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Baptist Temple

The church was an important part of my youth, and after marrying and moving to a new state to pursue my career, we continued to be active in church activities. The church we belonged to was a traditional Baptist church … Continue reading

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View On Suffering

Ah, Sunday, July 15, 2007. The Lord’s day. The day of the week set aside for rest, reflection and appreciation of all He has set before us. It’s a day of fellowship with friends and family, listening to His word … Continue reading

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Eugene Field Ranger

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 it may have been because of the cost of the metal badges the … Continue reading

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KWRT Radio Days

Lea and I were married February 8, 1964 in the Baptist Church in Louisiana, Missouri, by my Uncle Virgil Vaughn, who had also married my mother and father. It was a pretty simple wedding, attended by our families and a … Continue reading

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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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