Orkney Or­a­cle

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Norma West 403-823-9750

The long week­end is over. I’m told the pa­rade was good and I ex­pect there are nu­mer­ous sun­burns around after this ex­treme heat we’ve had. All re­ports are that there is a tem­po­rary re­lief for a short time. Much bet­ter than in B.C. and the fires there and the fires here at home.

Is there any thought here of gath­er­ing re­lief for the fire vic­tims in B.C. As was done last year for Fort Mac?

It would be the right thing to do and I’m sure greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by those peo­ple who have lost ev­ery­thing.

The long week­end was a busy time here at my house with Matthew, Jay­den, Chad, Cather­ine, Cassie, and Roberta all here. The boys put new shin­gles on the garage for me in the heat, but I made sure they were off the roof dur­ing the hottest part of the day. Ev­ery­one was help­ing with the chores and it was a fun time too. On Mon­day, Cather­ine’s folks came from Cam­rose and took Cather­ine and Cassie home with them for the month of July and will be back to Orkney the long week­end in Au­gust, when Chad will be back from Wey­burn for a fam­ily re­union.

Tourist sea­son is in full bloom here as I’ve seen many ve­hi­cles from On­tario, B.C., Que­bec, and some from Alaska and the Yukon. I’m sure the camp grounds are happy with ac­tiv­ity as well as the stores, ho­tels and restau­rants. Good for our econ­omy. Also good for our im­age as a friendly town!

I hope this se­vere weather doesn’t bring hail as the crops are so good look­ing and like any farm per­son, we al­ways have an eye on the clouds this time of year. If you’re like me, I’m find­ing it hard to get any T.V. cov­er­age of the chuck­wagon races un­til very late at night. The rodeo events are on in the af­ter­noon but no live run­ning of the chucks in the early evening. I won­der why CTV Cal­gary doesn’t have the usual cov­er­age as in past years. Guess I’ll have to be a re­ally late night owl!

That’s it for this week. Here’s a say­ing by Maya An­gelou: “Suc­cess is lik­ing your­self, lik­ing what you do and lik­ing how you do it.”

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