Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
November 11, 2016 at 10:02 am
I wonder where we would be without their hope and faith in a better time.
November 11, 2016 at 11:48 pm
Thank you for sharing this poignant thought.
The third photo breaks my heart. All those young people setting off for war.
I wonder at the agony of separation from family and loved ones in an era where methods is communication were, for the most part, not immediate.
November 13, 2016 at 9:20 am
I wonder where those in the first three photos are now, how many of them made it.
November 15, 2016 at 9:57 pm
I know just what you mean. My heart broke when I saw the ship load of your people leaving the dock convinced of their invincibility