Christmas Concerts of the Past

In Alix, Alberta, Famous 5 Persons Case, Pioneer Farming, School, Settlers, Stettler on December 19, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Christmas Concert

From “Elmer Primus and Family – by Myrle” excerpted from Pioneers and Progress Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974.

Myrle was born in Glasgow, Montana U.S.A.  June 16, 1908.  Rouses came back three months later and went to Stettler until Myrle was six.  She went to Grade 1 in Stettler from August until Christmas.

There were only two things I remember.  I was in a Christmas concert and was so excited I forgot to start until someone nudged me; the teacher was making frantic motions for me to begin.  We all had candles.  I had to say, “Candles light the cottage small, shine upon the palace wall.”  Anyway, I was too busy watching everyone being moved from the centre of the hall.

The Assembly hall in the red brick school sand one and one-half feet that night, and never was used for a large crowd again as it was condemned.

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