By Faye Evans
My name is Faye Evans, and I would like to mention that when I was in Driftwood Mall in Courtenay recently, I was passing by Cole’s book store, and happened to chat briefly with Ken Budd on the unfortunate happenings that occurred in Ottawa that day. He mentioned that he was the author of several books that were displayed on a table nearby, books which were written from memories about his younger years in more innocent and pleasant times. I purchased the one on his summer days at the cottage, and I truly have to tell you how much pleasure I got from reading it. It was such a very enjoyable reading, that many times it brought tears to my eyes. I want to thank you so much for [reminding me of] memories that are unforgettable and actually very similar to Ken’s. I was back at my mother’s cottage all over again in the summers in the late 50s and 60s with my sons —the best years of my life. I will purchase the fall, winter and spring adventures, as I am sure they are just as fantastic. Nature is my dearest love, next to my sons. Thank you again for taking me back to the good (and sometimes sad) times in my life. Best wishes and congratulations.