Our Journey Helping Those In Need Throughout North America
Well I can hardly believe my timing for this subject… Usually it is “out” a day or two, but if things go in the right way, this article will be just in time to let you know that Miles for Mary. The annual fundraiser for the Senior Transportation Program is happening from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Heritage Centre on Friday September 28th and you are all invited!
Last week we took the opportunity to attend the stock car races at Wyant Group Raceway. It so happened that my cousin, Wayne Osborne from Regina, who is an avid stock car racer along with his two brothers, was racing and it seemed to be a great opportunity to “kill two birds with one stone”.
The news of extreme bad weather in the southern United States is very disturbing. It brings back memories of our years of service with Mennonite Disaster Service where many lives were lost and homes were destroyed in Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Harvey, as well as other devastating storms. No doubt MDS will again be calling for volunteers to help rebuild.
Our grandson’s wedding was on August 11th at Rivers, Manitoba. We made arrangements to stay with dear sister-in-law, Rita, in Brandon for the several nights we were planning to be around. She is always thankful for the visits. Our niece Donna and her hubby, Brent, had just returned from Vegas and she had very good luck at the bingo there. Accordingly, she treated us and a number of other family members to a supper at Pizza Palace. That was sure nice of her!
We should already know by this time that spending time at cousin Ken’s involves manual labour!!! This trip, Ken was in the process of removing all of his panels and breaker boxes and rectifiers and inverters which were in the basement hooked into his solar energy system and putting them into a shed 75 feet away from the house, as they were causing them grief in the house. Everything was attached to sheets of plywood, so it was no small task - it took two days! John arrived just in time to be his “helper”…