Prince Albert Tales
Each fall, on the first day of school, the Superannuated Teachers of Prince Albert hold a breakfast that is called “To H--- With the Bell.” It is a great way for retired teachers to reflect that the ‘Bell’ which governed their professional lives can now be happily ignored.
My first year of retirement, I really appreciated the occasion. It was Monday morning and I enjoyed not having those little, but bothersome, concerns and anxieties that came just before the students arrived.
I pledged to myself: Mondays would not ever be fashioned so that I had to obey the ‘call of the bell.’
My articles have been, for the most part, about Prince Albert and area - usually dealing with events and people in our past.
This article will stray far, far away - well at least over 600 kms. away and far, far into the past..
Accusations and insinuations of ‘Fake News’ have filled, as of late, both spoken and written news outlets. The growing trend in the use of social media increases the need for responsible distributors of information, and for each of us to be critical thinkers of what we see and hear.
By the time this article appears in ‘The Shopper’ the 12th Junior Men’s Softball World Championship will be over and it will be past the time when we had to say, “Sayonara,”to all the teams that traveled so far to bring us amazing softball.
Prince Albert has every right to call itself a PROUD HOST. More than one person asked me prior to the opening ceremonies, “Why did they choose Prince Albert for such an auspicious event?” The proof, as they say, “ Is in the pudding.”