Oh, To Be Lucky!

Nancy Peckenham
4 min readSep 9, 2019

John Cowan had providence on his side.

Did you ever think that life was too difficult, too overwhelming, and that you should just give up? Here’s the story of one person who had many reasons to abandon hope but who, through luck and perseverance, ended up at the top of his game.

Call it fate or, better, call it good fortune, the tide of events that took a young Scotsman from fighting a losing battle in…

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Nancy Peckenham

Journalist, editor, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, adventurer, history-lover. Editor of Crow’s Feet