Summer is the season for weddings and Faye McGhee, along with her sister, Pam Melcher, had a wonderful opportunity last week to accompany Faye’s niece, Carly Melcher, in looking for wedding dresses at the formal dress shop in Lacombe. It sounds like a great ‘girls’ day out’ shopping and going for lunch at the Cilantro and Chive restaurant. Faye said it was the most fun she’s had all summer.
Les Bell was involved in a ‘guy’s weekend away’ last week as he joined his brother, Steph, and his nephew Mike Bell of Calgary, for a Horizon’s Unlimited Mountain Madness event in the Nakusp area of BC. This was a weekend of motorcycle orienteering, or, as Les explains, “geocaching for old guys”. The team of ‘Bell Boys’ did themselves proud by taking home the first place trophy in the singles, GPS class.
On Tuesday a group of dedicated ‘Orkneyites’ congregated at the community center to spruce up the place, mowing and trimming the grass. After the work was done they relaxed with some refreshments, and took the opportunity to catch up with everyone’s news and tell some their travels.
A couple of antique machinery enthusiasts, Darrell Wedman and John Seills from the Merville area on Vancouver Island, stayed with Les and Cathy Bell last week. They were here scouting out the treasures at Jim and Tony Wilson’s auction sale in Verdant Valley. They seemed to enjoy the event, and took home some interesting finds.
Elaine Moses was out to arrange another tea at the extended care hospitality room. This was a birthday party for Dorothy Bergos who had 4 generations of her family there to help her celebrate; her husband, Alex, her children, Sharon Schafer and Grant Bergos, as well as Grant’s wife, Tweet, attended. Dorothy’s granddaughter, Kia Stahl, brought along 1-yearold great-grandson, Theo Stahl. About 16 friends and neighbours were there to enjoy the cake and conversation. Unfortunately, Elaine, who prepared the whole thing, was not able to join the party as she was in Calgary to attend a friend’s funeral.
Joan McGhee, who was also at the tea/birthday party, mentioned that her daughter Alise McGhee just returned home from a 2-week road trip to Utah. Alise and a friend journeyed a lot of miles, did some camping, as well as attended a conference on their holiday.
On Sunday, Les and Cathy Bell travelled to Lacombe to visit their daughter, Kirsti. They attended an outdoor church service, toured the Michner House Museum, watched a demonstration of Japanese drumming, and enjoyed coffee and cannoli as part of the Lacombe Days celebration.
Cheers - enjoy summer.