The little rain shower of last Friday evening did not provide much moisture but it did produce that wonderful smell of “first rain freshness” which is such a welcome sign of the spring season. With favorable conditions seeding has begun and once again I take pause to compare the impressive modern equipment and techniques to those of only a few decades in the past and which now seem so primitive and inefficient. That which does not change, however, is the sense of hope and promise which accompanies the start of another growing season.
Easter celebrations at Proven Farms, the former home the Herluf Jensen family and presently that of the Paul and Sarah Teskey family included the decades old family tradition of an outdoor Easter egg boil. Part of the tradition involves cracking the boiled eggs with a well-placed tap across an unsuspecting noggin and then enjoying the egg along with a variety of lunch and snack items. Lots of fun for young and old alike. While there I got an update from Paul concerning the playground equipment recently acquired from Okotoks and learned the manufacturer, “Blue Imp“of Medicine Hat, is able to provide technical support in regard to regulatory changes which have occurred since this equipment was produced. Many of the components meet current codes, others can be upgraded to comply and, while a few will not be acceptable for public use, there is potential for creating a very nice activity center on the community hall grounds.
A look to the internet site of the Danish Canadian National Museum at Dickson reveals it has been busy offering numerous social and educational programs throughout the new winter schedule which was introduced last fall. A children’s Easter egg hunt last Monday was the final event prior to the opening of the regular summer season which is set for Wednesday, May 1, and will include events like Aelbeskiver Day, a special Canada Day event and the Viking Days celebration which many Dalum folks are familiar with.
Birthday greetings this week go to Logan Jensen, Dayl Poulsen, Michalah Jensen, Bill Jorgensen, and Edward Vogstad. Best wishes to all.
From the “youthful wisdom” department, a 14 year old offers the following: “I’ve learned if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.” Have a good day!
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