Mcclendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 1
This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From. There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.
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Photo Credit – Taranaki, New Zealand
Back Where I Come From September 2017 Challenge – Day 1
Question: Were you raised in the town in which you were born?
I was born in Stratford Taranaki which is “The Heart Of Taranaki” at the Avon Maternity Hospital on the 10 September 1940
The doctor that delivered me was “Doctor Doris Gordon”, Author of “Back Blocks Baby Doctor”.
Interesting fact – My fifth child was born at the same hospital twenty-nine years later and Doctor Doris Gordon son Doctor Ross Gordon delivered him.
My parents farmed in Midhirst for the first nine years of my life !940 – 1949.
In 1968 my husband and I bought a farm at Midhirst, (which is four km north of Stratford), for forty-eight years, we farmed it for thirty years, then my son and wife farm it for the next eighteen years, we sold it in 2014.