Solace: a father-and-son story

This article by Kristen den Hartog is a touching and poignant reminder of the cost of war and how companionship can help both parties. See the article at this link: https://www.geist.com/fact/dispatches/solace/

Note that the link is also in the post.

The Cowkeeper's Wish

❤ Many of you know that for the past several years I’ve been working on a book about WW1 patients and staff of a military hospital here in Toronto. The research is incredibly time-consuming but fascinating too, and I have had some wonderful encounters with the descendants of my “characters.” I wrote about one of the most moving exchanges for Geist magazine recently, and the article, titled “Solace,” is now viewable online.

Below, a photo of Bud Colquhoun and one of his father Stewart, sent to me from his friends in Northern Ontario.

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  1. There was Pte H Parr of the 149th, received a wound to right eye serving with the 47th and for years went to Christie Hospital to see how his glass eye was fitting.
    He became a United Church of Canada minister.

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