'Tis a Wonderful Time to Be Alive: Life in a Newfoundland Outport

'Tis a Wonderful Time to Be Alive: Life in a Newfoundland Outport

by Winston Oldford

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ISBN-13: 9781771174060
Publisher: Flanker Press
Publication date: 07/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Winston Oldford was born in Burnside, Newfoundland, in 1942, therefore not as a Canadian citizen. He experienced a childhood very different from that experienced by today’s youth. Although they didn’t have much, the children who grew up in Burnside in the 1940s and 1950s were happy and never bored. His midwife was Mary Brown, wife of Billy Brown, who lived in a two-storey house adjacent to the old cemetery. Winston attended school mostly in Burnside, plus two years in Windsor. He left Burnside in 1961 to attend a vocational training institute at Buckmaster’s Field in St. John’s. At the Vocational Training Institute he attended a nine-month course in electrical plus a four-year apprenticeship program, eventually becoming a journeyman electrician. He has worked all over the province for fifty years, the latter twenty-five years employed by the provincial government as technical services inspector. He married Mabel Lynette Turner of Happy Adventure, Newfoundland, at St. Alban’s Church in Burnside in 1966. They have two children, Lynette and Robert, and four grandchildren.

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