Morrin Community Calendar
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 sincere...you 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.