Morrin Community Calendar
And winter strikes again...I didn’t think it was ever going to quit snowing! I was sure glad we didn’t have to venture out onto the highways. It was none too warm either... the mercury dropped down to -25 out here in Morrin, and I see as I write this Monday morning that it looks to be even colder today...brrrr! I guess the bright side is that it does help one get into the Christmas Spirit.
And having said that, I see from the Morrin Corner and Area page that just a little over a month down the road is the Turkey Bingo night at the Morrin Community Hall and this year it is set for Wednesday, December 13.
And with Christmas just weeks away, many communities are busily preparing to host a special, seasonal craft show. Our Morrin Christmas Market is coming up soon...this year, on Sunday, November 19 from 11-3 at the Morrin Community Hall. I see from the online post that the organizers have cinnamon buns, lunch and 30 tables booked. So come and check it out if you like...there are sure to be many creative treasures and useful wares on display.
As for me, I do not have a crafting bone in my body but I do get to help out with the music for Remembrance Day with the elementary kids at the Morrin School, and the memorial service will be coming up this Friday at 10:45 a.m. in the school gymnasium. In the ten years we have lived in Morrin, we have tried to attend the school service each year. We are always impressed with how the staff guide and involve the students in the remembrance ceremony and with the simple reverence of the annual program.
And as I refer back to my notes from last year, I vividly remember brave soldier Randy Wilton who delivered an informative, thoughtful presentation of his Canadian Armed Forces service from 2005-2006 in Afghanistan.
He showed us slides and told us all about the little children they met and how the troops survived in the heat of the desert. He talked about how they slept...in the sand...in the shelter of a blown up ruin...maybe on a cot...maybe with a tarp covering. He talked about what they ate...watermelons and grapes to stay hydrated in 100 Degree temps. And finally... he talked about how he and his fellow soldiers became best friends...he called them his “family.” It was interesting yet heart-wrenching to listen and see the pictures he put up.
I still get a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye thinking of the slides he showed of his friends...his family...those who did not come home to the hugs of their loved ones and whose bodies were carefully placed in boxes and honorably wrapped with the Canadian red and white maple leaf flag.
His words were compelling, real and sincere...you could have heard a pin drop as he spoke. He did not talk at the kids, he talked to them and they got it...we all did. The fallen were remembered. So, I encourage you to come to the Morrin School Remembrance Day Service if you are able, this Friday, November 10 at 10:45...community is always welcome.
Lest we forget.