“My Life . . . ’til Now” (Personal) by Doc Meek

Some readers want to hear more about the owner of this blog, Doc Meek

Rossland, BC, CANADA, Doc’s birthplace and hometown; Photo from:  http://www.tourismrossland.com ……………………………………………………………………………………………

Author’s preface:

Some of this autobiography is factual, such as date and place of birth. However, as life goes on, as we all know, we develop “stories” about ourselves that we believe to be factual and which are in fact very subjective.

The certainty of “just the facts, m’am” is not easy to maintain with any degree of rigor, especially as we get older. Therefore, it might be fair to say that beyond birth, there is an ever-increasing certainty that our lives as seen by ourselves are largely fictional, or at the very least, creatively subjective.

The ego, however, generally maintains the certainty — the fiction — that we are seeing our own lives with perfect clarity. After all, our intellect is with us the whole trip, isn’t it? And its logic is impeccable, right?

It is — after all is said and done — our life, isn’t it?

Dream on.

“In the beginning . . . “

I was born on the side of a high mountain in Rossland, B.C., Canada.

It’s been all downhill since then.

Just kidding. I couldn’t resist. I remember once in a counselor’s office taking a potshot at one of the other participants. The counselor delivered a wry smile and observed: “You just couldn’t resist, could you?” True. Poor policy though.

Actually, my full story is full of ups and downs. I feel great gratitude for it all . . . now. 😮

And it is going to get better, right?

This can’t be all there is. Can it?

The movie’s not over yet.

I’m 70 years old, going on 71, and I’ve got only about 20 summers, maybe 30 summers left, eh? I hardly ever think about that except for right now because I am thinking that it is about to be Wednesday the 14th of July 2010 already and if I do my usual, summer is going to whiz by and I will have missed another summer in the mountains. Again!

Not right for a mountain boy, right?

Here’s the scoop (“Ira Progoff Personal Milestones”)

1. Born October 23, 1939, just as World War II was about to break out

2. Grew up in Rossland, B.C., Canada, where I was born

3. Moved to Kelowna, B.C. for Grades 12 & 13 when Dad was transferred

4. Went to The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in the fall of 1959

5. Fell in love; fell apart; my walk (stumble?) with depression

6. Married Loretta 1962 and co-created 6 beloved children; one died at birth

7. Divorced 1988; 1994 married Jeannette  (she had 4 beloved adult children)

8. Hoping to live happily ever after

9. Struggling with health issues

10. Still wondering what I am going to be when I grow up 😮

Expanding on “Ira Profgoff Personal Milestone” Number One

I was born on the side of a mountain. I already said that. I was actually born in the Misericordia Hospital, on an elevation at the eastern end of the main street (Columbia Avenue) of Rossland, B.C., Canada. Dr. Topliff presiding.

I went back recently to view my “roots” there in Rossland. Couldn’t find the “Miz” [Misericordia Hospital]. They tore it down! As my Mom says, “They didn’t ask my permission.” The nice condo in its place just doesn’t cut it, eh? The sisters of mercy are sorely missed. Or was it the sisters of the sacred heart. I don’t know. All I know is, the condo doesn’t cut it. 😮

Here’s to history!

Doc Meek, Wednesday, July 14, 2010, en route to South Jordan, Utah, USA,  from Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA, mostly by air









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