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Hilda Willis Jenkins has fond memories of childhood visit with Oklahoma kin

Genealogy: Naylors-Jenkins-Lindseys-Willises-Waggeners, Walkers & Whites
Comments re photo 54049 Oklahomans doing family research at Adair Co Public Library

Hilda Jenkins writes:
My Mother and Dad (Ralph Waggener Willis, son of Effie Waggener), along with my Aunt Kathreen Willis White, did travel and visit in Oklahoma with Nell Naylor Lindsey and her husband. They, in turn, visited us in Columbia. I have fond memories of their being there, but not sure how many times. Think there was a snow storm, and they had to stay longer than they intended . . . the Rook games provided fun for all. Also, I remember T Owen Naylor, Jay Frank Walker, his wife, Katie (?) and their daughter, Jaydene (she did spend the night at our house at least once, maybe more . . . we were close to the same age). Some great folks, some great memories!!!! This is just off the "top of my head," but I do have pictures of several of them. Remember the Lindsey's son was very tall, Aunt Kathreen (short). We have a picture where he is holding his arm straight from his side, with Aunt K's being under it . . . there was a Dr Bruce Naylor, either Nell's brother or nephew. Would loved to have visited with the folks!!! --Hilda Jenkins
Thanks Cousin Hilda - There have been many calls from Adair County kin who missed seeing the Naylors, but they've been happy to know that they plan an encore visit, may in a few month. For non kinfolks: The writer was the last graduate, ever, of Columbia High School. Her father, Ralph Waggener Willis, was a long time mayor of Columbia, in whose administration natural gas came to Adair County. "Aunt Kathreen" was the wife of A.P. White, one-time President of Lindsey Wilson College. The Naylors and Lindseys are Oklahoma Kin. - Eddie




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