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.
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