We used to hear radio announcers comment in their weather forecast – there’s cold air coming down from Canada. The reverse happened nearly two weeks ago when southern Alberta and Saskatchewan were crippled by the violent snow storm that “came up from the United States.” There were 171 collisions in Calgary on Sunday and most towns and schools were closed on the following Monday all through that southern area.
The only combine we saw working on a recent drive west was in the Edson area. Some fields were swathed and you could see water between the rows so it will be a while until they can get into the fields with machinery. We need a long, hot, windy spell season to get the crop off across the country.
The highways all the way were exceptionally good, and we were only held up once for construction. I went to Leduc with Al Lambert when he went home and then daughter Joyce drove us out to the Smithers and Telkwa area of British Columbia, visiting family along the way and heading homeward this next week. My son Gordon and Shelley and my sister-in-law Bernice Sparkes were our main hosts along with nieces and nephews. We got to see some of the Munn clan originally from south of Battleford, Larry and his daughter Jana and Harvey and grandchildren also. Wes Munn and his new wife Jess were here visiting and left for their home in New Zealand on Saturday.
The scenery everywhere was fantastic as the leaves this year have held on much longer than usual and seem to be much brighter yellow than usual.
Sheila and Bill Sullivan from the Houston area visited the Poole cousins at Edam and Aunt Linda from Meota and made a loop including Taber, Alta., where they visited his cousin Beth (Pearson) and Norm Wynne.
Duplicate bridge was played in the Pioneer Hall Oct. 3 with top scores in order - Vern Iverson and David Sharpe first, then Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman and third were Margaret Dyck and Jean Lawes.
The monthly meeting of the Do Drop In will be held Friday, Oct. 11, followed by a potluck lunch, which is always a treat and nice social time. That same afternoon, Norwegian whist will be played in the Do Drop In at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday morning of Oct. 15 in the Do Drop In, the Hobby Band is holding a mini-concert in aid of the seniors hall, open to folks to come and listen and have a coffee and visit.
I don't have the Canasta results from Friday last but the next evening will be Oct. 18.