Bob Nelson is home again after a week at a Calgary hospital where he received the benefits of some rather important heart surgery. With winter being a good time to relax and recover he should be ready to get back to his many projects when spring weather arrives. Take it easy and enjoy the rest, Bob.
Congratulations to Mariann Learke who became a grandmother last week; the new Mom and Dad are her eldest daughter, Michelle and husband Jonas who live at Copenhagen. The little girl was born on February 8 and “Bedstemor Mariann” was headed to Denmark on Monday to visit the happy family. Congratulations to all.
A reminder for those planning to attend the regular church service next Sunday that the pot luck lunch which is usually held on the third Sunday of the month has been cancelled for February but will resume in March.
Karen McMillan reports that she was at Elk Island Provincial Park last weekend where she participated in the annual Canadian Berkebeiner cross country ski race. The event is based on a Norwegian historical event going back to the year 1205 when the infant King of Norway was saved from assassination by being transported by two fast skiers to a place of safety, over a distance of about 55 kilometers. The Elk Island race is part of a two day winter festival and is one of three held each year, the other two take place in Norway and in the United States. Participants may compete in their choice of several events including a “Half Berkie” or the “Full Berkie” which follows a full 55 kilometer course and requires the skier to wear a twelve pound backpack which represents the weight of the infant King. Karen, who is always up for an athletic challenge, successfully completed the full 55 km route. Well done, Karen.
On my birthday list this week there are several people well known to Dalum folks and they include Gord Walker, Olav Pallesen, Sharon Mulder (n. LaBerge), Diane Fillman (n. Axelsen), Janice Hawkings (n. Holmen), Leonard Christensen, Raiden Kipling, and Bob Turner. Best wishes to all. Driving while distracted by cell phone use is a big problem these days but a recent piece of internet wisdom looks at another effect of the technology. It states “We can only blame ourselves for all the crime and violence we have today, we removed all the phone booths and now Superman has nowhere to change.”
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