Sep
6
2018

I met Al Scroggin at a city recreation center, after his vigorous workout. He said that he had been exercising at that facility for the past twenty years. In fact he said, “I have been working out three days a week  for the past sixty-five years.” I told him, “No wonder you’re as strong and […]

Jul
20
2018

Tyrone Hurt learned a strong work ethic, respect and responsibility at a very young age. He was born and raised in East Chicago, IN, where his father and grandfather were hard working home builders. These men took young Tyrone under their wing and not only taught him the trade, but so much more about life […]

Apr
19
2018

Urban Tinckham graduated from Southern Illinois University with an Associates Degree in technology. He said, “The draft board had been waiting on me to graduate.” And, sure enough, the very next day after graduation, his draft notice came to his father’s house. Urb said, “I don’t want to read that!” So, to avoid the draft, […]

Feb
3
2018

Ron Davies’ heritage is from across the Pond. His father was born in Bradford, a town in the northern part of England. He worked in a coal mine in Wales until his back was injured in a cave-in. After his back healed he worked for the railroad as a fireman on train engines. When World […]

Nov
22
2017

My new friend, Billy Furgerson, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, October 25, 1923. His dad worked for the Rock Island Railroad, but his father owned a farm in Calvin, Oklahoma and was desperate for help. So, Billy’s dad left the railroad to help him with the farm. Calvin was then a town of approximately 600 […]