Last week, when I should have b een w riting t he D alum Disp atch, I w as en joying a c amping trip with my family s o t here is a bit of catching up to do in this column but first I must say that both t he we ather and t he fishing were good at Buffalo Lake. The w ag-o-matic got a r ide in t he b oat and, under t he sup ervision of m y daughter Jill, was very interested in me eting a Nor thern Pik e f or t he first time. Games and st ories ar ound the c ampfire adde d t o t he enjoyment of the vacation.
Gail Chr istensen r eports that t he Chr istensen f amily r ecently he ld a r eunion at t he S eniors Cen tre a t Chestermere w ith mor e than fif ty p eople a ttending and en joying t he e vent. I t was noted that the occasion also mar ked 90 ye ars sinc e Nis and L ydia had me tat the D anish C anadian Club in C algary wher e t heir r omance b egan and whic h resulted in a ha ppy mar - riage which lasted until his death in 1963. The s enior couple rais ed t heir f amily of si x sons in the Dalum
TheDrumhellerMail.com - SECTION A area and t his ye ar t hree of len did the driving. the s ons and t heir w ives The original parsonage will c elebrate 60 ye ars of for the Bethlehem Lutheran marriage. Tho se mar king a Church a t D alum w as t he “Diamond” anniversar y ar e farm home of Pa stor P eter Leonard & Glor y, Ar thur Rasmussen, it w as built in & Gail, and Nor man & Al1920 and it served that purice; c ongratulations t o all. pose until 1952 when he and Following t he J uly r eunion Mrs. R asmussen move d t o Arthur & G ail ac compaDrumheller. In an ticipation nied their daughter Gwenne of the arrival of a ne w pasAnne and her h usband, Altor planning for the present parsonage w as b egun w ith construction b eing c ompleted in 1954 but there had been a de lay in lo cating a replacement f or R asmussen s o t he hous e r emained vacant until Pastor Gordon Miller and his family arrived in 1955. The Millers became the first r esidents of t he home which has been occupied almost continuously by resident p astors or t enants ever since. Like the 97 ye ar old Rasmussen home which has had upgrades and renovations over t he de cades, the “new” parsonage, which is now mor e t han 60 ye ars old, has also been well cared for with the most recent improvement b eing made t o the kitchen where new cabinets and flooring along with some plumbing and e lectrical mo difications ha ve modernized that part of the house. The im provements are g reatly a ppreciated by Pastor D an and Pa ula who have been the occupants for the past fourteen years and Paula r eports t hat now all the do ors and dra wers stay closed at the same time.
Thirty-five ye ars ago t he secondary school in Drumheller was called the Drumheller Com posite High School and la st we ekend the class of 1982 he ld a r eunion with forty-five of t he graduates from that year attending. A F riday e vening meet and greet and a Saturday e vening b anquet wer e both held at the golf course and on Sunda y mor ning a tour of t he school gave the group a chanc e t o s ee t he many change s whic h ha ve been made t o t hat building over t hree and a half decades. Gr egg Jens en, Marius Mortensen and Joan Pallesen wer e t he “D alum kids” in t hat class and Jo an attended t he e vent wher e lots of hugs and laughs were shared.
There s eems t o b e a g ap in m y bir thday list f or t his time of year and I would b e happy t o he ar f rom t hose who have not been included but I am able to send greetings t o R uth M urphy (n. Vogstad) and t o my g randdaughter, Arowyn R asmussen, a s t hey e ach c elebrate another ye ar. Cong ratulations also go to Jim and Julie Eskeland on the occasion of their twentieth wedding anniversary.
In clo sing her e ar e s ome words of w isdom for those who ma y b e en joying t he lakes and streams this summer, “never t est t he de pth of the water with both feet”, …... ver y tr ue in t he lit eral sense and a s a general r ule for life.
You may c ontinue t o c all Gerald R asmussen a t 403823-2036 w ith your ne ws items or , e-mail t o ger - firstname.lastname@example.org. len Jor gensen, on a tr ip t o the coast and wer e ple ased to be able to enjoy the view from the rear seat while Al-