That's Life - July 20, 2022

I know it’s hard to believe but there will be no issues of The Capital on July 27 and August 3, 2022. My wife brought it to my attention that, simply put, we’re taking a summer holiday. Your next issue will be in your mailbox on Wednesday, August 10.

The office of Capital Printers Ltd., will be closed from Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, August 7, inclusively. Breaking News will be posted on our Website daily.

Last evening, after returning home from Calgary, I was out walking when I was approached by a lady on a bicycle. She was lost. She was looking for a particular church. So, being somewhat of an authority (know-it-all) on Three Hills and being correct at least half of the time, I told her where to go and how to get there in the nicest way possible. She was sincerely grateful and off she went.

Later that evening , during that same walk, our paths crossed once again. She was excited to tell me that she had found the church. “That’s wonderful, ”I said. Then she added,”is it ever quiet here on the weekends”. I quickly replied that Saturday was a very busy day. “You must mean Prairie’s Centennial,” she replied, “that’s why I’m here”.

Being an old promoter(Know-it-all) of the Town of Three Hills I said,” Well, there was the big breakfast downtown, followed by the “Celebrate Our Heritage” Parade. Then there were the Summer Celebration activities in Anderson Park including the Kid’s Carnival, Goodstock 2022 and Foodtrucks followed by Circus Funtastic at the Three Hills Arena. She seemed a bit shocked that there could have been that much happening, all on the same day, right here in Three Hills, Alberta. I can’t blame her though. I mean here we were, in the middle of a downtown intersection, on a Sunday evening in July. The only thing you could hear was our idle chit chat and the only thing moving was a kitten crossing the street about one block east.

It was then I realized just how lucky we are to live here. You know, my wife and I have spent the Lion’s Share of the past five months living in the City of Calgary. It took my new acquaintance to remind me that, boy is it ever quiet here on the weekends. I was reminded how much I love the quality of life here. Let me say this before I go fishing for a couple of hours, if I never hear another siren again for the rest of my life it’ll be too soon. That’s Life.