I was born north of the Checkerboard, south of Ferndale and east-northwest of the flats. When I was in college, I bought some farmland and my father farmed it. When I graduated college, I was Assistant Ag rep in Haldimand County. I didn't like the job, and had some health upsets. The doctor advised me to change jobs. I came to Wiarton and taught math and science at Wiarton District High School. I had a letter of permission to teach, but had to take courses at the Teacher's College for two summers to get my teaching certificate. I took over the farm, and was a beef farmer for 15 years, then went back to teaching. I was also a member of the hospital board and was involved for a time with building the Wiarton Hospital.