Glenna Speaks: Today was a very busy day once again. Went to play just one game at the Snodgrass Centre, then had another beautiful lunch. Back to the hotel where we were picked up by 3 school buses which took us the Bar U Ranch.
Some people may not know that Jim Corbeil and his wife Marlene lived on this ranch for quite a number of years. At least one of their children was born there. Jim became head hand soon after the previous hired man gunned down his wife’s boyfriend. Sound like the Wild West?? Jim gratefully moved up to head man!
Jim & Marlene pointed out the house where they lived but it was off limits for us to go through. Guess someone lives in it.
Now the Cdn Federal Govt has taken over the whole ranch and it’s upkeep.
We enjoyed visiting all the out buildings and the museum where there is a coffee shop and gift shop. Some of the attached pics were taken there. They used a beautiful team of Percheron horses to pull a passenger chuck wagon up and down the hill to the grounds.
Following our visit to the ranch we went to East Longview Hall for dinner and music. It was very well attended. We did not stay too long after dinner as we were tired and tomorrow is another 3 match day.
We have been treated very well at every turn throughout this week and it is not over yet.
Ken Wardley and his people have done an outstanding job.
Will send along more pics. Glenna. Stan Speaks: I will post “more Pix” in a separate posting.