Smoke in the Wind

David Patterson, a young teacher is laid off due to budget cut-backs. He gets drunk and is charged with driving while drunk. The court orders him to perform community service. Sent to the Bayview retirement home he is asked to help the old people to write their memoirs. He thinks it is a waste of time. The old folks are hostile and want nothing to do with him. More

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Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301778393
About Bertram Ellis

Bertram Ellis had a successful career with the de Havilland aircraft company of Canada. He was a pilot until he lost his licence due to deteriorating vision. He has traveled the world, Europe, Africa, the Middle East the far East and South America.Among his adventures he has been blown up, shot at and imprisoned briefly in Saudi Arabia. Lost in the Sudanese desert south of Omdurman,fished the Mighty Zambezi. During all his adventures he has kept his belief in the essential goodness of ordinary people.
He is a published author of short stories. A handbook on how to write your memoirs. Since retirement he has presented seminars on how to write your memoirs, at no charge, for many years.
He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada with his artist wife Karen. He has three children and ten hgrandchildren

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