Ryan Patrick Black-Macken
July 1981 and back August 1992
first moved July 1989, and again in December 1995
John Macken: Boston, Massachussets Mary Black: Boston, Massachussets Rossa Black-Macken: deceased Shane Black-MAcken: Boston, Massachussets
Having grown up in Tembagapura, I could not have asked for a better childhood. The jungle was my back yard and it was all I had ever known. Tembagapura was a place that I knew every single nook and cranny, but there was always plenty more to explore. Growing up with my family and an abundance of friends in such a care free environment has made me realize what a special place it was. My friends today cannot even grasp or begin to imagine Tembagapura. The diversity and environment are a combination found nowhere else on the globe. I cannot describe the whole experience of living in Tembagapura because it is my background and I feel as if it is always with me. I know that living there has given me a greater view of this world and how to live in it.