ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Wally Burress: Col. & Mrs. Morris are big racing fans

The Morrises once visited Coax Me Chad, runner up in the 1984 Kentucky Derby who lived his final days in Adair County and is buried here. (PHOTO, Monument at Bliss, KY)
Comments based on:After a 73-year union, two hospital beds pushed together offer comfort to veteran and his wife. See also: Robert Johnson finds link to wonderful local romance story of a Russell Springs girl, Eloise and a Columbia boy, George.

By Wally Burress

I met Mr. and Mrs. Morris back in the early 80s when I worked at the track.

They are a wonderful couple! I knew both were in declining health, but I had no idea that this arrangement was made by the hospital. George had both happy and sad war stories to share.

Probably the funniest one he told me was that someone once asked if he was ever injured during his military service. George said he replied that he did fall off of a bar stool in Japan one time!

I last saw them about seven years ago when they stopped by to see Coax Me Chad.

They were both big horse racing fans.

Im sorry to hear he is in such bad shape but it's a great thing that they're allowed to be together to the end!

Thanks to Mr. Johnson for sharing the story! --Wally Burress



This story was posted on 2016-12-25 03:12:14
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.