People who know me know how attached I am to Queen's and it was the Padre that made the difference that got me there. In 1974 in Halifax a Queen's alumni provided my friend John and I with some evening work painting his boat to help us get to Queen's and introduced us to the Padre while he was visiting on a recruiting mission. The Padre made his pitch for Queen's to us right there in driveway. I mentioned to the Padre that I was going to have to rely on the $500 National Bursary I'd applied for to be able to go to Queen's. The Padre said he'd look into it and the next day I got a call telling me I'd been award the bursay. And of course when I got to Queen's months later, I stopped in to say thank you to the Padre ... who said as I came through his office door ... "Great to see you here at Queen's, Bill! And how's John"?. 37 years later in my box of "stuff to keep forever" I still have my invitations to "coffee and the evening" and the 3 or 4 notes the Padre sent me while I was at Queen's. Thank you again Padre! Bill.
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