Ghost Pine News - June 29, 2016

What will it be today - rain, clouds, sunshine, wind or a combination of sorts? It’s just not ours to suggest. We have to take what we get, don’t we?

On June 11, a memorial service was held for Vicki Conroy at the home of her sister, Karin and Ed Nakaska. There for the occasion was her daughter Kimberley and Michael Kennedy and children Makayla, Liam, Patrick and Katie, from Burnaby, BC. Her brother Leonard Linde from Casper, Wyoming was also present.

On Father’s Day, Ed and Karin Nakaska camped at Trenville. Joining them was their daughter and husband, Cheryl and Lonnie Fraser and grandchildren Scott and Kelly Fraser and family and Craig and Jennifer Fraser and family.

We can all be relieved - the whist players have all settled down to their usual whist games. On June 16, those who flew to the top of the sunbeams were Jim Sailer, Frank Richardson, Doreen Varga and Inaka Bolt. Those who couldn’t take off were Art Luijkx, Bill Martin, Mic King and Belle Sittler. On June 23, those who hit home runs were Allen Huxley, John Tullikopf, Inaka Bolt and our friend the dummy. The ones who struck out were Marlene Luijkx, Bernice Huxley, Doreen Varga and Bonnie Richardson.

Recent visitors with Ray and Carol McKeen were Chris from Edmonton and his Dad Neil from B.C. While here, they toured the Three Hills area, Pioneer Acres, went to Red Deer and visited Evelyn Bowie and even ventured to Calgary. Carol and Ray had babysat Chris when he was little and his parents were at work. 

Manor Gospel Church hosted their annual Father’s Day weekend at Refuge Ranch again this year. It is a beautiful facility with lots of room for all kinds of fun and games. The bouncy castle was a hit with the kids and even some of the adventuresome adults.  The horseshoe pits were busy and trophies presented.