Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Calendar

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

And, hey, it is May...yay! And time for my fa­vorite May joke...if April show­ers bring May flow­ers, then what do May flow­ers bring...why pil­grims of course haha! And May also means Mother’s Day. The Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion is host­ing the an­nual Mother’s Day Brunch com­ing up Sun­day, May 14 at the Hall from 9:00 – noon. They al­ways make it a very spe­cial morn­ing for all the moms and for a mod­est ad­mis­sion ev­ery­one is wel­come to come out and have a de­li­cious break­fast and cel­e­brate the gift of moms.

So, I en­joy re­port­ing about the vil­lage hap­pen­ings and vil­lage coun­cil meet­ings. Un­for­tu­nately, I missed out last month on the coun­cil meet­ing as we were away on a re­fresh­ing, spring break mo­tor home trip, trav­el­ling through the beau­ti­ful Rocky Moun­tains to Van­cou­ver and Van­cou­ver Is­land. It was so much fun to go away and then so nice to come home and as al­ways, many thanks to friends and neigh­bors for keep­ing an eye on things at home for us. Any­way, pub­lisher Joyce Web­ster from the East­ern Cen­tral Al­berta Re­view pa­per made the long drive from Coro­na­tion to at­tend the evening April meet­ing. Not quite sure what to say about her lat­est writeup...not so in­ter­est­ing as puz­zling. As a cor­re­spon­dent for the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Calendar for 7 years, I have found that if I am eas­ily of­fended, hos­tile and neg­a­tive, I do not get the co­op­er­a­tion and in­for­ma­tion I seek to write qual­ity news... so that style doesn’t work for me. This thought may also ap­ply to the hand­ful of dis­grun­tled, di­vi­sive vil­lagers that con­tinue to badger and bad-mouth elected, hard­work­ing, un­der­paid Mor­rin Of­fi­cials. When I sit in at coun­cil meet­ings, what I ob­serve is that our coun­cil­lors and ad­min ex­er­cise an ad­mirable mea­sure of com­pe­tency, self-con­trol, and accountability un­der ex­treme scru­tiny and crit­i­cism. I po­litely en­cour­age you un­happy ones to lighten up. It is okay and some­times nec­es­sary to of­fer op­po­si­tion at times but be kind, en­joy life and try to find more con­struc­tive ways to fill your time, re­tire­ment and golden years, my good­ness, it goes by so quick! As the say­ing goes, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”... why not try oil­ing the en­gine?

As my name was used in the ECAR, I will tell you I take pride and truly love writ­ing for my town and my pa­per. My goal is to avoid petty com­plaints, en­cour­age the up­right and try to keep the Mor­rin news ac­cu­rate, ob­jec­tive and up­lift­ing... there is enough un­war­ranted protest, ten­sion and strife in the world. We all march to a dif­fer­ent beat I sup­pose. But hey ECAR thanks for the head­line...it was bang on. We are sad we lost vil­lage coun­cil­lor Al Bre­mer. The Drumheller Mail printed a lovely obit­u­ary sub­mit­ted by the Bre­mer fam­ily, but let me tell you about him. He was my neigh­bor and friend. He was a man of in­tegrity who loved his fam­ily, his work and his com­mu­nity. He was a friend to many...a snooker champ and he made tasty homemade caramels at Christ­mas. He was a man of wis­dom, he hon­ored God and he had an unas­sum­ing strength about him. He took care of his stuff, shared the bounty of his gar­den and helped his neigh­bors. He was a man who worked hard all his life and en­joyed it, right up un­til his last days. He was a pos­i­tive, re­spected, loved and val­ued mem­ber and leader of our com­mu­nity and Mor­rin life for many rea­sons, for many years. His pass­ing leaves a big hole in our hearts. As my boss/pub­lisher/edi­tor at the Drumheller Mail de­scribed, “He was one of the good guys”.

Al’s memo­rial ser­vice will be held this month, Satur­day May 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall. This will be a time for friends and fam­ily to gather, heal a bit and tell sto­ries...laugh and cry and re­mem­ber the good man that Al was.

As I said in my trib­ute in the Mor­rin news a few weeks ago to Al, thank you for car­ing, thank you for teach­ing us and I would add, thank you for car­ing to teach us...al­most un­heard of in this world to­day. You were a man of few words, sin­cere, called a spade a spade and when you spoke we lis­tened. You com­manded our re­spect with­out de­mand­ing it. We won’t do as well as you but we sure will try to take care of things here and hold down the fort... sure do miss you, sure will never for­get you and once again I get to say, this one’s for you Al! May God bless your dear wife Eleanor and your fam­ily and your in­spir­ing legacy. “Blessed are they that mourn for they will be com­forted”.

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