After the war things got very bad. There was no work and less money so eventually Tom Burns and I decided to go to
So in March 1947 we set off for Dalhousie coalmine near
I stuck at the coalmining for a while. After that I got a job as ‘Head Cow Man’ for a man in
From then until 1988 I travelled and worked in construction all over the world. I spent a few years in
I married in 1957 and after that my wife and children travelled with me. I worked for three years in
All that time, I had one ambition – to come back to the ‘Pass! There’s no place like home!
What is it they say about home?
‘The place where you grumble the most and are treated the best’.
It wasn’t because
I came home because of the love and respect of those old ladies fifty or sixty years ago.
It took a long time to fulfil my ambition.
But in 1984 I bought McComb’s field where I used to feed the hens.
I built a house there and in 1988, I returned with my family to my ‘roots’ in the ‘Pass!
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