Nygaard, to Brent Pedersen and Alan Mortensen who will begin another year on Thursday and to former Dalum girl, Joyce Teskse (n. Jensen). Good times and good health to all.
With images of weddings on my mind I am reminded of a question one little boy had for his mother as he watched a wedding ceremony. He wondered why the bride’s fancy dress was all white and his mother told him that for many people it is a symbol of the happiness of the day. He thought about that for moment and then asked “but why is the groom dressed in black”.
You may continue to call Gerald and Maryann Rasmussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.