Stories of my Life

Ivan Clifford Morgan

by Mary Morgan McKnight



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.25x9.25
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781412031097

About the Book

Stories of My Life: Ivan Clifford Morgan is a collection of fascinating remembrances chronicling 91 years of a life well lived. Recounting the sometimes harrowing history of his first ancestor in Canada. pioneer, John Matthews, Ivan Morgan relives childhood adventures from Ontario to Saskatchewan, ushers skeletons out of the closet, reveals historic, heart rendering glimpses of World War II, and even provides recipes from "Ivan, the cook!" His vignettes run the gamut, from romantic to humorous to inspiring, with true tales of mystery, invention, spiritual insight, tragedy and triumph.

From these autobiographical scenes of the 20th Century life, a picture emerges of a remarkable man through brushstrokes of youth, marriage, family, a distinguished public service career in ministry and education, and a productive retirement. Woven into these pages are the threads of a generous life of a man who loved greatly, and was greatly loved.

About the Author

Mary is my beloved daughter. She committed herself to writing down the stories of my life from innumerable hours of tape-recorded interviews with me.

Mary has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University, and a Master of Divinity degree from McMaster Divinity College.

She has been a teacher, pastoral minister, and spiritual director of a Quaker Retreat Centre. Mary is the creator of "Calm Cards," "The Pocket Problem Solver," and an adult/children's book, The Gift Agreement (1988), offering a solution to war. She has authored two books of poetry, A Voice of the Heart (1992), and Outside In(1996), and co-written a stage musical, "Mamahuhu", which opened in London, England in 1992. In 1999 she wrote Aunt Mary's Woodstove Cookbook; and in 2002 her book, Jogging Through Space: Sixty Pathways to Feeling Better was published.

Mary is currently researching and writing.

A Canadian, she has just recently moved back to Ontario from Virginia with her teacher-husband, David.