Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

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 ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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