Monday, April 30, 2012

Blue Enjoys hot fresh laundry

Blue enjoys laundry, especially the part when he can help cool down the laundry fresh out of the dryer.

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Off to the fairgrounds for some off leash time.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

4 Weddings and No Funeral

Every year in the spring the town of St.Walburg puts on a play. The play is written and performed by locals often sprinkling in some local humour. We managed to get the last tickets available for Sunday Night. Thank you Maurice. This year’s production is called ‘4 Weddings and No Funeral’.

Teri’s brother David loves live small town performances and we are pleased he could come. Brother and sister teasing each other.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Morning Breakfast.

Breakfast in Saskatoon with Thel before we all left for our homes.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Thel Celebrates 50 Years in Pharmacy.

Back in March 1985 I bought a drug store in St.Walburg, Sask. I bought this store from Thelma. Thelma remained in the community of St.Walburg and continues to work 1 day a week for the store I bought in 1985.

I owned this store until winter of 2008 and it provided for Teri and I very well over the years. Thanks Thel for giving me the opportunity to own my own store.

Today we went to Saskatoon to help Thel celebrate her 50 years as a practicing pharmacist.

Group photo of all the 50 year pharmacy grads. Thel is siting and is the second person from the left side.

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Thel with her 1962 pharmacy tankard at the presentation supper. Howie, a retired Apo Pharm drug representative, is supplying the bunny ears.

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Thel at the reception talking to her class mates.

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One of the 50 year grads wearing the college colours, purple and gold. This is a 1962 college of pharmacy jacket.

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Thel, receiving her honours from the presidents for the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists and the Pharmacists Association of Saskatchewan.

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Thel’s graduation photo is to the right of the 2 of 1962.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Visiting in Calgary

This morning I took Mom out shopping then had lunch at her building. In the afternoon I went to visit my other sister in Calgary, Heather.

Mom in I in her apartment.

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My Sister Heather with her son Kent. Kent just happened to arrive while I was there. Great Timing.

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Then the long road trip back to St.Walburg.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Road Trip to Calgary to Visit Mom

On the 24th Teri stayed home to watch the grandkids after school for the next few days and I made the road trip to visit Mom in Calgary.

Mom is still doing very well all considered.

Today we went for supper over at my sister Jackie’s home.

This is the painting that Jackie and friends had fun doing. Jackie had breast cancer. Before her operation, Jackie and her friends commissioned a local BC artist to to this painting. The center of each daisy has been painted by a boob of Jackie or one of her friends. The two rocks are the men in Jackie’s life, her husband and her son. The background is a small lake in BC that Jackie and Family go to every summer.

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Jackie (with some hair finally)

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Reid ( son of Jackie)

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shelby comes to Visit Grandma and Grandpa

On Friday Shelby came over for a weekend visit.

Blue has a new girlfriend.

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The next morning.

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Blue in the back yard.

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Grandpa, Shelby and Blue playing Shelby rules football.

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Blue finally gets that ball.

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Back out at the Imhoff acreage and a rare moment, Duke and Blue are still.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Paradise Hill School Awards Today

Today Paradise Hill School gives out Awards for this quarter of the school year. First, Duke and Blue meet and play and play and play and play.

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Then off to school for the awards ceremony.

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Basketball

The Junior Girls Basketball team did very well this year. and Shaylene wins the Sportsmanship Award.

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Senior Drama

Shaylene wins Rookie of the Year.

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The awards the ‘Play’ won at the Regional Drama Festival

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Opening up the mail.

Today we got the mail and looked through the local newspaper for information about the play Shaylene was in.

Found it.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Road Trip to Home at St.Walburg, Sk.

We left Kindersley this morning and arrived at the turn-off to St.Walburg or Paradise Hill.

We took the turn to Paradise Hill to arrive at our grandchildren’s house before the school bus came home.

One of the dresses that Grandma gave Shelby.

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One of Shaylene’s gifts.

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The two grandchildren playing with the loot from Grandma and Grandpa

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Shannon our daughter with Duke a German Sheppard that is 2 weeks older than Blue.

Duke loves to shred paper.

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Shaylene’s April 2012 Grade 9 report card was ready. These proud grandparents can report a 93,5% average! Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 10 PM we started up the motor home and arrived at our house at 10:20 PM exhausted.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kindersley

We arrived in Kindersley on the 14th and stayed until AM of the 17th. We had a great visit with Kathy and Frank. We forgot to use our cameras. OPPS.

I did take a photo of Blue stealing a deer antler of Franks.

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Blue worked very hard at cleaning this antler.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Road Trip to Kindersley Sk Via Wildhorse Albert Boarder Crossing.

Today we enter Canada and drive to visit Kathy and Frank (Teri’s sister and brother-in-law) in Kindersley to discuss spring seeding and play farmer.

15 Miles to Canada

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Blue in the standard travel position.

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Fancy US Customs building.

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The Canadian Customs office at Wildhorse Alberta. We had a very nice officer greet us and we are through the boarder in 5 minutes.

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Treaty markers at the boarder of US and Canada

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Our motorhome in Canada with Flat Stanley still in the USA.

We made it to Kindersley in good time.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Road Trip to Havre, Montana

We drove a short trip today to the edge of Montana. I wanted to see the ‘Havre Beneath the Streets’. Also, this makes a short trip to the Canadian boarder and to Kindersley, Sk our next stop.

Road trip photos with the Missouri River in some of the photos.

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Havre Beneath the Streets

from the website:

‘The flourishing business community in Havre got its start in the community's early days. Many of the businesses were located in what we, today, might call an underground mall. We invite you to step back in time with us, as much as 100 years ago, into the Sporting Eagle Saloon, a turn-of-the-century honky-tonk where cowboys gambled, kicked up their heels and drank good old-fashioned frontier rot-gut. Join us as we saunter along the streets beneath Havre and see an opium den (one of three known to have existed in the early days),  Chinese laundry, an ethnic restaurant, and of course, a bordello. See all of this and more and hear why the underground exists on the "Havre Beneath The Streets" historical tour.’

We took the 2:30 PM tour which first start in the Railway Museum.

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Then we walked the streets above the underground shopping district to the entrance.

The first thing we say was the glass inlay in the cement above provided light underground.

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Auto repair via a lift near the stairs we descended.

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A portable dentist outfit. Everything you needed fit into this box.

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Telephone exchange.

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The original bar

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Stills

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Rooms for the soiled doves.

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The boss lady.

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Opium Den

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Bakeries, beet markets, soda fountains all are down here.

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Even an old pharmacy.

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This was my favorite type of museum. Dusty stuff you can get very close to.

This is worth the trip. After seeing this I have to see below the streets in Moose Jaw, Sk.