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John & Linda Braun

Saying “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know Ya”

Majors Glenn and Bonnie Patey, officers of the Salvation Army, have been a part of the Prince Albert landscape for the past 7 years.   We have had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with them, as we were recruited to volunteer at the Outpost Friday morning hot breakfasts by our good friends, Wes and Betty Neepin.   The “Little Major”, as he is lovingly referred to, is really ten feet tall!  He has the heart of Christ for the less fortunate of Prince Albert, including the homeless, the lonely, the unloved, and all those that we are commanded to minister to.   He has been Prince Albert’s “treasure” - observing him ministering to “his people” is a true blessing, and they have received that blessing graciously.   We have also enjoyed him sharing his love of music and we know that the Salvation Army congregation will miss his wonderful baritone voice and leading the singing with gusto and a fantastic guitar style.  His wife, Bonnie, also a Major with the Salvation Army has brought a dimension to their service that enables them both to witness and preach the love of God and serve the community of Prince Albert in a phenomenal way.  We are thankful they are not heading out to a far province, but will be nearby, in Regina.  

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Have a Great Day!!

Recently, one of my “heroes”, another wonderful celebrated lady, passed away. Doctor Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and autobiographical fiction writer, but she had also been skilled as a dancer, film producer, playwright, movie director, actress, television producer, and civil rights activist. Many years ago, probably before I even was aware of the plight of the Negro segment of society, I had the pleasure of reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, and I fell in love with Maya Angelou.  It was so many years ago that I am hankering to read it again.  And Heaven has gained another very special angel.  The heartwarming tributes of her peers and especially, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, were a testimony of her influence over Black American young women to spread their wings and follow their dreams.  

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Love Being Seniors...

Cheap trips for Seniors with STC is a great way to do some travelling!  My friend and I took the opportunity last week to spend a few days with my sister while the trips were $12.00 (which we understand has been extended to the full month of June as well).  She really appreciated the visit and we enjoyed the little getaway!   We made some more memories when catching the bus back home and getting caught in a mini flash flood.  Didn’t even realize rain clouds were forming as we were working on a jigsaw puzzle to pass the time, and when we went out the door to catch the 5 p.m. bus, the sky was dark as midnight!  By the time we got to the bus depot, the rain was coming down in sheets.  Sister drove up to the door of the bus depot and I grabbed a couple of my bags heading for the depot door.  There was 4 inches of water in front of the door, and a torrent of water coming down from the roof like Niagara Falls.  Twyla put her hood up, so her head didn’t get wet as she ran in, but the back of her jacket was drenched.  I had two more bags to bring in so had to brave the elements again.  By the time I got back into the depot, I was soaked from head to toe – I said I felt like a dog needing to shake the water off my head!!   The waiting room of the bus depot was full of waiting passengers, many of whom had been there since before the rain started.  I believe we were their entertainment at that point…they sure got a good laugh, and we were both laughing our fool heads off!!  Thankfully I had another warm shirt to put on but my jeans were wet almost the whole way home.  The bus driver kindly put the heat on when we complained we were cold.  In Yorkton in front of the SuperStore corner, the city workers were knee deep in water trying to clear the drains, it was that bad.

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May Long Weekend

Long weekends just do not seem to hold the same appeal as they did when we were younger…  Getting an extra day off of work, heading out to the lake or to visit family or friends, or simply getting away from the city for the weekend was something to really look forward to.  At this stage of our lives, it becomes a weekend to stay OFF of the highways, avoid lake traffic and wild parties and stay put at home.  How boring are we!  Not even a concert to go to…

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Happy Mothers Day!

This is the first year I thought of sending our granddaughter a Mother’s Day wish – thought it was appropriate seeing as she provided us with a second great-granddaughter last October.    Being on the internet together closes the miles between here and Nakusp, B.C.  and it is so special to see pictures of little Olivia, who is now 2 years old, and Zaia, 6 months.  Another generation of mothers who are the heart and soul of the home…

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