Ghost Pine News - October 21, 2015

Didn't the wind play havoc with our beautiful autumn leaves? Now we have the job of gathering them up. Now they're not so beautiful!
With Joan Black coming back from Thunder Bay, Ontario to take part in the C.G.I.T. anniversary, her cousins decided to have a reunion. Al and Stella Atkinson hosted it at their home. Harry and Carolyn Devereux and Ken and Vivian Webb came from Veteran. Ken and Dorothy Nygard of Carbon and Shirley Devereux of Calgary, were also present. Wayne and Jackie Devereux of Leslieville, were unable to make it because of harvesting. They had a great tie visiting and recalling all of the things of their growing up years.
The Community Group people and friends met last Tuesday and began their coffee hour routine. They will meet at the Atrium the second and fourth Tuesday mornings of each month. There were not so many of us, but we had fun talking about all that happened during the summer.
There was much to be thankful for, as Grace Reed celebrated with four family members on Saturday, Oct. 10. It was time for the traditional Thanksgiving Chinese smorgasbord at the E & W Restaurant. The family delighted in a great feast followed by turkey-shaped cookies and cinnamon buns. Grace then travelled with daughter, Ruth and Chris Pelletier, to their home in Picture Butte. Sunday was another great day, with a turkey dinner and more fun with family. Grace's southern great-grandchildren were thrilled to spend time with Great-Grandma. She returned home on Monday and had a wonderful visit with Watson.
Ed and Karin Nakaska were very happy when they had Karin's sister Vicki Conray of Vancouver, and her brother Len Linde of Casper, Wyoming spend a week with them. They were still there when most of Ed and Karin's family arrived to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Would you believe it? The whist players played at the CommUnity Drop In on Oct. 8. The ones who found gold at the end of the rainbow were: Art Luijkx, Bette Sittler, Delores Bauer, and Edna Carey. Those who got lost in the arch were Glen Johnson, Inaka Bolt, Ken Weisenburger and Bonnie Richardson. On Oct. 15, those who didn't miss a beat were Allen Huxley, Delores Bauer, Marlene Luijkx and Mic King. Those who hesitated were Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Gorman, Art Luijkx and Pearl Hansen.
Audrey Soder is a very proud grandmother with good reason. Her grandson, Ian Simons, graduated from Grade 12 which he took at Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain. He received the following awards: (a) the Torch Scholastic Achievement Award for three years of honours in high school; (b) the Alexander Rutherford Award; (c) Dr. Dekoror Health Care Professional Award; (d) Bright Bank and District Lions Educational Scholarship and (e) 1995 Summer Games Legacy Award. Way to go, Ian.
Dianne Leaf was thankful for the long weekend because Ron and Bonnie Leaf took her out to Victoria to visit Rik, Zara, and Riel Leaf. Zion Leaf was home for the weekend as well; so everybody was thankful.
John Ruby became a grandfather again recently when Jonathan and Sue had a baby girl in Edmonton named Isla Brittany Ruby. Hopefully they will be down this way soon to show her off to all the relatives in this area.
A lot of the Ruby and Moran family were in Red Deer recently to celebrate Dane and Leanne's daughter, Cara's, first birthday. Many family members on both sides of Leanne's and Dane's family attended, as well as friends and neighbours were there.
Jun Suk and Gahee Han, of Bonnyville, visited in this area in the last while. It was so good to see them again.