99 Years Old, Bridging Generations, and Still Going Strong. Chilliwack Author and Voice Contributor Myrtle MacDonald talks to the CBC.
At the tender age of 95 Myrtle published her book "People Migrations in Europe and America: Nation Building Prehistory to 1913" in November of 2016. Her website describes the book as follows:
"Myrtle Ida Schneider Macdonald, having all her life had a keen interest in history, realized that there were and are many important aspects omitted, or barely mentioned by all historians, whether Roman Catholic, Protestant or Secular, throughout the ages. She set out to fill in these gaps in one volume, succinctly, concisely and documented accurately. She was determined to correlate events happening simultane-ously in every part of Europe and America."
Myrtle brings not only a scholar's discipline to the book, but almost a century of personal lived experience, which few will ever be able to claim. Myrtle has contributed to the Voice previously and now that ownership has changed we certainly hope she will share her wisdom with us all again.
Today, at 99, she talked with CBC radio about a community project in Chilliwack that is uniting seniors and teens to chat about life and shared interests.
You can listen to Myrtle's interview on CBC's Early the Edition with Stephen Quinn by clicking here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/15825114-seniors-teens-learning-one-another
You can find information about Myrtle and how to buy her book on her website here: https://myrtlemacdonald.wixsite.com/peoplemigrations
Her Facebook account is here: https://www.facebook.com/myrtle.macdonald