Prince Albert Tales
In just a few days the United States of America will have a new president. We are all well aware that ‘Social Media’ methods had a great deal to do with who was chosen to be that new president. Bearing that in mind, a quote from a ‘letter to the editor’ appearing in the Prince Albert Herald of January 5, 2017, merits our close attention:
I have enjoyed Senior Curling for more than 20 years. I am not all that good at it, but the League is extremely well run and the fellowship is great. Three years ago my knee, suffering from an old, old, football injury made curling very difficult. It was then that I was introduced to the curling stick. You stand in the ‘hack’ and deliver from an upright position, somewhat akin to shuffle board. The fun was back in the game.
Way back when, I began my teaching career in small town Saskatchewan. I won’t name a particular town, but one Saturday afternoon near the end of the school year, I ventured into the local Pub. I was taken aback, as a chorus of “Oooh - the teacher - tsk, tsk, tsk.”
This past summer a unique situation developed along Prince Albert’s river bank. People were gathering and strolling slowly along the Rotary Trail between 1st Avenue West and 6th Avenue East. They were staring intently at their I-Phones, I-Pads, or other electronic devices. They would stop, point excitedly at some nearby spot, walk quickly to it and then look very pleased. But there was nothing obvious as to what they had found.