2008 Spruce View, Alberta

The following was printed in the 2008 Spruce View, Roadhouse/Mellow Reunion book compiled by Dave & Dorothy Murno.


            Family reunions can be an eye-opener.  Amid the eating, looking at pictures, playing games, and catching up, we are struck by how people from the same family can be so different.  We differ in size, shape, personality, perspective, vocations, interests, opinions and a host of other characteristics.  But what we share binds us together-name, heritage, shared history and experiences, and years of life together.

This is our 7th Biennial Roadhouse/Mellow Reunion.  About 100 people enjoyed the reunion.  We made new friends and renewed many friendships.  We were disappointed that more people from the west didn’t join us, but, maybe next time.

Friday night everyone enjoyed our usual western “Pioneer Supper”.  Buffalo stew-hot biscuits, desserts, jam.  The committee thought everyone enjoyed it as it disappeared quickly.

Breakfast-Saturday and Sunday.  We enjoyed waffles and pancakes, buffalo sausages.  Of course, there was ample fresh fruit – Saskatoons, and strawberries.  We didn’t run out of strawberries this year as we picked more before the reunion.

Saturday afternoon we were visited by Rosco the Clown.  You will see by the pictures later in the book that he entertained the young and the not so young.

Our evening program was rather short.  Karen Munro read the Obituary of Uncle Remus, which will be included in our memories.  We did put on our skit as a request from someone from the last reunion.  This time our main characters were Merton and Sharyn Mellow and Larry Dean.  (They looked quite surprised when their characters appeared.  Thank you for being good sports.)

Sunday morning we enjoyed an inspirational talk by Barbara Cameron.  Thanks Barbara.

Katherine Smith inscribed our wall hanging including the last reunion.  This was presented to Evelyne Tofflemire to be inscribed for the next reunion.  It is such a joy to have a keepsake that is hung with pride at each reunion.  Thanks Katherine and Evelyne.

It was a wonderful three days, enjoyed by all.  Now don’t you agree Family Reunions can be an eye-opener.

We look forward to meeting each and everyone of you at the 8th Biennial Roadhouse/Mellow Reunion, July 30, 31 and August 1, 2010.  Janette and David Chevalier have graciously requested that we have the reunion at their farm.  They live on the original Brewin Roadhouse farm.

The Reunion Committee

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