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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August 20, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lynne Van Luven My friend Mazie was staring thoughtfully at a wall calendar when I visited her last Saturday she announced "are just not what they used to be Who says they're not'" I asked, somewhat confused by this thought- spoken-aloud "I do' said Mazie "I weekly mourn for the Saturdays cf old, the days when the end of the week meant something and was observed with style So what are you saying' That Saturdays don't come on Saturday anymore7 That they are now falling on Tuesdays, and nobody bothered to let me know9 Mazie briefly bared her teeth in a grimace, indicating my humour appeared so only to myself Oh come now she chided Let s not pretend we re too young to remember Remember the summer, when everyone knocked off gardening, or pickling beets, or haying, an hour or so early on Saturday afternoons' Then, after supper, everyone would get all spiffed up and go into town Yard goods I took up the thread of recollection, "and all the mothers would go to the Red and White or the Co op or Green's Grocery or whatever, to buy the week's groceries or finger yard goods And the men would go to the garage or the machinery dealers, to buy a new part or to eye the newest combine, which they knew they could never afford that year, even if their crop came in at 80 bushels to the acre 'Right right Mazie's eyes had a far away look, as she re-lived those 'good ol days And then all the motheis would repair to the town restaurant for pie and coffee, even though they all knew they could do better themselves, at home in their own kitchens 'Or I continued, Mazie mourns aloud demise of Saturday "if they were daring enough, they'd go right up to the door of the beer parlor, which adjoined the cafe in the hotel lobby, and knock and make urgent gestures through the door And eventually, or just one beer later, fathers and husbands would join them, having concluded the business of the evening speculating on the weather, the crops and the next idiocies of both the federal and provincial governments Promenade Then all the parents would set out to find us, the kids Which wasn't hard to do since all the action, if you could call it that, was on mam street We'd be nursing a soft drink and a bag of chips in one of the back booths in the cafe, or we d be out promenading the main thoroughfares in packs the girls The boys would be cruising up and down main street, five or six to a car, squealing their wheels, slamming on their brakes and causing a shroud of dust to hang over downtown Or yelling unpnntsbles out the car's open windows, to attract the girls' attention We both sighed, somewhat self-consciously 'You can't go out Agriculture is the nation s and the world's only industry that absolutely affects every living person in some way grocery shopping I added, as Mazie began to draw up her list "Nobody in their right mind goes grocery shopping on a Tuesday1' BATTERY RENTAL? You can now rent your bat- tery needs for any seasonal equip, for any 4 month sea- son. EXAMPLE New 12 volt 70A.H. New 6 volt 105 LETHBRIDGE BATTERY CO. 217-12 St 'B' S.. Lethbridqe Phone 327-5587 VANEE LIVESTOCK LTD. FORT MACLEOD Direct line from Lethbndge 328 1477, 234-4074, 234-4428 Lethbndge 328-7331 328-3211 "Livestock Dealers and Order Buyers" Shipped Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday COMPLETE CATTLELINER SERVICE We buy feeders on all markets in Alberta Contact us now for your feeder cattle. r 28 Trailer and Camper Rentals must be cleared. All sizes and models. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON ALL 1974 NEW and DEMO CARS JEEPS, Super Sale Example SCAMPER 220 TANDEM "THE KING OF TENT TRAILERS" We make it because we believe you want an affordable car with a lot more put into it than just good looks. And our Buyer Protection Plan puts a lot more behind it. Phone 327-2805 Serving You lor over a Quarter Century ;