That's Life - June 17, 2020

Well folks, we can’t seem to catch a break in 2020. Weekend weather is getting a bad name around here but, hey, it could be worse, we could live in northeast Calgary. Tennis ball size hail and almost three inches of rain pounded northeast Calgary shutting down traffic and causing devastating damage to homes and vehicles in the region.

Hen egg sized hail caused devastation to farm buildings and homes west of Linden and golf ball sized hail destroyed roofs, skylights, windows and vehicle exteriors west of Three Hills.

According to Three Hills Golf Club Manager Aaron Tullikopf the Three Hills Creek was on the rise and taking over the course. There was no damage to the new clubhouse.

On the brighter side, the official first day of summer comes our way at 5:43 pm on Saturday, June 20. We will never forget the spring of 2020.

By the way, if you are planning to go fishing, golfing or perhaps a day at the beach, if there are any that aren’t under water, we will be blessed with 15:08 hours of daylight, making it the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

It’s important to note that I said daylight, not sunlight or sunshine.

Another reason to look forward to this coming weekend is Father’s Day. That’s right, Sunday, June 21 is that day of days for dear old dad.

Remember to keep it simple. If you’re wrestling with what to get dad for Father’s Day just remember that food and sleep are always welcome.

Whatever you do, take the time to give your dad a call and tell him you love him. As a child of the 60’s I admit that “love” wasn’t said much between parents and children. We said awkward things like, “back at you” or, “me too,” or the ever popular, “well, you know”. I’m glad we have overcome that hurdle. I hope you have too. Well, because, you know.

That’s Life.