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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

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