The Ne w Year br ought w ith it a change in t he we ather and t he early da ys of J anuary ha ve b een pleasant, allow ing st udents and teachers t o en joy s ome out door fun b efore r eturning t o cla sses. The Dr umheller ar ea buss es r esumed t heir r outes on M onday and p ost-secondary st udents: Jayden Nail who is attending University of S askatchewan a t Regina; Ka tie Jens en who is t aking some pre-nursing courses in Edmonton; and Laura Jensen who is in her first year of Pharmacy, also in Edmon ton, ha ve all he aded back to their classes.
I saw, too late, that I had made a typographical error in last week’s column. In m y r eminiscence of the Jens Jorgensen family I w rote that f or man y ye ars t he f armyard ha s b een the home of C ary and C armen S chneider wher e it should ha ve r ead G ary and C armen. To make m y mistake just a bit mor e c onfusing it should b e noted that Reid and Sheila rais ed Kevin, Carmen and C arrie at the same location. When t hinking of that family I c an’t help but mention what a tragic loss it was when Kevin w as k illed in a f arm ac cident in November of 1985.
Church ne ws include sar eminder that the Annual G eneral Meeting w ill t ake plac e a t t he church on Sunday, January 21.
There w ill b e a p ot luck lunch following t he s ervice and t he meeting will begin after lunch.
Birthday g reetings t his we ek go t o S tella J ackson, G aye B oe, Pauline Lund, Cher yl Blasetti (n. Axelsen), and t oaf ellow who spent m uch of his yout h a ssociated w ith t he D alum c ommunity, L inden H olmen, who ha s f or many ye ars r esided in V ictoria. Best wishes to all.
Get we ll g reetings go out to Pa uline Palle sen and Edit h Suntjens who continue to recover from recent surgeries and who, I understand, are both doing well.
A f ew we eks ago I men tioned seeing a Bald Eagle and wondered if it was taking its time in migrating southward.
Well, it is still in the area, I have seen it ag ain from a clo ser viewpoint, and it is inde ed a mag nificent bir d. Anot her sigh ting w as that of a Golden Eagle which was perched on a r oadside fence post where the morning sun produced a lustr ous r eflection a s it pla yed upon t he golden f ringes of t he feathers which g ive c ause f or it s name. From a distance the Golden Eagle appears to be a drab, uninspiring, brown bird but wha t a treat it is t o witness its beauty at close range.
Finally, a not e which st udents returning t o t heir ma th cla sses may find r efreshing: “D ear Algebra, please stop asking us to find your X. She is never coming back and don’t ask Y”.
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