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Reader remembers Stoney and family

Posted on January 5, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

As a long time Redcliff resident I would like to comment on the article about the Stone family. Mrs. Bertha Stone taught both myself and my husband in Grade 7. We have nothing but the highest esteem for that wonderful lady. Both Langley(Stoney) and Elsie Frey were friends of ours. While they never had children of their own, they both loved kids and their home was always full of children’s laughter. Kids were invited there on weekends to help groom the horses. My brother was very fond of the beer pancakes that Stoney would make. Stoney was a great story teller and would talk to anyone who would listen.
Elsie was a dear kind hearted lady with some rough edges. I remember being invited to their home to the most delicious roast beef dinner. Elsie did work hard. She worked in the ACL department at Dominion Glass for many years some of those as forelady. Anyone who worked in that factory knows that it was not a walk in the park. So to say that they didn’t amount to much is not really true. You had to have known these people to appreciate them. We also had a lot of respect for them and will continue to.
Thank you!
Vi. Rieger, Redcliff

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