The June 3 Craigmyle breakfast was well attended by folk who chose not to take in the Hand Hills Stampede that weekend. It was great to see several former Craigmyle area residents in attendance: Cliff Pruden from Castor and Fred Blair and wife Sharon from Red Deer. Cliff caught up with many he knew from the area, but Fred had been out of the area for so long that most of the faces were strangers to him. He did, however, have a great visit with Mabel Burrows. This is the last pancake breakfast for the summer. Breakfasts will resume in the fall, beginning on October 6.
Most of the young people who have grown up in our area had the privilege of being taught by Bonnie Doktorchik (Ms D.). Congratulations to Bonnie’s daughter, Acacia, on her engagement to Dan DeSantis from Mississauga, Ontairo. The happy couple will be wed in Red Deer in August and will be making their home in Sylvan Lake. Anyone wishing to give Acacia their best wishes can do so by stopping by the Delia Community Hall on June 22 at 11:00 a.m.
I am saddened to report the recent passing of Joe Young of Surrey, B.C. Joe’s parents and their eight children farmed in the Farrow Lake district north of Craigmyle. As the family grew, it became necessary for them to move into the village of Craigmyle where the youngsters could receive a high school education. Joe was instrumental in the planning and execution of the 2003 Craigmyle reunion.
Our family has finally received some positive news where Art’s broken leg is concerned. It has begun to show signs of healing and he is allowed to place 10 % weight on it. He is being trained to use a walker allowing his arms to take 90% of the weight on that side. Finally, there is visible progress. There is no indication of how long he will be in hospital, so faithful visitors, keep those visits up. He thoroughly enjoys and appreciates the time you make for him.