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By: Doug Dwyer

 

I was born in Mass USA in 1937. to a Newfoundland couple. My father was in the US army air corp.during the war. My mother passed away in 1947 and dad took us "home". I grew up in Heatherton, Bay St George, and went to school there in the R.C. School.

My first job was as a truck driver for Western Construction Co. at River Brook. Building the Trans Canada Highway. Shortly after that I came to the USA and joined the Air Force from 1955 to 1959.

After leaving the Air Force, I tried Newfoundland again, but there was no work and I returned to the US in 1963. Most of those following years were for trucking company's. I lived and worked in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, California, Missouri and Texas.

In 1973, I went back to the rock and worked as a foreman for the IOCC in Labrador City, until Dec 1978.

Back again to the US (my ex wife couldn't stand the cold). I met my present wife in 1985 in Texas and we took a trip to visit her family in Tennessee. I fell in love with her, her family and the state. We moved here in 1986 and bought this small farm in 1991, when I retired.

We have , on our farm, the only animal shelter in the county, our hobby. and we take in any and everything.

My intrest in writing started about seven years ago when a friend Wes Hall ("the Daily News Express") asked me to do a story on how I got there. I have been running a column in that paper ever sence. I also do columns for the "Southern Humor" and "Sparta Magazine".

Its a hobby and just something I love to do. Mr Hall has been trying to put together a book for me, made up of these columns.

 

Number of Columns: 34

Title
Date posted
# of Comments
Last Comment on
Easter memories
3/23/2008
3
8/10/2016
Pigs....
2/20/2008
2
6/4/2008
Spring is coming
2/20/2008
1
2/20/2008
my pack rat dog.
12/4/2007
2
3/25/2013
Hero's im my back yard
12/4/2007
Uncle Johns night out
9/16/2007
2
8/9/2016
Big foot ?
9/14/2007
3
4/28/2012
the great rides of youth
9/4/2007
2
9/16/2007
Shark attacks.
8/29/2007
2
12/12/2015
the Deer Hunter
8/24/2007
Memories of times gone by...
3/11/2007
3
12/12/2015
Mothers... God Bless Them
1/1/2007
2
8/10/2016
Mr. Butts dog, "Peek a Boo"
12/1/2006
8
1/5/2017
On Sacred Ground
11/1/2006
1
8/5/2007
Remember When
10/1/2006
Berry pickin' with the bears
9/1/2006
1
8/9/2016
Salmon Fishing... the hard way
8/1/2006
1
12/12/2015
The Story Teller
7/1/2006
2
12/12/2015
Breaking and entering, a capitol crime
6/1/2006
Memories of the days when we were rich
5/1/2006
3
12/12/2015
The Ghost of Frank Harris
4/1/2006
1
2/17/2008
The Scottish Highlanders
3/1/2006
1
8/10/2016
At the end of the valley, they still make their camp
2/1/2006
4
8/10/2016
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
1/2/2006
It is truly sad what has happened to Newfoundland
12/1/2005
The Christmas Tree
12/1/2005
2
8/10/2016
The Ghost of the Portugal Fisherman
11/1/2005
3
8/10/2016
Cogitations
10/1/2005
3
12/12/2015
Growing up on da Rock
9/1/2005
2
8/9/2016
Island in the Humber River
7/1/2005
2
3/24/2013
The Happy House
6/1/2005
1
2/17/2008
The Ghost by my Fireplace
5/1/2005
2
8/10/2016
Mr Madores Ghost
4/1/2005
1
2/17/2008
Mummers
3/9/2005

 


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