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Ruby McBeth: Sunday country drive

'Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm'
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Ruby McBeth: "We had brought chickens to one Hutterite colony for butchering some years back, but as we couldn’t see the buildings we were not sure if this was the place."

Last week Lorne said, “Let’s go for a drive.” I said I’d like to investigate the land around Tower Lake, so we headed out across the Peace. We ended up on Triangle road. I had seen this on a map in the Northern BC Backroad Mapbook. Driving east we saw a sign on the left saying Peace View Colony. We had brought chickens to one Hutterite colony for butchering some years back, but as we couldn’t see the buildings we were not sure if this was the place.

We kept driving along the Triangle Road but after many miles of not coming to anything we turned back. When we stopped at the Colony sign for me to take a picture a man came up the road in a pickup. He told us that this was the new colony. The old colony (South Peace) was further east. If we had just kept going a bit, we would have found it.

We drove down the Peace View Colony road just far enough to see the buildings and confirm in our minds that this was where we had taken our chickens. We will check out the South Peace Colony on another drive.

Thrive Program

If you want to help a senior who has problems with addiction the Thrive Program could be for you. This program is associated with the BC Centre on Substance Use. Thrive is offering a 4 week support group which started April 15. The support group is free and runs on Zoom from 1 to 2 p.m. each Thursday April 15 to May 6. To quote their communication: “If you, or someone you know would benefit from this virtual support group, please contact Michee <michee.hamilton@ubc.ca> or 236-335-5793.

Learning the lingo

My words of the week are “icon” and “app.” An icon is a picture which tells you that your computer has the ability to do something. If the icon is there then an application (app) has been installed on your computer. For example, if there is a picture of a video camera in a blue circle that means that the Zoom application (app) is installed on your computer. You can use Zoom easily by clicking on the icon. To get the Zoom app installed consult your grandchild or some other knowledgeable person.

Quote of the week

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." – Sir Winston Churchill


Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.