Mary Cote-Walkden

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Reply Lanelle Corbin
9:43 AM on August 28, 2017 
Dear Author:

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4:00 PM on April 18, 2017 
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Reply mfwalkden
10:28 AM on February 28, 2014 
Thanks you Paul. I spent several years researching my book about Vietnam, and was appalled and embarrassed by what I discovered. It was shameful, and I would love to shout from the mountaintops how horrible it was, and how wrong it was. I had hoped that perhaps we were starting to move away from that stigma, but apparently not. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. It's heartbreaking to see this, and to know that Vietnam Vets are still treated so terribly.

Paul Dufault says...
Thank you Mary for your support and email you sent to the Royal Canadian Legion and forwarded to the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association. We appreciate the accurate description on how the RCL have been treating the Vietnam Veterans.
Reply Paul Dufault
7:36 AM on February 28, 2014 
Thank you Mary for your support and email you sent to the Royal Canadian Legion and forwarded to the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association. We appreciate the accurate description on how the RCL have been treating the Vietnam Veterans.
Reply connie Eller
3:39 PM on July 10, 2013 
Dear miss Mary i apologize for being a thorn in your side, but here are a few lines from the love of a loveless child. here was this girl sending me a message telling me that she was my sister. i was just floored never in my wildest dreams would i have ever thought that i had a little sister it had been just my brother and i for years, so.. i started talking to her and the longer bi talked to her she had way to much info to ignore. the we talked the more i knew she was telling me the truth why would she be lining about something like this it wasn't going to benefit her in any way .again Thank You for taking the time in reading this and you have a super day sincerely CONNIE ELLER
Reply connie Eller
7:24 PM on July 8, 2013 
hello my name is Connie Eller i really dont know how to describe my book i have been working on it for a while it stared out to be the love of an unwanted child and ended up to be more about my whole live and the struggle's i had when i had an a. v. m. which is a brain injury while writing the book i found out i have a half sister be cause of an affair that a preacher had. the way she found me on face book and the words that shocked the both of us. sorry this dose not make it sound a good book this is deception does not do it justice one would have to read it to appreciate it thank you for taking the time in reading this
Reply connie Eller
9:21 AM on July 6, 2013 
i have been writing a book about my child hood and the dissension of one parent and finding out about a sister i did not have
Reply Don Wegener
12:06 PM on November 18, 2012 
Hi Mary, Just a note to let you know that Jackie Campbell passed away Nov 15th. She is the first cousin to pass outside of Melva's children. I am curious how you and your siblings are doing, and where they are all at. Give me an E-mail if you get a chance. Thanks. Donnie
Reply Bernd Strahl
4:25 AM on July 30, 2012 
Dear Mary,
my name is Bernd Strahl and I have been doing some genealogical research. My family and I live in Lower Saxony / Germany. The great grandparents of my wife were Karl Grecksch and Agnes Spulak and her grandmother was Mary - Martha Grecksch.
By chance I found some posts that you have set on If you really are that person, I think it would be very nice if you would contact me at my email address to share with me some thoughts and data. I am in possession of some old documents that might interest you.
I'm waiting eagerly for your answer.
Best Regards
Reply Chrys
9:39 PM on March 11, 2012 
Awesome site, Mary... well done.