Monthly Archives: July 2007

Mother’s Recollections

Marjorie & Eugene Vaughn, 1974 In a note handwritten to me by my mother on January 11, 1994, she gave me her recollections of the Vaughn side of the family in as much detail as she remembered: When I met … Continue reading

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Field Ranger

Fifth Grade Buddies: Larry Vaughn, Sharon Lane, Jim Tate at Eugene Field School I don’t recall why Eugene Field School wasn’t part of the School Boy Safety Patrol, those students who served as crossing guards before and after school, but … Continue reading

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Sharing Discipline

I recently spent 180 consecutive days in the hospital caring for my wife, who had been stricken by necrotizing pancreatitis during vacation, 1000 miles from home. Lea was in a drug induced coma that physically paralyzed her for 78 days, … Continue reading

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Elkhart Trips

I had several memories of my grandma and grandpa White’s house at 135 Pacific Street, Elkhart, Indiana. It seems to me that we made several trips to their house by car. All four of us kids sat in the back … Continue reading

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Eugene Field School

I attended elementary and junior high school at Eugene Field School. The school was located on Market Street, across from Levering Hospital, and diagonally from the district fire station. Playgrounds were located on two sides of the school, with a … Continue reading

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Admiral Koontz Armory

The Admiral Coontz Armory, in Hannibal was a big part of my early years. Father was in the Missouri National Guard, and, it seems, had always been in military uniform, as least for as long as I could remember. The … Continue reading

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1709 Vermont

Hannibal, Missouri is where I was born and raised. My first memories are of the house we had at 1709 Vermont. The house was a basic four room single level structure with a kitchen, dining/living room with hardwood floors, and … Continue reading

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Childhood Church

Childhood Church I remember my childhood as being mostly about church activities, cub scouts and boy scouts. I also must admit that I have always been a prideful person; independent and self reliant, thorough and dependable. That’s the way children … Continue reading

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Grandparent’s Bibles

GRANDPARENTS BIBLES In 2006 I came into possession of my grandmother and grandfather’s personal bibles, and learned much more about them. The bibles contained many pieces of paper stuck in between pages. My grandfather’s bible had one complete sermon outlined, … Continue reading

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Eugene Vaughn

My father graduated from high school in May 1942. “Gene” as he preferred to be called, worked as a cobbler for DeLaporte Shoe Store during high school and through the summer, and went to work that fall for the Hannibal … Continue reading

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