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Continuing the Journey into A Family Historiography

This blog is a continuation of our life’s journey as young adults beginning with Chapter 24. This is how we started out in life as a newly married couple in Boonville, Missouri, where we made our first home. Volume 1, comprising Chapters 1-23 are located at Here’s My Side of the Story, and is about our childhood in our hometown, Hannibal, Missouri. In that volume we write about our ancestors, families, and what it was like growing up in oft-flooded Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Mark Twain.

Volume 2 follows our journey through the thick and thin of life’s struggles, challenges and rewards. I write this in order to provide my grandchildren with glimpses into what it was like to live in those bygone days of the last half of the twentieth century, and the early twenty-first. Perhaps, one day they will enjoy this insight, and understand what a privilege it is for me to pass on the history of our families.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • CHAPTER 24 – BOONVILLE MO
  • CHAPTER 25 – DANVILLE IL
  • CHAPTER 26 – MEXICO & MOBERLY M O
  • CHAPTER 27 – HOLTS SUMMIT MO
  • CHAPTER 28 – CHILLICOTHE MO
  • CHAPTER 29 – NORTH MISSOURI ARMED FORCES DAY
  • CHAPTER 30 – INDIANAPOLIS IN
  • CHAPTER 31 – THE ASHER WALTON HOUSE
  • CHAPTER 32 – ASHER GOODRICH WALTON
  • CHAPTER 33 – RAIL LINE SERVICES
  • CHAPTER 34 – SURVIVING GOD’S WOODSHED
  • CHAPTER 35 – LEAVING INDIANA
  • CHAPTER 36 – AUSTIN TX
  • CHAPTER 37 – HANNIBAL MO
  • CHAPTER 38 – U.S. NAVY IN WORLD WAR II
  • CHAPTER 39 – JAMES JOSEPH HOFFMAN (NAVY WWII)
  • CHAPTER 40 – ROBERT DEAN NIEMEYER (NAVY WWII)
  • CHAPTER 41 – VOICES OF BOMBING SQUADRON VB-19 (WWII)
  • CHAPTER 42 – U.S. NAVY ARMED GUARD
  • CHAPTER 43 – AUGUST LEE BERGMEIER (NAVY WWII)
  • CHAPTER 44 – RAINBOW DIVISION IN WWII
  • CHAPTER 45 – WALLACE B WHITE JR MILITARY SERVICE

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.