We all have voices in our head that chatter away about every aspect of our life from the mundane to our core beliefs. This podcast series is sharing those thoughts as well as bits and pieces of a life that has unfolded to be both extraordinary and ordinary with miracles, drama, laughter and tears strewn across the path.
Living in 33 cities in 50 years, having a hundred or so jobs, being fostered out, having an alcoholic father, being sexually molested at 12, running away at 15, being a single mom at 17, living through an earthquake, a fire, and a business bankruptcy are just some of the lemons life has thrown my way. Thankfully, they have been offset by the roses of knowing great love, having a loving mother and being married to the love of my life for the past 18 years.
All these stories and more ill be told in the series of "Me, Myself, and I" so stay tuned.
Picture sitting at a table in the early years of your life. Who are the people sitting there and how have they influenced your life?
At our table in St. David’s, Ontario, there were six people sitting there with me. Each one would play a part in the years to come. However, it was mom and dad who had the biggest influence and this podcast is about them.
The year is 1939. Ralph Gordon Essex is 21 years old and a private in the Canadian army. Mary Edith Pettit is 30 and a socialite. It seems unlikely for their paths to cross but they did. The handsome soldier swept the lovely Mary off her feet and into bed. The result was an unwanted pregnancy and a quick marriage compelled by the deathbed request of Mary’s beloved aunt who had adopted her at 10.