My grandfather, Ian Hume , pictured above in fine form, is one of Canada's sports legends. His obituary appears today in Canada's leading newspaper, The Globe and Mail . See below for link to online version: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060531.OBHUME31/TPStory/ I also append, below, a poem I wrote about him and his pet crow (and other aspects of his life mentioned in the obituary), published in Stand magazine; I hope the editor's of that fine UK journal will permit its reuse in this digital format on this occasion. A Good Person In Snow A good person, does it do them good, to go out, late, walking in the snow? How best, for them, to do more good than ill? Does their goodness have anything to do with the winter chill? I wish to walk so, along this narrow trail, with you and her, who are both the same person, observed either by myself, or a farfetched crow, such as my grandfather took everywhere on his seven-mile government roads, when wood was to hand.
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