CORKY, PEGGY AND THE GOLDFINCH

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Author House, 27.07.2004 - 492 Seiten

Is there an experience as profound, as indefinable, as cherished, as savoured as fresh love, that sweet love in youth?  As if on cue, we are wrenched away from the frivolities of childhood and launched into a new awakening of soul and self. The mere touch of a gentle hand, the soft gaze of dewy bright eyes, the gait, the strength of voice, the flick of a lock of hair stirs within us urgent passions and yearnings that Nature had set aside for us, latent and dormant.

 

But what recollection of youth can be held more dear than that first kiss of a first love?  It is the treasure of our memorabilia. This is, for the most part, a love story that had its stirrings in a most unusual place in Canada, and which began with Warren’s first kiss from his first love. This is a story for all those who have known love, real love!  This is also a story of “memories,” safeguarded and cherished. But then, there is much more ...

 

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The long drive to Geco
1
Corky meets Peggy Geco tunnel secret revealed
4
Tour of Geco Meet Miss Birk at dog race track
11
Corkys first kiss Corky Peggy play Limit game
30
Corky starts diaryGeco 1946
41
Peggy and her parents leave for long vacation
42
Brave pigs march to destiny
46
Don Valleys ShangriLa
65
Corky wrestles with some of lifes conundrums
211
Corky seeks answers when Salvation Army visits Geco
215
Miss Birks opinions on religion astronomy and memories
225
Peg O My Heart
242
Gecos vast dance hall provides perfect setting for budding romances
247
Fisticuffs between Marlene and Peggy Initial plan afoot for tunnel explorations
253
Gruesome blood brother ritual Corky greases allimportant door bolt
260
Intrepid explores trapped
267

Chocolate overdose Captain MarvelShazam
67
Peggy returns from vacation Corky receives two gifts
79
Nervous Corky meets Peggys parents
91
Jacks first and second posthumous war letters
97
Corky questions his patriotism Perhaps hes a coward
106
Jacks third letter Horrific bombing of Cassino
109
Jacks fourth letter Dubious victories and losses tallied
118
Jacks fifth letter Unresolved entelechies Utter carnage
125
Corkys worst ever Cassino nightmare
137
Interlude Corky reflects on the Deity
143
B A B Doc the Knobby and first day at Gecos new school
147
Corkys new friend Wilf Matheson
153
Winter diversions Corky Peggy Neeney Marlene Wilf
158
Battle of the sexes Wilf vs Peggy
166
Details of stunning painting from Cassinos catacombs
177
Jacks final letters Corky offers tender solace to grieving Peggy
181
Geco Memories 1947
192
Corky makes appointment with Miss Birk
196
Miss Birks Wisdom
200
Virginities lost in passionate lovemaking
294
Rescued by whistle Fellowship among the group
313
Brutal slugs
325
Entertainment in a close knit community
343
Chicken thieves narrowly escape jail
348
Spun yarns on stormy nights in the old fort
362
Typical Geco life in 1948
367
Scarborough Junction Gang invades A brewing storm
380
Terrifying face off
387
Gecos at War Chaos pandemonium Pots and pans
396
Post Battle Scars On The Mend
425
Peggys bad news Marriage vows taken under stars at ball diamond
427
Peggys final departure emotionally distressing
445
Corkys spirit lifted with arrival of Peggys first letter
452
Mrs Wilkins letter brings worst possible news for Corky
456
Corky grieves is disillusioned Geco community permanently closes
460
Epilogue The adult Corky profiles his memories Entelechy achieved
464
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Über den Autor (2004)

Retired and living in the greater Toronto, Canada area, Warren keeps active juggling his time between such diversions as club-style table-tennis, sequence-ballroom dancing, bridge, serious writing and reading the "classics." In his heyday, he was a highly skilled commercial renovator and an award-winning professional photographer. A divorced father of two grown and married children, Dean and Tracy, Warren aspires to being a grandfather in the foreseeable future. His personal comments on Corky, Peggy and the Goldfinch: "... an extraordinary experience in my youth which just had to be penned to paper ... an 'ageless' story for all ages with no geographical or cultural boundaries!

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