Issue 287 – Our Trip to Missouri and Nebraska

Issue 287    —    The Paregien Journal    —    September 27, 2014

Our Trip to Missouri and Nebraska

by Stan Paregien Sr.

On our recent month-long venture out west, we began by flying to St. Louis on August 11th. There we had lunch in St. Louis with our son, Stan Jr. and his wife Becky and with their son/our grandson Daniel. We spent the night with them and then Becky kindly took us to the airport on her way to work early the next morning.

2014--08--11  001   St Louis, Missouri -- Logo - 2014 vacation -- Missouri

2014--08--11  002 A  St Louis, Missouri -- Logo - 2014 vacation -- Missouri

2014--08--11  003--C   St Louis, Missouri -- Stan Paregien Jr  --  by Peggy Paregien

2014--08--11  003--E   St Louis, Missouri -- Daniel Paregien  --  by Peggy Paregien

2014--08--11  003--D   St Louis, Missouri -- Daniel Paregien  --  by Peggy Paregien

2014--08--12  001  Kearney, Neb - logo - Nebraska

2014--08--12  002--B  Lincoln, Neb - Peggy and Stan Paregien, friend, Jean Marie Ndayisaba -- by passerby

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2014--08--13  017--10   Kearney, Neb - Trudy and Dan Hirshfield   --  by Peggy  Paregien

2014--08--12  010 --A1   Kearney, Neb - Peggy Paregien with Trudy Byars Hirshfield  - by Stan Paregien

1949 -- Kearney, Neb -- Peggy Allen with Trudy Byers

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2014--08--12  015--D2   Kearney, Neb - various cemetery tombstones and inscriptions   - by Stan Paregien

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2014--08--13  016--23   Kearney, Neb - Archway Monument   --  Stan Paregien  --  by Peggy Paregien

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1952--011--ALL--PeggyAllen--KearneyNEB

As a child, Peggy stood beside the same oxen in Kearney in 1952 or so.

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Peggy had been a childhood friend of Eddie Lee (above) back in the late 1940s and early 1950s when her father, William W. (“Woody”) Allen, preached for the Church of Christ in Kearney. Many years later, Eddie became a preacher and wound up preaching for the same congregation in Kearney until his retirement a while back. Eddie and Dee invited us to stay with them for the two nights we were in town. They were gracious hosts, and we were glad to make some new memories with them.

They are shown here looking at photos back from that ancient era, including these:

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2014--08--12  004--K20    1951 -- Kearney, NEB -- Charlotte Allen, Paula and Peggy

2014--08--12  004--K21    1951 -- Kearney, NEB -- Woody and Pauline Allen

2014--08--12  004--K22    1954 -- Kearney, Neb -- Peggy Allen and a group

Next time we will show you a few of our photos from the Colorado portion of our “epic journey to the West.”

Thanks,

Stan

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