Friday, 3 March 2017

                                                            Music on the Prairies.

When you live far from the big city, you make your own entertainment. Music has always been a part of my life, my Dad played several instruments and as kids, we took piano lessons and went dances in the local community halls. I remember as a young kid listening and dancing to all of the above old time orchestras that were local people. The J's, the Jorgenson family from New Brigden, The OK Orchestra, Ernie and Eva Warwick and friends from Oyen and Sibbald. The Leftovers Sylvia Ellis, Nelson Bingeman, Jim Newton, Audrey Roswell from Esther and Loverna rounded up the entertainment groups. They would play until the wee hours of the morning and then we would all sit around and have coffee and sandwiches, then go home. Those fantastic memories are all part of growing up in a small farming community.


Another Esther Pioneer. Ed Affleck was one of the early pioneers in the Esther Community, he came to the area in 1913 and set up his ...