We Live and Move and Have Our Being

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FriesenPress, Nov 1, 2012 - Mennonites - 272 pages
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The book reflects my personal and cultural transitions. I highlight my great good fortune to have been born during the depression of Mennonite immigrant parents and as a consequence enjoyed the benefits of living in wonderful Canada. My life as an individual, is of necessity, in the context of the life and experiences of those who came before and the sacrifices and crucial decisions made by them. For that reason, family and general historical information is included. Life is always lived in a social context and so a description of my family and friends and their contributions and influences are essential. Family has been at the heart of my life's experience. Work contributes so much of life's meaning and purpose. A reflection on work and community involvement is part of this narrative. Seniority in years adds the dimensions of reflection and, hopefully, insight and appreciation of the spiritual legacy of my Mennonite heritage.
 

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Contents

The Prairie Home
1
Living on the Land
9
Little Red School House
19
The Rain Forest
31
A Pacifist in Wartime
37
The Mennonite Identity
45
The City
59
The Campus Encounter
65
Sea to Sky
129
The Menno Simons Centre
139
Family
145
Time to Play
153
The Grandchildren
161
The Best of Times the Worst of Times
169
The Mexican Adventure
175
Leaving the Ukraine
185

Marriage
79
Edmonton
85
Tsawwassen by the Sea
97
Southlands
107
Womens Liberation
115
Profession of Law
123
Dortmund and Beyond
219
The PolishGerman Connection
237
Sowing Winter Wheat
245
About the Author
259
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