Violet Putnam was born in 1923 and grew up in a small village
in South-Western Ontario whose inhabitants were mainly retired farmers. Fortunately there was also
a village library. Vi was reading by the age of four and it became her favourite past-time. Her love of reading has led
her to careers in Nursing, Teaching, and Law. Writing has also been an integral part of her life.
"During a family reunion in 2001, my three adult nieces were
asking me about our family's early years. As I reminisced, one interrupted me and said, "Aunt Vi, you've got to write all
of this down because you are the last of the Old Ones."