Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - Obituaries - Ger­ald Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

While the cal­en­dar shows De­cem­ber 21 as the win­ter sol­stice and the first day of win­ter, De­cem­ber 1 was the “me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal” start of win­ter with the three months that run from De­cem­ber 1 to the end of Fe­bru­ary be­ing the cold­est pe­riod of the year in the north­ern hemi­sphere. Long range fore­casts are call­ing for the com­ing win­ter to be colder than average but last Fe­bru­ary and the be­gin­ning of March was cold enough for me.

Many who read this col­umn will re­mem­ber the Jim Craig fam­ily who ar­rived at Dalum in 1957 and made it their per­ma­nent home. Jim and “Sam” (Selma) are no longer with us and their lit­tle house by the road side is gone but their son, Kevin, returns each fall dur­ing hunt­ing sea­son and last week he shared some sur­pris­ing news by way of Face­book. Kevin re­ports his wife, Mar­ion, was on a flight to Aus­tralia when she suf­fered a heart at­tack. The flight di­verted to Hawaii where doc­tors were able to put in a cou­ple of stents as Kevin flew to be with her there. All went well and they are ex­pected to have re­turned to Cal­gary by the time this col­umn is pub­lished. Best wishes to Mar­ion, get well soon.

I only see one name on my birth­day list this week and it is that of Ralph Jor­gensen. Best wishes to Ralph for the day and for the com­ing year.

Now that De­cem­ber has ar­rived there is no deny­ing the Christ­mas sea­son is upon us and one of the many pop­u­lar events in the area is the Se­niors Din­ner which is sched­uled for next Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 12, at the Drumheller Val­ley Sec­ondary School. Se­nior cit­i­zens from Drumheller and the sur­round­ing area, in­clud­ing sev­eral Dalum folks have, for years, en­joyed the meal and the entertainm­ent pro­vided at this long­stand­ing event which is co­or­di­nated by the town of Drumheller and the staff and students at the school. Pre-regis­tra­tion of guests with the town of Drumheller Se­nior Ser­vices is re­quired.

School Christ­mas con­certs are also on my so­cial cal­en­dar and I will be at­tend­ing one at Delia and one in Drumheller. It doesn’t seem so long ago the first of the grand­chil­dren were par­tic­i­pat­ing in these school shows and now the last of the bunch are near­ing the end of their ca­reers as shep­herds, elves and other as­sorted char­ac­ters.

To have a news item in­cluded in this col­umn please con­tact Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 or email to ra­mus­sen­ger­[email protected]

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