Morrin Community Calendar
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”.