Ghost Pine News - May 27, 2015

Have you taken a tour of the town lately? You should. During these beautiful warm sunny days, it is most uplifting to see all the blossoms on the trees as well as the tulips, violets and other flowers that people have put in their own yard and patios.
Gayle Parker and Meryle Kester were in Drumheller last Thursday to help their cousin, Anna May Cardamone, celebrate her 80th birthday. They had a delicious birthday brunch and a great visit with cousins and other family members.
Allen and Bernice Huxley spent the weekend in Fort Saskatchewan. They attended the graduation of their granddaughter, Meagan Wagner.
Melba Kopjar accompanied her son Randy and wife Sarah to Pincher Creek recently. They attended the graduation of Melba's grandson Peter Manners. Peter was valedictorian for his class which made it more meaningful for the family.
Can you guess who won at whist last Thursday? Those who struck gold were Sandra Meding, Allan Olmstead, Monica King and Glenn Johnson. Those who settled for lead were Bonnie Richardson, Ken Weisenburger, Edna Carey and Bette Sittler.
Watson and Grace Reed were very busy last week, visiting with family members. On Tuesday, their three daughters arrived; Mary from Blackfalds, Ruth from Picture Butte and Eileen from Erskine. Along with Ruth was her daughter Jenni, with two-year-old Katie and five-week-old Carter. On Wednesday, their son Hal Reed drove up from Taber for a visit. On Thursday, Leo and Eunice drove over from Olds. Eunice is Watson's sister. Phew! It was fun.
Brian and Meryle Kester spent Sunday in Red Deer where they visited Brian's Mom, Chris Kester at Bethany Care.
Get-well wishes from the community go out to Shirley McKibbon, who is a patient in the Three Hills Hospital.
Doug and Gayle Parker were in Calgary on Sunday to attend a guitar recital in which their grandson Dylan Lemke took part. The music was beautiful and the lunch delicious.
Jim and Darlene Frank of Ottawa visited last week with Darlene's father, Gordon King, and also other relatives in the area.
Many friends and family in this area attended the wedding of Rebecca Welton and Chris Dirk on Saturday held at Bethel Fellowship Church. The reception was held at Bethel E.M. Church in town.
John Ruby hosted a "last supper' on Sunday for all the Ruby family as a chance to get together at the family home before renters move n later next month. Lorri Weir was the only one who could not make the trip home.
Graduation events have a way of drawing families together from considerable distances, and such was the case last weekend. Betty Carlson's son, Rob and friend, Christina, came from Germany to attend Cameron Heath's graduation. Cameron is Betty's grandson and Rob's nephew. Rob and Christina have been in Canada before, but have taken more time this visit and have already toured the Ottawa district. They are now visiting the west coast and another cousin, Rik Leaf, in Victoria. On their return they intend to visit the Colombia Ice Fields with another cousin, Ron Leaf, as their tour guide.