A Blast from the Past

While checking my emails the other day I didn’t recognize one of the senders, but the subject Hiking 1967 rang a bell. This is the story I received from Randy: “In 1967, I had a summer job in Calgary. I … Continue reading

Old Hostel Friends

Recently I attended the memorial service for Bernie Summerscales and enjoyed seeing many of my hostel friends, some I had not seen for a very long time. In particular Ray Blanchard. We, of course, will miss Bernie he was such … Continue reading

The Birthday Bash photos

My 80th Birthday Bash was a huge success with 100 people who came. There was a get-a-acquainted quiz, lots of food, and Donna contributed the paper plates, cups, and decorations, fresh flowers and balloons, and music was by Les & … Continue reading

A Long and Happy Life

That is the description of Bill Cary in his obituary in the Outlook newspaper. I first met Bill at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Canmore, Alberta. Later I met Betty Walker whom he married sometime after his wife Marion died. … Continue reading

Losing Old Friends

Why is it we are so happy at this time of year as we celebrate Christmas and yet sometimes friends and relatives leave us at the same time? The complexities of life I guess. First Gord McLennan (82) died on December … Continue reading

I Have a New Friend

Remembrance Day brought me a new little friend – Timothy. He arrived in a hurry; before Mom and Dad could get to the hospital. However, he is well and was enthusiastically greeted by his four brothers and two sisters after … Continue reading

Rod Jaeger Retires

He was the first ranger in the newly formed Kananaskis Country and now after 43 years in the ranger service he has retired. Last Friday night a huge crowd of well- wishers gathered at Owl Group Camp in Bow Valley … Continue reading

A visit of warm friends

Eleven years ago, April 2005, these two lovely, warm friends were the catalyst that started Ruthie’s Little Hiking Group. Today they came and visited me and Judith, true to form, brought some of her wonderful baking and homemade soup. Tea … Continue reading