Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - 403-772-3747 Darcy Gra­ham

Well, we did the “fall­back” thing this past Sun­day and the time change al­ways throws me for a loop, wide awake at 6:30 this morn­ing. My daugh­ter is so funny...she stayed up an hour later on Satur­day night just be­cause she could ha ha. I see a heavy frost set­tled on the ground overnight but the sun is shin­ing bright this Mon­day morn­ing as I write. Har­vesters had a cou­ple of re­ally nice days this past week so hop­ing many of you are fin­ished or get­ting close to it.

And the Di­a­betes In­for­ma­tion clinic is com­ing up soon, Tues­day, Novem­ber 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall. Mar­i­lyn Tren­tham or­ga­nizes this event each year. She has sent a few facts about the dis­ease. The fact that stands out to me is that there is no cure. In or­der to stay healthy, peo­ple who have this dis­ease, type 1 or type 2 or ges­ta­tional, they must man­age with in­sulin in­jec­tions or diet. All are wel­come to come out to the hall that night.

And pre-Christ­mas-fun-shop­ping-things are hap­pen­ing...the Mor­rin Christ­mas Mar­ket will be held once again at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall from 11:00 – 3:00 on Sun­day, Novem­ber 20. Christ­mas time sparkles with magic be­cause it is the “most won­der­ful time of the year”!

So, no school for the stu­dents and staff this week at the Mor­rin School with the Novem­ber break fol­low­ing the School Remembrance Day Ser­vice last Fri­day morn­ing. The School al­ways does a fine job to hon­our this great me­mo­rial hol­i­day. Thanks so much to the staff for get­ting it all or­ga­nized so nicely with the stu­dents’ art cov­er­ing the walls in the gym and for the cer­e­mo­nial trib­utes with music and spo­ken word.

We have been at­tend­ing this school com­mu­nity poppy day ser­vice since our daugh­ter started at­tend­ing school here 7 years ago. It is al­ways a mean­ing­ful remembrance but this one was the best and many peo­ple I have talked to felt the same. Thanks to piper Dave Daly who filled the air with the “amaz­ing grace” sound of the pipes and to all the hon­orary guests who added to the pro­gram with their uni­form and at­ten­dance. This year, the hor­ri­ble on­go­ing truth of war was made even more real to all of us by Mor­rin res­i­dent, brave sol­dier Randy Wil­ton. He spoke a cou­ple of years ago. This year he spoke again and showed slide pic­tures on the big screen of the time he spent in Afghanistan in 2005-2006 with the Cana­dian armed forces... pic­tures of “his fam­ily” as he de­scribed. Many hearts were touched as he went through each slide and talked about the lit­tle kids he met, where the sol­diers slept (on the sand, in a blown up ruin...on a cot un­der a tarp maybe) and what they ate (wa­ter­mel­ons and grapes to stay hy­drated in 100 de­gree temps) and then he showed the slide of his friends, of his fam­ily who did not come home and whose bod­ies were lov­ingly placed in boxes and hon­ourably wrapped in the Cana­dian red and white maple leaf flag. His words were com­pelling, real and sin­ could hear a pin drop in the gym as he spoke. Af­ter his heart­felt pre­sen­ta­tion, it was so lovely to hear the el­e­men­tary kids sing “Some­where Over the Rain­bow” and boy did they sing! Well done Mor­rin School, thank you! The fallen were re­mem­bered and those still fight­ing on would be proud and in­spired with your Remembrance Day Ser­vice and thoughts and prayers...Lest we for­get.

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