This account traces the author's journey for all of his seventy-five years. In hindsight, many childhood experiences now seem funny, indeed humourous. However, when I was a pre-teen living through the trials and tribulations of a raucous, bi-racial childhood, there was nothing funny about it - then! I hope to show you that a frugal existence and being subject to bitter racial remarks does NOT need to destroy you. They can and did fill me with resolve to educate myself and contribute positively to society. My journey in my formative years, took me from coast to coast in Canada well before my twelfth birthday. The normal escape from economically depressed living, for most high-school drop-outs, was to join the military. Any branch would do! Navy? No, because Dad wouldn't sign. Air Force? Yes, because I signed it myself. Marriage and family followed during my 20 years career in the military. I had hit the study books, because I wanted more - much more! College and University Courses lead me to my 20 year teaching career - I called it my 20 / 20 Vision Career. Finally, reaching my retirement years, I'm devoted to Toastmasters International, a public speaking organization. Teaching cadets in public speaking, entering speaking contests, all bring me joy. I and my wonderful wife of over 55 years, enjoy the view of the beautiful Bay of Quinte from our 8th Floor balcony here in Belleville, ON. Life is Grand!
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|Size: ||5.6 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781460273630 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|