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Botha Old Tyme Dance Club back for another year

Submitted bt Louise Bellair Botha Booster

The Old Tyme Dance Club is already excited to kick things off the last Sunday of Sept., the 24th, starting at 1:30 at the Botha Hall. The Old Tyme Aires Band will be the first entertaining for the very first dance this term, they are a fantastic band you will not want to miss out. The Thyme for this dance is Harvest/Hard times, so dress according if you like. These dances have a luncheon at 5 p.m. and they are asking everyone to either bring with you either buns/sandwiches, salads or desert. So make sure you get your glad rags on and come and join in the fun, everyone is welcome regardless of age.

Don't forget to head to the Senior Centre every Thursday at 1 pm. to join in a friendly game of floor curling.

On Monday Sept. 25,come out with your quilting items at 9:30 a.m. and join the group. They would love to see everyone. Even if you have never quilted before, come on out and join in as they would love to teach you.

School has now started up again for another year, so please watch the signs and slow down.

Bingo evening is on the 13th at 7:15 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., so come on over and join in the fun.

Harvest is really on the go now, with farmers going day and night to get their crops off. Boy have the leaves changed colors on some trees, with them falling off the trees now, also birds are starting to flock together and heading back, so its really starting to look like fall again.Where did the summer go? The first day of fall is coming up really quickly with the calendar reading the first day is Sept 22, so time is going really quickly.

Looking back on the individuals we were looking at this summer, lets take in consideration, Charles and Ida Kenny who where the last ones mentioned in the poem, so we will now look into their lives as Charles also was a teacher in our area several years ago.

Charles Edmond Kenny was born in Oakville on Sept 21,1869. Ida Ann (Fisher) Kenny was born in Acton, Ontario on August 16,1872.

They came to Olds and homesteaded east of the town, Unfortunately diphtheria was running wild when they moved here and they lost their first two children. After the disease cleared up they had two sons born in Olds and their daughter was born in Warner while Charles taught school there.

Shortly after they moved to Botha where they had bought a small farm just south of town and raised their family there.They lived in Botha area for 29 years with Charles teaching school here. Mrs. Kenny joined many ladies groups and enjoyed them all, also being both members of the United Church here.

Their daughter Mabel worked at this post office for several years, and in 1932 she married Vernon Graff. Charles and Ida's sons also became teachers following their dads footsteps and taught in varies parts of Alberta and also were in the Armed Forces for quite sometime.

On May 30,1937 Charles sadly passed away and is buried at the Woodland Cemetery just east of town and Ida followed her husband on February 8,1966, at the age of 93 while living in Calgary. Roy their son passed away sadly on January 21,1987, and he then joined his father in the Woodland Cemetery.

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