Lav­ish­ing well-earned praise on au­thor Ger­ard and su­per slim­mer Mar­garet

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Au­thor Ger­ard Grant’s book Re­call­ing the Past in­cludes tales from grow­ing up in Air­drie and Calder­bank, sto­ries of pop­u­lar lo­cal char­ac­ters and a trip down mem­ory lane to the town’s dance hall and cin­e­mas.

The for­mer Air­drie res­i­dent will of­fi­cially launch the book at the town’s li­brary in Novem­ber, and if our Face­book read­ers’ re­sponse to the prospect of Ger­ard’s work – and the man him­self – is any­thing to go by, then Ger­ard will have a real hit on his hands.

Jean MacIver said: “Look­ing for­ward to read­ing your book, stayed 50 years in Calder­bank.”

John Proc­tor added: “Well done, Gerry. No doubt there will be some scout­ing mem­o­ries in the book.”

Glenboig writer Teresa Wat­son passed on her well-wishes to Ger­ard: “Con­grat­u­la­tions on your book, from an­other lo­cal au­thor, Terry H Wat­son.”

Pa­tri­cia Dooey posted di­rectly to Ger­ard: “Grew up with you in Calder­bank, same age group. I am dy­ing to read your book, which will prob­a­bly bring back lovely mem­o­ries.”

Two of Ger­ard’s nieces were proud of their un­cle’s achieve­ment, start­ing with Clare Grant Lor­dan: “Con­grat­u­la­tions on the book, Un­cle Ger­ard.”

Eileen Grant added: “Well done, Un­cle Ger­ard.”

Cat Grant com­mented: “Re­ally can’t wait to see it!”

Also earn­ing well-de­served praise from Ad­ver­tiser read­ers was Air­drie slim­mer Mar­garet Brand af­ter she lost an in­cred­i­ble seven-and-a-half stone in 10 months to scoop the Woman of the Year honour at her lo­cal Slim­ming World group.

Mar­garet’s daugh­ter Tracy was proud of her marvel­lous mum: “You’ve done great mum, well done.”

Ap­pre­cia­tive Slim­ming World con­sul­tant Sharon McGin­ness posted: “Love it. Thank you to the Ad­ver­tiser for shar­ing our fab­u­lous mem­bers’ suc­cesses.”

Yvonne White Pre­ston said: “Well done, Mar­garet! Noth­ing is im­pos­si­ble!”

Happy mem­o­ries Ger­ard, pic­tured with wife Rena, wrote about his past in Air­drie

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