“When life was slow and oh so mellow”
Looking at old cars and remembering good times a few feet from the school where I graduated. Seeing familiar surnames on the registration cards like Stabenow, Carlson, Hauglum, Eiteneier, Ereth, Nimegeer, and Myers. This day was nostalgia overload for me as I attended the car show in my home town of Midale, SK.
I was happy to run into mayor Al Hauglum, who I remember as a little kid riding the same school bus with me. Seeing the goal posts on the football field where my nickname was “Reed.” I had never met Scott Stabenow previously, the organizer of the show, but I knew his dad well.
My schoolmate, Stuart Sovdi, made an appearance with his recently restored 67 Mustang which he turned from a coupe into a fastback. Lorne Hanson was there with his 64 Ford Galaxie convertible and said he used to party with my older brother Ken.
The car show was held in conjunction with the Pioneer Echoes weekend which included a number of other events including a parade of old farm equipment on the Heritage Village main street. It was the 56th anniversary of the yearly threshing bee which started in 1966 on our farm.