That's Life May 4, 2011

With Mother's Day set for Sunday, May 8 it's time for this son to give his mom something you cannot buy.
My mom said, "No gifts, absolutely no gifts," but what's a guy to do? I have no choice. I've been singled out by my peers. I have been shamed. I admit to being wrong. I beg for my mother's forgiveness.
You see, my mom suggested that we had more snow this winter than any other, since she arrived on Canada's eastern shores back in 1945. "Pish, posh," I said in my best British accent. What about the great March blizzard of 1951?
Everything was going according to plan. I felt confident that I had won the argument and then the son of another mother got his mitts on a copy of the Sunday, March 6, 2011 Calgary Herald. "You owe your mother an apology," said he. I swallowed hard as I looked at the numbers.
The winter of 2010-2011 is in the top six winters for snowfall, in our region, since 1900. This year's total is only 13 cm from a record.
So there you go, mom. I'm sorry, I was wrong. Happy Mother's Day.
I would like to mention that tickets are now on sale for the Cruise Cabaret on Saturday, June 4. Shades Of Grey, a classic rock band out of Edmonton, will be playing at the Three Hills Curling Rink from 8 pm to midnight. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Sears Three Hills.
Wow! Just when I thought the Federal Election was as dull as dishwater, the results started coming in and the excitement began to build. I don't know if I'm more excited about a strong majority Conservative government or the fact that Gilles Duceppe and his Bloc Quebecois went down in flames.
I would like to remind everyone to pay some extra attention to their back alleys this spring. Please take some time to tidy up. It has come to my attention that things are getting out of hand in some areas of town. If you continued to pile your garbage up in the alley during the past month, please remove it so that it's not torn open and spread around.
The Town of Three Hills is looking for volunteers to re-establish the Communities In Bloom program. If you have a green thumb and some time to contribute to the beautification of your community, contact Norm Campion at the Three Hills Town Office.
The Town of Trochu is celebrating their 100th Anniversary on Thursday, May 5. The opening of the Time Capsule takes place at the Trochu Arena at 1 pm. There is also a Centennial supper at the Trochu Community Hall. Tickets are $25 and available at the Trochu Town office. Come out and meet past and present Councillors, Mayors and Alberta's Lieutenant Governor. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm, supper is served at 6 pm. Guest speakers and a powerpoint presentation will follow.
That's Life.