Richardson’s Ramblings

19 November 2009

Richardson’s Ramblings
by E. George Richardson
Published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing
review by Sharon Adam
$16.95 ISBN978-1-894431-12-5

This slim volume is a compendium of poetry, essays, editorials and reflections gathered from Mr. Richardson’s life. A native of Pelly, Saskatchewan, Richardson’s book covers his writing over the past 60 years and is comprised of topics that held significance to his life and imagination.

We learn that a young George lied about his age and joined the armed forces in an effort to follow his two brothers into combat during the Second World War. He was restricted to Canada because he was blind in one eye, the result of a childhood accident. He began writing about his experiences during this time and continued throughout his life. Imagination was also a source for his writing and we are invited to share his whimsy on such subjects as life’s journey, winning the lottery and what if?

His ramblings are diverse and include thoughts on such subjects as the Calgary Flames, politics, and the British Royal Family. Readers discover his passion for friendship and family as he explores his emotions through poetry and essay. George reveals his personality to his readers through his honesty and fearless approach to his subjects. This reflection of a lifestyle and a remembrance of George’s past is a pleasant reminder of our own past and perhaps mirrors some of our own recollections of what was. This is a good book to pick up and read bits and pieces or straight through.


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