Winging It: A Story of Love, Loss, and Fifty Chickens

MOST people, when they're four years away from retirement, start downsizing. Not Pauline and Bill—they upsized. In August 2008, they moved from a 1,600-squarefoot urban condo to a 3,000-square-foot split-level house on a five-acre hobby farm forty miles east. Pauline committed to a one-hour commute to work and the couple took on a mortgage. Their friends thought they were crazy. No wonder. More
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About Pauline Buck

Pauline Buck is a retired public relations consultant who worked with a variety of not-for-profit, corporate, and entertainment clients in Vancouver, BC, in her thirty–year career. She was a senior account executive with one of Vancouver's most respected PR firms and later proprietor of her own public relations business. In addition, she served on volunteer boards including the Canadian Public Relations Society Vancouver, the Lions Gate Medical Research Foundation, and Vancouver AM Tourist Services Association, as president during the organization's early years. Her writing has appeared in various media, including CBC Radio, the Globe and Mail, and the Vancouver Sun.

A divorced single parent for most of the 1970s, Pauline raised her daughter on her own in North Vancouver until she met and married Bill Buck, who became much-loved husband number two and the best "dad" ever. Pauline continues to support community initiatives as a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Aldergrove and is involved on the social committee within the townhouse complex where she lives. She also plays bridge (badly) with three friends who gather weekly to drink coffee, catch up on the latest news, and occasionally play a hand or two. A proud grandmother, Pauline lives in Abbotsford with her golden doodle Charlie, a companion that keeps her "up and at 'em" in all weather.

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