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LETTER: Knifley history reminds Knifleyan of best friend ever

Buddy Knifley was Richard Hovious' first cousin, as well
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My nostalgia cup runneth over! I enjoyed immensely the piece on Knifley Schools

I remember (as adults) about half the class of '04 and most all the class of 1910.

I suspect most all of us that grew up around Knifley during the 30's and 40's remember all the veterans.

The biggest shock for me was the 1948-1949 photo.

I would have been in that. I ranked in age just between C.R. (Buddy) Knifley, top center, my first cousin and best friend ever, and Billy Burr Humphress, third row from top center.

The reason I was "missing" was that I had completed U.S. Navy boot camp and was about mid way through Aviation Electronics School when this was taken. I had reached the ripe old age of 14 by then.

Since I didn't worry a lot or have any reason to look older, the Navy must have been pretty desperate back in '48. Although I haven't seen most of them in almost 60 years I think I could identify most.

Best to all.

Richard Hovious

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To read the Knifley article to which Richard Hovious refers, Click Here

To read the "Where are they now" biography of RIchard Hovious, entitled "Knifley's first rocket scientist," Click here

To pull up Knifley articles anytime, type Knifley in search box or click on Knifley pronunciation logo on many articles, including this one.

This story was posted on 2006-04-29 06:26:02
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