Happy Belated Easter! I hope you enjoyed the Easter long weekend with friends and family!
After such a beautiful winter/spring I must say I wasn’t that happy with the forecast for this past weekend, I am hoping it was wrong and we have all enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend. Did I confuse you yet, with my use of tense??
Have you caught on yet that we write these columns on Thursday (Wednesday this week) and then we have to keep in mind that you won’t be reading this until Monday. . . assuming that you are all dedicated readers like my mom and you pick up your paper right after lunch on Monday and read it immediately! Thanks Mom!
Oh, and if the postal workers happen to have a particularly busy Monday morning, and don’t get the Triangle News into your box soon enough, you can also stop by and buy one early! Thanks again Mom for your support!
Speaking of support, I would like to thank everyone for the support of the Triangle News, and Darren and I. We just passed the 600 mark for subscriptions, up from just over 350 when Transcontinental purchased Triangle News, and Darren wants me to mention we have picked up an additional 35 since his start!! GO DARREN!!
You will see a new feature in our issue this week, called “Lookin’ back”. It has been 29 years since the first issue of the Triangle News. Burns’ purchased the Borderland Reporter and renamed in Triangle News at that time. We will be featuring a few of the items from each of the issues from the week 29 years previous to each issue, 1983.
These aren’t the first issues of the local newspaper, but the first of the Triangle News, as we have copies of all of them here.
Anyhoooo. . . Darren and I hope you enjoy a look back at some of the items that appeared in the news.
One item in the news that has given us a chuckle or two, is the local RCMP report. In 1983, they reported everything!!!! I think we would sell many more papers if we still had that feature. And I would bet a little bit of PR for people’s wrongdoings, might be a bit of incentive to stay on the right side of the law!
Each week, we will keep the 1983 issue on display if you would like to stop by and have a look!
I certainly enjoy looking back. My cousin Wendy’s son, Cory, from Vancouver has recently been loading very old photos from the Hicks family onto Facebook. We have all had such fun looking at all of the photos of our Grandma and all of her kids and grandkids. Once again, kudos to Facebook for helping our family renew old friendships and share our history.
Cory is very interested in our family history and he is one of about three in our family that have been busy collecting information. Thank goodness for those who keep the family records for the rest of us!
Darren just told me a fun fact about recycling and I have more than once, bragged about Grant’s and my recycling prowess! We wash out everything and let them dry before we put them in the bag - well mostly. . . if Grant isn’t looking, I sometimes throw them in the bag wet!! This week, I once again had to wash a handful of pennies before dropping them in the bucket.
Anyways, I guess if I am bragging, I also have to make confessions. I am sorry, but Grant and I, together, made the decision to throw out a dirty peanut butter jar. . . I hope you don’t think less of us. . .
Thank you to one of our readers, who left us some pennies for our collection! We have decided that we probably don’t need it for our coffee fund, so we will get a bucket and if you would like to leave us your pennies, we will donate them to Telemiracle 2013!