- 198 pages
- Black & White
- 5.0 x 8.0 inches
- eBook (epub, mobi, pdf)
- 978-1-5255-2630-5 eBook
- 978-1-5255-2629-9 Paperback
- 978-1-5255-2628-2 Hardcover
- Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
- Biography & Autobiography, Military
- Biography & Autobiography
Memoir, Friendship, Growing up, Adventure, West Coast, Vancouver Island, Military and law
Buckshot & Johnnycakes
Allan W. Waddy
'Buckshot & Johnnycakes' is a heart-warming true-life story of two 11 year old boys who met in the Scouting Movement in the Cowichan Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia and spent the next 56 years of their lives sharing one continuous adventure after the other in scouting activities, survival camping, relic hunting for middens, deep sea fishing, buying and selling boats and antique cars, working in sawmills and logging camps, military service, law enforcement, private investigations, hunting for wild game on a private island and numerous other daring exploits from childhood to becoming great grandfathers. These characters are indeed the Canadian Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn complete with sense of humour. This beautiful and touching story of two totally different personalities will bring laughter and tears to your eyes and heart. A must read for the adult child in each and every one of us.
Austin Macaulay Publishing, London, England - Buckshot & Johnnycakes is well written, evocative and a compelling read.
Olympia Publisher, London, England - delightful and sensitive story that will have no problem selling.
Spending his youth in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, Allan joined the Royal Canadian Navy, experiencing military service around the globe. As a retired Naval Officer he began his second career working in a Provincial Correctional facility and Provincial Emergency Program as a Peace Officer. After leaving government in 1990, Allan and his wife Gloria started a Private Investigations & Security Business on Vancouver Island where he continues his work as an Investigator. Allan has been a passionate Veterans Advocate for over 34 years and continues to assist Military and RCMP Members with veteran benefits. Throughout his adult life Allan has written and published numerous short stories and is now excited to have the time to write novels and share some of his adventures.
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