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Remembering James Howard Young (1922-2016)

Unforgettable James Howard Young. The epitome of a Southern Gentleman
James Howard Young, Edmonton, KY (1922-2016)

By Wally Burress

I'll always remember Mr. Young. I always enjoyed by visits with him and Mrs. Young. They were so gracious and such proper hosts.

He loved animals and, I guess, that is what drew me to him. I recall seeing a photo of Mr. Young in Senior Quest Magazine. That dog, a Weimaraner, and his most expensive one. He said that dog cost him $500 to pick up at the airport in Louisville after his daughter had it shipped to him from Washington, D.C.

Almost all the other dogs he had were strays that his son Fred had brought in.

He loved horses. His manners were impeccable. And he cherished things in life that are important. His most unforgettable trait was his showmanship. The world was his stage. And if he would have been in Hollywood, where he would have, no doubt, been a star, he would be remembered today in the role he cast himself in in real life in Metcalfe County: The Epitome of the Southern Gentleman.

He was most assuredly that.

- Wally Burress

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Remembering James Howard Young

2016-04-15 - his front porch in Wisdom, KY - Photo By Linda Waggener and Geniece Marcum.
James Howard Young loved history, collecting and the beauty of his home and surroundings. This photo was taken in the mid 1990s during an interview for this feature story run in Senior Quest Magazine issue number 3. Describing Beaver Creek which flows across his farm from its origin at the Whitlow's nearby, he said, "you know, I take a peaceful walk beside that creek and think, hasn't God been so very good to us."

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