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William Stephenson the quiet man that would inspire 007.

James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy.  The real thing is… William Stephenson. – Ian Flemming

The Times of London October 21, 1962

It is accepted that Canadians are quiet people, we are not full of random boast or ecstatic praise without good meaning.  This post is an example of a quiet man  who made it to the very top of the silent services before there was a silent service to speak of.

Nothing deceives Like a document. – William Stephenson

William Stephenson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to immigrant Icelandic parents just before the turn of the 20th century.  Orphaned by his father at around the age of three, his widowed mother had little choice but to surrender one of her children to an extended family of other Icelandic immigrants.  Historians on the subject often over look this fact and in many sources have quoted an incorrect birthday and indeed an incorrect surname.  Sources have him attending a high school that never existed.  It seems that either the researchers did not attend to proper diligence or the trail has been intentionally made confusing.

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Up and Running

Hey everybody I feel like a newborn baby deer on untried legs so please stay with me and be patient.  We have our computer again, actually thanks to the great staff at 360 computers here in Winnipeg we have a brand new most excellent mid-range model that I am still trying to figure out.

When I was say 20 I could dive in and just know what to do, actually that’s a lie I was never very good at programming.  But with time comes knowledge and I hope to be pecking away at this new keyboard with less intensity in trying to find the keys, the old one was broken in so nicely!

Oh well, as always I have a million ideas in my brain to write about. James Bond‘s connection to Winnipeg, The Jets return home and what ever else grabs my mind that’s tasty and good.

I do apologize for the lack of good content over the last summer spell, but until you have tried to do a 600 word post on a iPhone or android device you have no idea what I’ve been struggling with.

To my blogging faithful who have stuck with me through thick and thin I thank you for your ongoing support.

See you soon and with pictures!!!

Bob