Labour Day weekend makes for a lively village

Meota News

What a busy weekend. There were people everywhere, lots of Alberta licence plates, the golf course was busy and people were walking their dogs. Even the ball diamond had some action, but I don't know what was going on there. It was good to see the diamond being used. The campground was also a busy place even though the weather has not really co-operated.

My families used three campground sites and we had one of my little birthday parties that replace the big one the family had started to plan in January, which was cancelled. Now we get together whenever they can come at their convenience, which means I get two or three cakes and parties and better visits with all of them.

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The bridge winners on Sept. 3 were Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen and second were Catriona Winterhalt and Donna Scherman. They are happy to get back playing cards and enjoying the social aspect of the evenings.

In England they have Christmas stuff out in the stores already. Here there is Halloween stuff out. 

What extreme weather the Americas are facing. It's too hot in the United States and pretty cold in Canada.

In Spiritwood, on Sept. 19, the Credit Union is hosting a free drive-in movie, along with free popcorn and drinks. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. at the SAD SAAC Park. The show at 7:15 p.m. is Onward and the one at 9:30 p.m. is Death Becomes Her.

Our friend Josie Reed didn't settle on just one plane ride for her 90 birthday, but also was treated to a flight into northern Saskatchewan where they got to see places named for their relatives, casualties in the Second World War. They saw Reed Peninsula named for her brother-in law Murray Reed. The pilot was her grandson, Danatay Meinert from Shaunavon.

There were a few garage sales in the village and in the country, adding to activities to take part in on the weekend.

Regular activities should soon start up again and help us get back to normal living. It's obvious we are going to have to learn to live with this, so we may as well get on with it.

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