Spring 2022 - Lost and Found



As I read his journal, I was struck by what we two Jims had in common. Was it destiny that I, of all people, should find his diary? In addition to having the same first name, he and I were both baby boomers (born in 1948) who grew up in Ontario – me in a hamlet on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, my namesake a two-hour drive south in a suburb of Toronto. Both of us couldn’t wait to complete high school, get out on our own, and find out what the world had in store for us …



Jim Withers is a former bartender and retired newspaper reporter and copy editor who was born and raised on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario. He and his wife live in Montreal.