Ghost Pine News - August 10, 2016

I would think most all of the farmers and gardeners are saying “bring on the heat,” without the thunderstorms and hail, of course. We are always asking for something.
The annual Bishop family reunion was held on the long weekend. Approximately 40 people attended, coming from Killam, Alliance, Didsbury, Rocky Mountain House, Holden, Sherwood Park, Calgary, Campbell River, White Rock, Vernon, and Prince Albert. The campground and the community center were the center of activities. On Sunday, we laid to rest Aunt Ellen Wallace and cousin Doug Wallace, on Sarcee Butte.
On the last Thursday in August, whist players were hard at it. Those winning Olympic Gold were Allan Olmstead, Bonnie Richardson, Mic King and Bette Sittler. Those no longer eligible were Sharon Lee, Jim Sailer, Edna Cary and Marie Olmstead. Oh, woe is me. They did not play last Thursday.
Al and Stella Atkinson recently hosted a cousin’s reunion, but it was more than that. It was Ken and Dorothy Nygard’s 50th wedding anniversary. Jake and Joan Black came all the way from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Others in attendance were Wayne and Jackie Devereau from Leslieville. Harry and Caroline Devereux from Veteran and Brad and Kim Devereux and children, Jessie and Joelle from Adrossan. Coming from Calgary were Shirley Devereux, Janet de Bruijn and Joanne and Ken Miller. Others who enjoyed this event were Bill and Dianne Woods and Alice and Grant Mackintosh from Carbon, John and Betty Anne Voytechek and Jim and Monica Bishop from Three Hills. Jim baked the delectable buns for their feast.
Jim and Rosalie Chatten of Westbank, BC stopped in Three Hills on Sunday where they visited with both Marc Reed and Grace Reed. Jim is Marc and Watson’s nephew.