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A Manner of Speaking Mar/Apr '12

by Bonnie Neugebauer
March/April 2012
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Happy 70th Anniversary Clara and Hal Neugebauer

Clara and Hal fell in love over 70 years ago, and they had three sons. It's easy for anyone to see that from their parents, Roger, Bob, and Brian inherited:

• their height
• a passion for sports — both as participants and fans
• an enjoyment of reading
• a sense of humor
• a dedication to family
• a happy, wholesome childhood
• a competitive spirit and a high bar for achievement

We asked Clara and Hal to share with us what they would like us to have learned from them:

Hal talked about being frugal and the times when that was a good thing and other times when it was not. But he also talked about the importance of sharing resources generously in the spirit of charity. "You've got to set aside investments for retirement and it seems about right to tithe your income. Not having money doesn't mean you are poor. Live life day by day."

Clara spoke about spirituality and a church-centered life. She committed to staying at home with her children, until they were in their teens. "I never could understand why people complain about driving their kids to sports and ...

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