Pat Rowden - Fear
Living in Fear
An Informational Website
My name is Pat Rowden.
Welcome to my website called:Living In Fear. net
This site is designed to be read like a book with18pages of information. I would recommend that you start at the home page and read to the bottom of the page to get an overview of what I have included on the site.
I would then recommend that youreread the home page, and as come to information that you are interested in, or concerned about, click on the text link to bring you the page on the site that has additional information about that subject.
Then bring up the list of pages on my site by clicking on thefour horizontal barsat the top left hand corner of the page. Then click on the page you wish to visit.
It is my hope and belief that you will find the information contained on my site useful, particularly in these most stressful times.
I believe it is a shame that the wealth of knowledge that senior citizens accumulate over a lifetime goes to the grave with them. Therefore, I have decided topass on my knowledge through this website rather than take it to my grave unknown.
This website is dedicated to my late wife of 57 years, Shirley, and my late wife Mary-Lynne. Shirley."May they rest in peace."
It is my hope that the information that I have placed on this website will be seen world-wide. To speed up the process I am offering the first 30 business owners of businesses located in, and around, Didsbury, Linden, Calgary, Red Deer, Olds, Crossfield, Acme, Three Hills, Drumheller, Torrington, Trochu, Aidrie, Innisfail, Bowdenand Carbon, the opportunity to connect their website to the Didsburyand Area Services page of my website free of charge. If they do not have a website, and wish to have one build I can have a website built for them for $500, that will be found locally within three months, and hopefully world-wide shortly.
You say "What is the catch?" There is none! Then why do I want the information I have placed on my website seen world-wide. The answer is simple. I believe I have gained a great deel of valuable information regardingmental health, senior careand the educational servicesbeing offed locally, and if my recommedations were implemented it would make a significant difference to the mental health, senior care and educational services offered thoughout Alberta, and possibly world-wide.
by hobby – I am an inventor and a website builder
as an entrepreneur – a business owner
I became the original business owner of a home based vintage auto and truck running board mat reproduction business in Didsbury, Alberta, serving customers worldwide. I loved the business, but I sold it to look after my ailing wife of 57 years, Shirley until she passed away from Alzheimer's in 2014.
I cover three maintopics on the website drawn from my first-hand experience as a vocational teacher, a business owner, a senior, and a husband. These topics include the education system, the mental health system, and senior care.
As a Canadian, I am thankful we have universal
health care,otherwise I would have been bankrupt years ago. Our physical health system was and still is good, but our mental health system has always been a disaster.
My first experience with our broken mental health system was in 1958 when our first child Nancy was born. Shirley had her first of four nervous breakdowns (major manic episodes) at the time. She had many health issues for the years following, both mental and physical, and she had seen psychiatrists for 56 years. Although she suffered severely from bipolar disorder (manic depression) and living in fear - yet, not once was there a mention of resources that could be helpful, or necessary for her to overcome her fear.
In my opinion, my career as a vocational education teacher ended when the Alberta government, in their wisdom or lack thereof, decided to shut down the vocational education program in senior high schools and the junior vocational education program in secondary vocational schools in Alberta. This left me with a worthless four-year Bachelor of Education Degree in Vocational Education from the University of Alberta, after just 11 years of teaching.
My late wife Shirley and I lived in a senior lodge for six months.
To start with they took almost all of our income.
Living in the lodge turned out to be a nightmare for Shirley.
To learn what is available as senior care facilities in Alberta go to the senior accomodations page of the website.
I hope to establish a foundation, in memory of my wife Shirley, which would provide funds to build a Sherbrooke style senior care facilities.
Because I had a worthless university degree, and I needed an income, I decided to restore a 1937 Fargo
half-ton from the ground up. Below is a picture of the 1937 Fargo half ton.
This vehicle was bought in Didsbury, at what is now the
Hi-Ho Service Station. It was a Chrysler dealership in 1937. Mr. Bob Eckel (now deceased) wanted me to rebuild it in memory of his dad, who bought it new in 1937.
Below is a picture of a milling machine for reproducing running board mats that I designed and built.
Above:1940 Studebaker running board mat. This running board mat was one of the most complex and difficult to reproduce, but also the most elegant. Below: Buddy our quality control inspector inspecting a 1940 Studebaker running board mat for flaws.