Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dr. Loyd L. Young

This picture of Loyd Young, Bob Briggs and I was taken at Kiwanis Farmers Banquet back in ’08 when the Briggs family was honored. Bob died a few years later and now, Loyd has passed  on. Loyd and I go back to the time we moved back to Seward in 1980. My work with the NRC dovetailed with what Loyd was doing with the UN-L Extension Service. We worked with many of the same people and went to the same Church on Sunday. We were in the Lincoln Center Kiwanis Club and members of the Nebraska Hall of Agriculture Achievement. By the time we both retired in 1994, Loyd suggested we take up the game of golf. We registered for Carl Everett’s "Beginning Golf Course” at Concordia and enjoyed the fall semester. The next spring we took another Community College Course and “were on our way”. We played together for a few years and eventually moved on but I might never have become a golfer, had it not been for his companionship and encouragement. Loyd enjoyed telling that his name has only one “L” because times were so tough that it was all his folks could afford.

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