Springing Forward

I don’t do much to “spring forward.” Mostly I will tune up the bicycles of my family members and go riding with some of them. I also look forward to seeing the robins return. I have always enjoyed their singing early in the mornings.

I do miss the crowing of the roosters when I was on the farm at Scotford, and helping the family put the garden in at Mom’s place southwest of Mundare. My brothers and I reminisce about memories of our youth, like the crazy antics we I did: our little demolition races we had around a quarter mile hill that was there. We also did some horse racing, using some of the steers as obstacles. The steers weren’t too happy with that. They usually won!

With spring just around the corner, I am thinking about what else I can do to help me spring forward. Maybe I’ll go make some new memories!

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Historical Plaque for Mint Health + Drugs – This plaque was presented to Mint Health + Drugs by the City of Edmonton’s Historical Board in February, recognizing and award- ing the work done by restoring the historical Phyllis Grocery building that the pharmacy now occupies. It will be installed on the building this spring. Cole Mondor

  • Hundreds Attend Rally After Verdict Announced in Murder Trial – Approximately 200 people gathered outside of EPS headquarters on February 10 to protest the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, a Saskatchewan farmer, in the 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man, on Stanley’s property. Similar protests happened in other cities across the country. Paula E. Kirman

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