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Myrtle grew up in a floathouse (a house secured on a float of logs) in Port Neville inlet on the remote BC coast. All mail and supplies arrived every two weeks, via a Union Steamship, school was by correspondence, taught by her mother, all transportation was by boat.

At 9 years of age her family moved the float south to Rock Bay where she entered a one-room school. For high school in Campbell River, she became a boarder, helping with child care in a different home each year.

Myrtle credits her high school principal, a very lucky break, and a 5-year industry scholarship, for opening the way to enrollment at university where she found a whole new world of opportunity at age 16.

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Success in Early Reading

On July, 2013, my friends and I are sorting used books in a large gymnasium preparing for our book sale in aid of scholarship and bursaries for local students. Grandson, Tait, six years old, sits on the floor under a sorting table going through a pile of children’s books. He’s not finding anything interesting.
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Beyond the Floathouse, Gunhild's Granddaughter (Nonfiction)
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Description: This story is about early life, from birth to the end of high school of a very ordinary logger's daughter. Set on the remote BC coast 1940-55.

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I had difficulty reading this book for several reasons: 1 Although I read a lot of non-fiction, it did not follow the 'creative rules' as writers we use in the usual ways of sensitivities. 2. I read in bed and a hard cover and tight binding made this ...more
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For me this was a very difficult book to read. It tried very hard to convey the unfairness of the treatment of our northern aboriginal populations, but the story held much more than that.
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After reading a review by Bill Gates, why should I 'bother?' My simple message is that for me it was the best read of the 2019 year. I am all about lifelong learning and I don't always read for enjoyment. This one brought me up short to realize how v ...more
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I have read and enjoyed most of the Barbara Kingsolver books but have to say this one did not hold me as some of the others have. Her plan of using two separate time periods was clever but tiresome to me as the reader. I found myself jumping ahead an ...more
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This was my first Anne Perry book despite enjoying her annual presentations at the Surrey Writer's Conference many times. I was hooked and I now have several more of them to enjoy.
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“Never underestimate the value of a scholarship. That is what sent me off to university and opened a whole new world of opportunity. Its why I continue to believe passionately in Lifelong Learning.”
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