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Jim and Betty Gay on their wedding day in March 1948. | Screen shot of a photo provided to the State Journal-Register by their daughter Jane Haase.
charlies angel April 1, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Touching story! I think most of the marriages from WWII era lasted long compared to these days. RIPRead More Mr. & Mrs. Gay...
art doyle April 2, 2014 at 06:19 am
Charles-I agree with you but marriage has been redefined. I think households worked better whenRead More roles were more established. We will not see those days again.
charlies angel April 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Dan, I also agree with you. The leave it to beaver days worked. God only knows what will happen inRead More the next 30 yrs. My parents were married for 51 yrs when my dad passed. I can't imagine being with my husband that long (joking).
John Bradstreet | Credit: Provided
Stephanie Morella Jeffrey October 21, 2013 at 04:25 pm
Pati and the girls are in my thoughts. Even though is has been awhile since I have seen John andRead More Pati but they have been frequently in my thoughts. I will always remember John with a smile on his face and a fabulous sense of humor.
George Gaulrapp May 17, 2013 at 02:37 pm
To Jims family I am one of many fraternity brother of Jims from Monmouth College. For the pastRead More several years many of us would meet once a summer to golf. Jim would greet us with a big bear hug and huge smile. He was an endearing friend to all and will be missed greatly. My sympathy to your family, Jim spoke often about his beautiful wife and terrific daughters. He was extremely proud of his family. Sincerely, Mayor George Gaulrapp Freeport Illinois
Rachel Robbins April 30, 2013 at 03:20 am
Mrs. Mandle was my inspiration when it came to history. I had never liked the subject until I tookRead More her class my last year of high school. At the time my plan was to be a paramedic, but when that didn't work out I immediately switched my major to teaching...history. She made it exciting and interactive. And it wasn't as dry as I once had thought it was before. She woke up a whole new side of me and made me want to know more about the history of, not only America, but the world! Unfortunately, college didn't work out for me, but I still have a passion for history and continue to learn more and more because of her! She was a great teacher, she will be greatly missed. I'm just glad and grateful that I had the pleasure of knowing her. I will never forget her passion for showing me how exciting history can really be! Mrs. Mandle, you will be greatly missed but you will never be forgotten!
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