Again, when I was a little boy, my neighbor was a poet. His name was Vernon Duff, he lived in Burnside, Pennsylvania, and I believe the majority of his works were published in the "Barnesboro Star", Barnesboro, Pa.
He was the major factor in my acquiring a love for poetry. I believe he died several years ago in his 90's. Would be interested in his complete works, if possible.
Thank You All.
Norm, go to the Barnesboro public library and ask about his works. My guess is that they were not published in book form. If you cannot go there, phone or write to the library and send your inquiry to them.
If the Barnesboro Star is still being published, phone them and ask if there are archives containing the work of Mr. Duff.
I couldn't find anything, sorry - Les idea is the perfect one
and it will be a pity if he never had a book published
maybe by knowing how old he was when you were a boy
you may find the exact date of his date death
( provided he is one of the list below )
VERNON DUFF - died age 91 - sounds like the person you knew
04 Dec 1883
Sep 1975 - Punxsutawney, Jefferson, PA
24 Jan 1905
Dec 1981 - Litchfield, Montgomery, IL
VERNON R DUFF
30 May 1926
23 Oct 1994 - La Crosse, WI
VERNON R DUFF
01 Feb 1923
14 Apr 2002 Abilene, Taylor, TX
If the Barnesboro Star is still being published, phone them ...
BARNESBORO STAR , 520 PHILADELPHIA AVE BARNESBORO PA 15714-1630 , 814-948-6210
I really do appreciate all the input that this list has provided. I sincerely thank all of you. I also apologize for any inconvenience I have caused all of you. BTW, HOW do manage to dig up all this information?
Tarot cards, ouija boards, a google of stuff like that. Not Ilza, of course. She simply already knows the answers.
Strangely enough, Google now has a phone number search. Cut-and-paste the telephone number above, for example:
If Ilza already knows the answers to "everything", and if she is at that stage in life where she'd be interested in an older man, maybe we could hook-up and she could give me the winning number combination to the next Power Ball drawing.? ? ? ? (I'd even split it with her.)
Thanks to the information provided by this list, I was able to contact the "Barnesboro Star". They informed me that everything would be on record at the library. It is not in book form, so that means that I would have to go thru all the papers for about 70 years to find them all. Fortunately, it is a weekly paper, and rather small. I am going to go down there this summer, and look them up.
If this list would be interested in getting them, please let me know and I will post them.