Vegans for 43 Years

"Inspirational Vegetarian Story" Mary Anne Robertson in her gardenBy : Mary Anne Robertson

Back in 1970 my husband and  I read a book called  Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss.  It had such a strong impact on us as we read about how animals were treated and how eating poor quality food caused most sickness and disease. We made the decision that night to change and the next morning we threw out every bit of food in our apartment and started over.

It was not easy because that long ago you could not just walk into the supermarket or health store and find vegan foods. It was not easy when we were the only vegans and everyone was trying to convince us how wrong we were. People asked us ..."Isn't it hard to do without meat?"   To be never was. Quite the contrary. The thought of eating animals was so repulsive to us that it was certainly not a hardship. It was a pleasure .

We had to learn to make all of our food from scratch. We eventually bought a small home in a country village and started to grow our own vegetables and fruits. Even though many packaged foods are now available for vegans we still make our own. We are now 62 years old, strong, fit and healthy. We regularly hand dig our 1/4 acre gardens with ease. We are always healthy and have not seen any doctors in 43 years.

"Inspirational Vegetarian Story" Mary Anne Robertson in her garden

We have never been "militant"vegans who try to force others to change their diets. We don't want others telling us to eat meat so why would we tell them to eat our way. We feel that staying healthy is a way to lead by example. People notice that we are always healthy and ask why.

It gives us an opportunity to show them that a vegan diet is a healthy choice.

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PS. If every one of us inspired ONE person to go meatless imagine the difference we could make in ten years time. I am going to collect inspirational vegetarian/vegan stories to share with everyone. If you think your story will inspire others, please share with me by sending it to I will post your stories on this blog. I believe everyone has his/her own story, I think it must be great when we can share our stories and inspire others. Let’s make the world a better place. ~ Xiao Kang.

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