As we move our way through June, we are past the longest day of the year and the kids are getting ready for their summer break. We’ve had some beautiful days and we need to enjoy them all as Alberta has such a short summer season.
We are sad to report that Norma West was back in hospital last week, although it sounded like a temporary setback as she was planning to get home again soon.
On Thursday, Wanda Moar returned home from a trip to Swift Current to see her mother, Cathy Berg. Together they did a southern Saskatchewan road trip to Maple Creek and Cypress Hills Provincial Park. Those are favorite haunts for both of them.
Nathan Bell also did a Saskatchewan trip. He made a quick excursion to Saskatoon to visit university friends there, as well as to help his brother, Evan, pack some belongings home.
Sheri Mueller was busy arranging a light lunch for the central Alberta Presbytery which met at the Orkney Community Centre on Thursday. Delegates from around the central part of the province make their way to Orkney on an almost annual basis for these meeting, so one can assume they enjoy the drive, the scenery and the chance to get together here.
Kirsti and Cathy Bell headed south for a barbecue and season kick-off for the Wilderness Ranch Camp. This is a horseback riding camp for kids situated in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm and the foothills just north of Lundbreck. The drive to the south west corner of Alberta usually provides some absolutely spectacular scenery, and this trip was no exception.
Cathy Bell got news on Sunday her brother, Dan Wahl, from the Gleichen area, passed away after a long and difficult struggle with PLS and, later, ALS. ALS, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a heartbreaking and debilitating disease. Our thoughts are with his family as they deal with this loss.