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This is a photo of a school class around 1938 in Leon Kansas. The girl Betty, third from left, front row and boy Darrol, far end at right in the front row, next to his twin brother, Harold, were married in 1947 and are parents of my wife, born in 1949. The twins were born in 1927 and are to this day alive, active and well. Betty, her mother is also still alive, soon celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. They now reside in Wichita, Kansas. View full size.