Getting to Know Each other better! A Bio of Merle Wall!

Getting to Know Each other better! A Bio of Merle Wall!

Getting to know you: Merle Wall Merle is seen in church often, and also in the parking lot, dropping her husband David Buckman off for one of his many meetings. They have been very happily married for the last five years. Merle was born in Nordegg, Alberta. She has one brother and three sisters. Her father was a “salt of the earth” fellow who always put family first. Her mother encouraged Merle to go to the University of Alberta to earn her B.Ed. Merle absolutely loved her teaching career. She taught grade 2-12 but mostly high school for 34 years. She has three daughters, one son, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Merle’s hobbies include quilting, gardening, duplicate bridge, sewing, singing and lawn bowling. She is active in the church community with the Silent Auction, Outreach, Safe Church and is an occasional choir member. In the kitchen Merle loves trying new recipes. Two of her specialties are Peach Kuchen and Chili Concarne. Hard to believe but Merle has zip lined and recently!  Her other travels include trips to Europe & the US, Mexico, Malta and across Canada. She hopes to continue travelling and exploring. She loves singing travels, bridge cruises and tournaments. In addition to all these activities, Merle really enjoys house design and renovation, particularly of older homes. She has been involved in Habitat for Humanity. There is also the performance side of Merle. While teaching high school, Merle took part in a lip sync contest by singing Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock”. This star quality showed again at Merle’s 65th birthday when she danced her interpretation of John Travolta’s “Staying Alive” to celebrate the federal government paying her because she is literally staying alive. Her mother said she had no idea that Merle could dance so well. And as if all of the above were not enough to keep her totally busy, Merle and David do yoga. Thanks Merle for sharing some of your life with us. We are glad that you are part of our congregation.