Grief Is A Shadow - A Biography of My Love

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Trafford Publishing, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 229 pages
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This biographical story is a journey through the 52 years of a successful marriage which ended under tragic circumstances. The reader will be confronted in the final chapter with the decision faced by the Author - WAS negligence involved with the demise of his wife? You will be invited to interact with the writer by sharing by email your thoughts.

The story is filled with the humor and pathos of an ordinary couple, who battled the heights of love and the valleys of tribulations, to succeed where many would have failed.

It is written in an easy and flowing style, allowing the reader to enjoy the story without the baffle of long and confusing words.

One reviewer reported that she sat in the well of her yacht and alternately laughed and cried.

The trials and tribulations of his early life in the Canadian Army will give you laughs, and then leaves you enthusiastic as he outlines his revenge on his sadistic antagonists.

Travel with this interesting couple in their many journeys together, both in North America and Europe.

Another reviewer said "A true love story". Grief is a Shadow is not a dialogue of despair, but rather an antidote for living.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
Chapter 1 The Shadow Starts
5
Chapter 2 Black Monday
7
Chapter 3 The Meeting
9
Chapter 4 The Journey
16
Chapter 5 The Arrival
19
Chapter 6 The Parting and the Promotion
23
Chapter 7 More Military Woes
26
Chapter 28 Return Journey
106
Chapter 29 Christmas
110
Chapter 30 Warp Time
115
Chapter 31 Joy and Despair
121
Chapter 32 Revelation and Reformation
125
Chapter 33 On the Move Again
130
Chapter 34 Interlude
134
Chapter 35 Living Rough
137

Chapter 8 Basic Misery to Ecstacy
30
Chapter 9 Food Love and Other Things
35
Chapter 10 Return to Barrack Blues
38
Chapter 11 Coincidence
41
Chapter 12 The Other Half
44
Chapter 13 A New Beginning
48
Chapter 14 Small Mercies Big Gains
52
Chapter 15 New Horizons
56
Chapter 16 Maine New Hampshire and Freedom
59
Chapter 17 Peace and Tranqulity
63
Chapter 18 Kilts Drums and Agony Bags
67
Chapter 19 A Fly in the Ointment
71
Chapter 20 A Visitor
74
Chapter 21 Storm Clouds Arising
78
Chapter 22 Blue Skies and Warm Winds
82
Chapter 23 Unwanted Babysitter
85
Chapter 24 Count to Ten
89
Chapter 25 Egypt
93
Chapter 26 Boredom Exemplified
97
Chapter 27 A Break in the Clouds
102
Chapter 36 Awareness
141
Chapter 37 Satisfactions allround
146
Chapter 38 Too Settled
151
Chapter 39 Oktoberfest and Sauerkraut
156
Chapter 40 Clinical Poisoning
161
Chapter 41 Exit the Military
166
Chapter 42 Down at the Dockyard
172
Chapter 43 Mediocrity
177
Chapter 44 Huge Decision
181
Chapter 45 Reconnaissance
186
Chapter 46 Near Death Experience
191
Chapter 47 Feline Fancier
196
Chapter 48 Stiill Time to Play
202
Chapter 49 The Big 50
206
Chapter 50 Roller Coaster Ride
211
Chapter 51 The Roller Coaster Continues
218
Chapter 52 Negligence and Incompetency
221
Chapter 53 Closing of the Rank
225
Epilogue
227
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About the author (2000)

Albert Swash was born on February 17, 1922. He graduted from Moulsham Street Elementary School in Chelmsford, Essex, at age 14. After volunteering for the Royal Marines in 1940, he served in North Africa. He met and married Iris in Norwich, Norfolk in 1947, and they emigrated to Canada in 1954. He joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in Kingston, Ontario in 1954, and served with the United Nations Expeditionary Force in the Gaza Strip in 1957. He was discharged in 1972.

After employment as a Communications Supervisor in the Halifax Dockyards from 1972 to 1984, he moved to British Columbia, living in Cobble Hill and Ladysmith on Vancouver Island before settling in Chilliwack, outside of Vancouver.

Visit Albert's website at www.members.tripod.com/alberto.ms

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