Date Event Page
  Title   i
Acknowledgments vii
Table of Contents ix
A Bit of Background  1
1914 Life in Montana  9
1917 Texas 14
1923 Back to Kansas  42
1929 To the Labette County Farm  58
1930 Again to Peabody  61
1932 Graduation and a new job  66
1933 A vacation with Mother and Dad  71
Grandfather Lauck passes  72
1934 Vernon graduates and goes to Idaho  73
1935 Irvin becomes important to me  74
1936 Irvin's father has surgery  75
Sam Good and Lea Schmidt married  76
Clifford Bryant lost in the South Pacific  76
A proposal of marriage  78
1937 Isaac and Lizzie Good move to town  79
1938 Irvin builds saw rig  80
1939 Vernon Heyland has accident  81
Meredith Ann is born to Sam and Lea  81
Mother and I visit Oregon  82
1940 Vernon and Reba married  82
1941 Irvin and I married  84
The beginning of my life on the Good farm  88
Irvin and I entertain the family for Thanksgiving  94
The holiday season blemished by war  96
1942 A surprise birthday party  97
Vernon enlists  98
A baby at our house  99
1943 Visited by a B-17 100
1944 Mother and Dad to Cottonwood Falls 102
German war prisoners in Peabody 102
1945 Sunny Circle Home Demonstration Unit organized 107
Ethel Marie born to Floyd and Myrtle 107
John Lee born to Sam and Lea 107
Marcia Lee born November 6 109
1946 Virginia Ann born to Floyd and Myrtle 111
Philenese born to Vern and Reba 111
Mother has heart attack 111
1947 Don starts to school 114
1948 Mrs. Wells is Don's second grade teacher 117
1949 The second grade entertains for their mothers 118
1950 Leo Loewen missing 119
Mother and Dad move into their new house in Peabody 119
Marcia starts to school 120
1951 Uncle Robert Huguenin passes 121
1952 Grandmother Lizzie Good passes 121
A vacation to California 122
Irvin drives the school bus 124
Jolly Jays 4-H organized 125
Mother passes 129
Blizzard 130
1953 Don makes his declaration of faith 132
Marcia gets clarinet 132
1954 Good land leased to Ci ties Service Oil Company 132
The Irvin Good family is expecting a baby 133
Richard Eugene Good born 134
1955 Thomas Edward Huguenin born to Vern and Reba 137
Charles Edward Good born 137
1956 Drilling begins on the Good farm 140
Pearl Edwards pays us a visit 141
Cities Service brings in first well on Good land 141
Don's eighth grade party 143
1957 Edwards eighty leased 144
Vacation at Salida, Colorado 145
Remodel kitchen and install bathroom 146
1958 Irvin buys the home place 147
Baby hawks 148
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Don fights with calf 151
1959 Irvin buys Edwards eighty 152
We make many candles 153
A trip to Canada 155
Marcia to high school 156
Rick to kindergarten 156
1960 Don graduates from high school 158
Don enrolls at Kansas University 158
Future Farmers of America become active in Peabody High School 160
1961 Fraternity hayrack ride 162
Don lives with Grace Muilenburg and Ada Swineford 163
1962 Basketball team to State Tournament 164
1963 Peabody High School wins State Basketball Championship 165
Marcia graduates from high school 165
Birthday party for Rick and Chuck 166
Kennedy assassinated 167
1964 Don to Omaha, Nebraska 167
Uncle Ed passes 168
Don and Marilyn married 169
Boys have train ride 170
Bo joins the family 170
1965 Marcia and Jerry married 173
Peabody and Burns consolidate 174
Don and Marilyn to Madison, Wisconsin 175
1966 Dad and I visit California 176
1967 Vacation with Don and Marilyn in Colorado 179
Archie passes away in Kansas City 180
Farm loan paid off 180
1968 Irvin takes electric shock 180
Sam passes 182
1969 Michael Jason born to Don and Marilyn 183
I go to work at Axtell Clinic 183
Don teaches at Texas University in Austin 184
Tracey Lee is born to Jerry and Marcia 184
1970 Don receives doctorate 187
Granddad Oscar has surgery 188
1971 Irvin's fatal accident 188
Douglas Irvin born to Don and Marilyn 194
1972 The farm sale 194
I buy a house in town 194
Rick graduates 195
Chuck and I move to town 196
1973 Sell farm buildings 197
Chuck graduates and takes trip to California 197
Plane trouble while on vacation 198
1974 Rick goes to Hawaii 200
Don and Marilyn back to Austin 201
1975 Chuck and I to Austin for Thanksgiving 202
1976 Jodie Diane born to Jerry and Marcia 202
Pacemaker installed 202
Rick to work for Kansas Gas and Electric 204
1960 Class reunion 204
1977 Chuck graduates from Kansas State University 205
Granddad Oscar passes 206
Jerry and Marcia move to Colorado 207
Chuck goes to work for Guerdons 208
Aunt Rose passes 208
Jerry and Marcia buy a home 209
We all spend Christmas in Colorado 209
1978 Tracey spends vacation in Peabody 209
Rick goes to Montana 210
1979 Grant kidnapped 210
1980 Retirement 211
Good reunion 214
Rick and Karen married 216
Chuck moves to Peabody to work in the bank 217
Thanksgiving at Rick and Karen's 217
Christmas in Texas 218
1981 A trip to Sejita 218
Chuck's good news 223
Chuck and Susan married 223
Don and the boys visit in Peabody 225
Christmas in Colorado 225
1982 Chuck goes into the hog business 226
The Richard Goods move to Fort Scott 226
50th class reunion 227
A birthday party in Kansas City 228
Attend North American Christian Convention 229
Don and his family home for Christmas 230
A snowy trip to Colorado December 27 230
  Genealogy Section 235
Good Family 237
Gaiser Family 247
Huguenin Family 255
Lauck Family 263