There are two new babies to report this week and both are granddaughters for Jerry and Carol Norman. Zoey Grace Norman, a daughter for Matt and Star was born at Innisfail on May 9 and on the 19th Everly Lucy Inge Norman was born at Drumheller, a daughter for Guy and Amanda. Congratulations to all, including greatgrandmother Ingeborg Koustrup.
With some people still busy in the fields, some nasty weather, and game seven of the Ottawa and Pittsburgh series all factors, the turnout for grass cutting at the community centre last Thursday was quite small. There is still plenty of grass to cut at the park and the ball diamond so on this Thursday, June 1, we will hope for better conditions with more helpers to finish what was missed last week and to cut the new growth which has appeared.
The Drumheller Cubs and Scouts are regular users of the Dalum community hall facilities and last weekend that group, under the direction of Lars Nielsen, was joined by troops from Didsbury and Sundre for outdoor activities. The campers enjoyed avoided the strong winds of a few days earlier which surely would have blown their tents away.
Gary Toft reports that he and Val are home from a European vacation. On May 1 they flew to Lyon, France, where they joined 17 others from Calgary and Canmore for their tour. For five days they used Lyon as their home base while visiting historic sites including the Cathedral of Saint John which was completed in 1480 after three hundred years of construction. They also visited Lourdes which is near the Pyrenees Mountains and travelled to Bordeaux for a winery tour which included wine tasting. The group headed north to Normandy where they visited Juno Beach, the site where Canadian forces were part of the June 6, 1944, “DDay” invasion, the massive allied assault on German forces in France and which was the beginning of the end of World War II. The group spent five days enjoying Paris and made a side trip to the Palace of Versailles where the lavish life style of the French royalty was one of the factors leading to the French revolution of 1789. They arrived home on May 18, tired, after a fantastic trip.
It is high school graduation season and Carol Vogstad reports that granddaughter Bailey recently participated in the Leduc Composite High School ceremonies which were held at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. Bailey is the daughter of Carl and Tresa Vogstad and some Dalum folks may recall that she was Drumheller’s “millennial” baby, being the first child born at that hospital in the year 2000.
The July 1 wedding date for Shayla Sandum and Drew Tolman is fast approaching and Karen McMillan reminds me that she and Lynn Petersen are in charge of the community gift list for the young couple.
For those who have been wondering when the memorial for the late Svend Andersen is to be held, I have been informed by his daughter, Barbara, that a celebration of life will take place at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Dalum at 11:00 am on July 8, ninety eight years after his birth which occurred on July 8, 1919. Following the service and inurnment a luncheon will be served at the community hall where the family hopes that friends and neighbours will join them to spend some time reminiscing and sharing stories of days gone by.
Birthday greetings this week go out to three former Dalum “kids”, Connie Gilroy (n. Mortensen), Judy Walker (n. Rasmussen), and Gregg Jensen. Best wishes to all with some internet advice on getting older: “stop calling the bathroom the “John” and start calling it the “Jim” …. you’ll feel so much better saying that you went to the Jim today”.
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