Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

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

Hey there...March has ar­rived folks and spring is just 3 short weeks away, yay! Al­though it doesn’t look too springy as I col­lect my thoughts and look out­side on this Mon­day morn­ing...still a bit chilly and snowy but the sun is shin­ing bright and we seem to be on a warm­ing trend. Hope all the stu­dents and staff at the school had a nice Fe­bru­ary break. We got out of Dodge for a few days and hit the road in our mo­tor home, got to visit some fam­ily in Saskatchewan and friends in Medicine Hat. It was fun and re­lax­ing...nice to get away and high­ways were good.

So, back to school and lessons and ac­tiv­i­ties and com­ing up this Satur­day, March 4 is the 4-H District Pub­lic Speak­ing event. This will be held at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall that morn­ing start­ing at 10:00 a.m. and wish­ing all the best to all the kids par­tic­i­pat­ing and es­pe­cially to any of our lo­cal mem­bers who may be in­volved.

The Mor­rin Lions are a busy group and they have a few up­com­ing com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties to an­nounce that they will be host­ing at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall. On Satur­day, March 25 they are plan­ning a si­lent auc­tion. On Satur­day, April 8, they will have a party to cel­e­brate their 25 years as a club and the group “The Great Plains” will be on hand to en­ter­tain and tick­ets will be avail­able soon for that. And Wed­nes­day, April 12 will be the an­nual Easter Ham Bingo night.

An­other good thing hap­pen­ing is Bad­lands Bucks and Bows Archery Club in Mor­rin. Me­lanie Monaco is post­ing info and pic­tures about the club on the Mor­rin Cor­ner and Area Face­book page. There is lots of in­ter­est and they have it set up at the Mor­rin Arena Sport­splex and it looks good! Well done!

And I would like to fin­ish off and pass on some in­ter­est­ing news that just came my way from Eleanor Bre­mer. Some of you may re­mem­ber her Aunt, a lady by the name of Eleanor (Nel­lie) Pierce Ma­honey. I sensed the warmth in her niece’s voice as she re­counted the won­der­ful life of her dearly loved Aunt. Nel­lie grew up in Mor­rin and I am told she ran the tele­phone of­fice in her day as well as a beauty shop/hair sa­lon. She loved trav­el­ling and would go pretty much any­where if she was in­vited along... all the way up to Yel­lowknife and down to Ve­gas to name a cou­ple of fun trips...so ad­ven­tur­ous! She truly loved life and peo­ple and ev­ery­one that knew her liked her. Her kind­ness was re­warded through­out her years with her fam­ily and friends, as she was an in­spir­ing ex­am­ple of a woman who reaped all the good she sowed. She had long since moved to White Rock, B.C. but she re­turned to visit Mor­rin many sum­mers to fol­low, al­ways en­joy­ing the hos­pi­tal­ity and fa­mil­iar­ity in her old com­mu­nity. She was thrilled to travel back to Mor­rin even just 6 years ago to cel­e­brate her 100th birth­day hosted by the Bre­mers. She dearly missed Al­berta and af­ter that trip, she con­tin­ued to ex­press a long­ing to come again to her roots for an­other visit. Well, this dear old soul has passed away at the age of 106. I am glad she did get to come back to her home­town for one last birth­day party and I wish I had met her. I would have loved to ask her about the many changes she saw in Al­berta and the world in her in­cred­i­bly long, fruit­ful life­time.

Thoughts and prayers go out to those who say good-bye to this great fam­ily ma­tri­arch. May you share much love, some tears and many happy sto­ries of re­mem­brance as you gather.

“Blessed are they that mourn for they will be com­forted”.

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