Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Ger­ald Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

I will open by cor­rect­ing a mis­take from last week’s col­umn where I re­ferred to Mr. A.P. An­der­sen as An­ton, his name was An­ders while it was Mr. Chris­tensen whose name was An­ton. While nei­ther of those men sur­vived 1919 to join their wives and op­er­ate their farms at Dalum, their fam­ily le­ga­cies con­tinue.

The com­mu­nity hall base­ment was a lively place last Satur­day evening when a crowd of fam­ily friends gath­ered there to hon­our Shayla San­dum with a bridal shower. The party took on a Mex­i­can theme with Mar­gar­i­tas be­ing one of the re­fresh­ments of­fered and with an un­ex­pected mu­si­cal in­ter­lude pro­vided by a group called the Three Ami­gos, although they were three in name only. There was plenty of fun and laugh­ter as the crowd looks for­ward to the July first wed­ding date.

For those who are sup­port­ers of the Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion and who read this on March 22, you are re­minded that the An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing will take place at the hall, tonight, at 7:30 pm.

Get well wishes this week go out to Pauline Palle­sen who is re­cov­er­ing af­ter knee surgery and to Karen McMil­lan who will be hav­ing a sim­i­lar pro­ce­dure as the re­sult of a re­cent ski­ing mishap.

This is the sea­son for farm auc­tion sales and there is one to take place on March 29 which is of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to Dalum and Rosebud folks. It was just a year ago that we lost Wag­nar Learke to can­cer and now Mar­i­ann, who has man­aged through sor­row and dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances, will close out the farm­ing op­er­a­tion with the fi­nal dis­per­sal of ma­chin­ery, tools and sup­plies next Wed­nes­day.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go out to for­mer Dalum boy, Har­vey Chris­tensen, to Pauline Palle­sen, Lehn Lund, Mitch Oster­gard and to both Ron and Judy Petersen who now re­side at wishes to all.

Spring of­fi­cially ar­rived on Mon­day and the week­end cer­tainly gave the im­pres­sion that the sea­son was chang­ing. I had been to Leth­bridge last week and saw that south of Brooks the go­phers are out in great num­bers although here, where win­ter is not so dry and warm, I have yet to see any of the early ris­ing, sui­ci­dal ground squir­rels out on the high­way. Af­ter the ear­lier par­tial break up, the ice on the Red Deer and Rosebud rivers broke free with a rush on Satur­day night and the creek be­hind my house has been flow­ing for sev­eral days. On Sun­day I searched for cro­cuses on some south­ern slopes but the only thing I dis­cov­ered is that the coulee seems to be deeper and steeper than it was a year ago.

A clos­ing thought comes from the in­ter­net where Mr. A. Nony­mous states: “Be­fore mid­dle age do not fear ….. af­ter mid­dle age do not re­gret”. You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech. ca. In­n­is­fail. Best

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