ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ian Glasgow admits to becoming a writer by accident. He is married, sharing five children and an increasing number of grandchildren with his wife Carol. The first of the grandchildren, Owen and Mitchell, inspired him to write this book. Glasgow spent his career working for various governments in Canada. “I learned to write doing that,” he says. “I also learned something about spitting into the wind.”
"I just write what I know," Glasgow says. The best lessons in my life happened on the Farm where my Mother was raised. Once the Farm faded to memory, I understood that real life happened in ordinary times, not in the big gambles along the way marked with risk, reward, success, and failure. Success never turned out to be as sweet as I imagined, nor failure as devastating, they were just endings. The best of times came disguised as ordinary times where the focus was on doing everyday things the best way I could.”
Thanks to some Special People.
It helps when writing what you know, to filter what you have to say through people who know more than you do. There are a lot of people who qualify in that regard in my world. I owe all these people my sincere thanks for their help, advice and most of all for sharing their memories with me. They are; Carol Hollett-Glasgow, Robert Sers, Moira Legere-Sers, Greg Glasgow, Danny Glasgow, David Millar, Ian Glasgow (Jr), Sister Teresa Arac, Brent Arac, Laurie Flindall, and Theresa Glasgow.
I dedicate this story to Big and Sadie as the book’s point of origin and the source of many truths I learned in my life. I also dedicate it to my wife Carol who provided the support I needed to move some of life’s lessons from the recesses of my memory to paper where they could be properly shared. Carol is my greatest supporter and most constructive critic. She read each word many times over and commented with appropriate advice when I faltered. Finally, I dedicate this book to Owen and Mitchell, the first of my grandchildren, whose lives deepened my sense of wonder and left me needing to write this story. They were followed in time by Madeleine, Jasmine, Jackson, Dylan, Jace and Ariel, all blessings and treasures who now share in its dedication. Collectively, they deepened my need to share this story.