|St. Paul, Alberta - 1967 Centennial Landing Pad|
|We had to move over for several large and wide loads heading for the oil fields of Fort McMurray in north eastern Alberta.|
|Mary is accepting some congratulatory wishes from her friends. On the telephone, several called to wish her a very special happy birthday. Hey, 87 years is something to celebrate!|
|A calm North Saskatchewan River meandering through farming country in central Alberta.|
|My sister Paulette and her husband Rick's farm home in Lake Bellevue country.|
|L-R Shania's brother, Brenden, me, Brenden's girlfriend, Juliana, and my sister, Paulette.|
|My mother in law wished to visit this little country church on Saturday past. So, that's what we did.|
Leaving there though, I noticed what I thought was a small white rock in my front passenger tire but, sadly, it was a small white metal lag screw. Sheesh! Thinking it might be short, I tried to remove it and, when doing so, I heard air escaping. I quickly tightened it up. We drove back to town and the only local tire shop was closed. Aaargh! I called St. Paul and my brother worked the phones to discover that one tire shop was open all day Saturday. He passed on the telephone number and, following my call, the tire shop agreed to take me in as their very last long weekend client.
Dropping Jeanette and her mom back at the long term care facility, I drove the 30 minutes to St. Paul to have the tire repaired. Jeanette's sister and brother in law offered to collect Jeanette and we then met at her sister's home on the farm for a family dinner.
|When in Algodones, Mexico, Jeanette picked up this little rusty road runner for her sister, Darlene's garden.|
|Three of the four sisters with their mom for the Sunday 87th birthday celebration.|
|Four almost alike combines await the anticipated fall work when harvest happens in earnest.|
|Darlene is checking to make sure the boys are looking after things.|
|L-R Our son, Deni, me (with our grandson Owen), Bob|
|Four generations: Baby Owen, Jeanette, Mary and Deni|
|L-R Owen, Jeanette, Deni, Courtney, me and Mary (seated) with her special birthday cake.|
|All four sisters with their mom: L-R Georgina, Deb, Jeanette, Darlene with Mary (seated) and the special birthday cake.|
|This photo with Owen, Courtney and Deni turned out quite nice......!|
|Before leaving for Edmonton, Deni had Owen say his bye byes.....and great grand mother, Mary, relished the special play time. Owen just smiled and enjoyed the finger tugging.|
|One last photo with Baba Mary before Deni, Courtney and Owen headed out.|
|Getting the bye bye wave as Deni, Courtney and Owen drove off.|
Back at Deni/Courtney's home, we enjoyed a lovely barbecue and are settled in for the evening. Tomorrow morning - after Deni leaves for work and we get to cuddle with Owen for a bit - we will leave Edmonton for our drive back to Langley, BC on the BC west coast.
We'll be back in Edmonton next month but, for now, it's back home to our routines.
That's it from Alberta for now.
Thanks for dropping in.