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Down Memory Lane, 1958: Lots of family home for the holidays

Posted on September 5, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #293
These items were taken from the January 2 and 8, 1959 issues of the Graphic.
Bow Island – The midnight Frolic, sponsored by the Bow Island Legion, was very successful this year. A good crowd was in attendance all reported a good time. Only thing being it broke up too soon. The Legion informed us that the reason the dance broke up so early was simply a misunderstanding between themselves and the orchestra.
BI – Mrs. Tom Cooper, who has been employed at Spring Coulee, has returned to Bow Island to reside.
BI – Mr. and Mrs, “Rusty McLean of Swift Current were visitors with the Art Thorsons’, Shirley’s parents during the festive season.
BI – Over seven hundred bags of mail were handled by our local Post Office staff during the Christmas season. Incoming was over 400 bags and outgoing was over 300.
Foremost section
The Hougen brothers are extending their business premises 35 feet to the rear. Pierco Construction Co. of Lethbridge have the contract.
On Jan. 14, H. Calhoun and Wm. Littau are leaving by plane for Nassau to attend a Case convention.
BI – Lac Paul Corraini of the RCAF in Cold Lake is at present home with his mother Mrs. S. Corraini for the holidays.
Jan. 8, 1959 issue
BI – Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ell and family have been spending an extended holiday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Ell, Ted having come down with the mumps. It’s no joke, eh Ted?
BI – Wayne Gilbertson of the Lutheran College in Camrose has returned to his studies after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Gilbertson.
BI – Don Gibson, who is employed in the SMRD shops in Grassy Lake, left on Sunday afternoon for Calgary, where he will be taking a six-week mechanics course at the Tech school.
BI – Marty Zacher, who is a student at the Calgary Tech School taking a course in Drafting and Construction, spent the holiday with his parents in Bow Island. He has now returned to Calgary to resume his course.
Winnifred news – Mrs. Bertha Annon
There was a capacity crowd at the New Year’s Eve dance in Winnifred. Music was supplied by the Prairie Ramblers. Fancy hats and whistles were supplied to the crowd to add a festive touch.
The police have been investigating the theft of baled feed from a farm west of town.
BI – Building for sale: 24 X 36, with 8 X 16 utility shed attached. Stucco and aluminum siding. On Main Street in Bow Island. Inquire at the Post Office.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen.

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