Aaron Desmond smith
My dad was born on the 24th of August 1974.
He lived in Rakaia but was born in Ashburton.
The oldest relatives my dad remembers was his grandparents.
My dad liked to stay with his grandparents, he said they were fun and kind. His grandfather was a blacksmith and was very good at shoeing horses.
Something he learnt from his parents was manners.
Fiona Jane smith
My mum’s name came from a book that her parents liked. She was born on the 1st of October 1973. Her mum and dad bought the farm next to her grandparents in Seddon, but she was born in Blenheim. The oldest relatives my mum remembers are her great grandparents. Some of them were really nice and some were really strict. Her great grandma was tall and skinny. Her grandma had 11 brothers and one sister. She told us lots of stories. Once her brother cut her toe off with an axe when they were playing.
Something my mum learnt from her parents was