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1957: Duck problems for Johnson family

Posted on November 17, 2015 by 40 Mile Commentator

Down Memory Lane # 226
By Fred Mellen
These items are taken from the September 19, 1997 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Bow Island
-Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlson and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jenkins while they were in Calgary, on their return home they stopped at Hussar where they visited Carl’s sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orv Simmons and on to Vulcan where they enjoyed a visit at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jenkins.
Conquerville News Notes – Louise Wutzke
– Mrs. Fred Saddlemeyer, who had the misfortune to cut her foot in a grain loader, has been a patient in the Taber Hospital since September 2. Friends wish her a speedy recovery. Linda has been visiting Mrs. Conquergood in Bow Island during her mother’s absence.
-Mr. and Mrs. V. Collins are the owners of a new Dodge car.
-Mr. and Mrs. L. Swartzenberger are the proud parents of a girl, born September 4th. in Medicine Hat
Seven Persons -Mrs. Margaret Basset
-Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Noga and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Noga were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Noga. Eddie, a jet pilot, recently returned home from Germany will now make his home in Portage La Prairie where he will be stationed.
-Mr. George Pleus is on vacation now and Mr. Ted Bernhart of Foremost is buying grain during his absence.
Bow Island
-Mr. and Mrs. Walter anon recently visited Darrel Annon at the University Hospital in Edmonton. Darrel has made some progress since his admittance there and feels well. He is very cheerful and gets about the hospital in a wheel chair.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. Juhasz on September 5th, a Baby girl, weighing 5 lbs – 12 oz. her name is Mishele Francis.
-Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Kultgen have a new baby boy born on Saturday evening in the Medicine Hat General Hospital. The new son weighed over 8 pounds.
– Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson observed a strange occurrence on their farm a few days ago. Their tame ducks took to the air and flew high over the power lines and circled the farm yard before alighting. Last spring their tame duck mated with a wild drake and in due time she hatched two ducklings. It was there that were trying out their wings. The wings on these young ducks are much larger than on the mother duck, and in fact they over-lap on their backs. The Johnson’s are wondering if papa duck is thinking of taking his ducklings south for the winter, but what about poor mama duck?
-Pat Burk had the misfortune to have a new station wagon badly damaged while parked on Main Street on Monday evening. The back window was shattered and the back door badly damaged.
Bow Island
-Charles Stephens, one of the new teachers to the local school, started classes this week. Mr. Stephens had an accident while cleaning his gun, and fortunately received minor injury when his gun discharged. This happened only a short time before school opening so he was unable to attend the first few days.

That’s all for this week. This has been a Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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