Jeffrey Claypool was born on 16 August 1949 . He was the third son to Warren and Brenda Claypool
He married Valarece Paulette Long (7 Sept. 1954)
16 March 1974 in Bemidji, MN
Kerry Valarece was born in Hazen, ND 10 July 1975
Colin David was born in Jamestown, ND 28 Nov. 1978
Rebecca Mae was born in Grand Rapids, MN 30 Nov. 1981
Wade Dunavan was born in Grand Rqapids, MN 25 June 1983
Jenna Bea and Anna Beth were born in Shakopee, MN 21 March 1986 Jenna at 9 P.M. and Anna at 9:27 P.M.!
Val's dad was Paul David Long son of Nancy Dunavan and George Long. He was the third son. Her mom is Virginia Huerlin (Long Cross) a twin to Elizabeth Huerlin (Hamilton) daughters of Marion Florence Lewis and Fred Huerlin. This set of twins were born in Spokane, WA, Virginia being the younger. Twins were not expected and both were over 7 pounds! Paul is deceased and Virginia is married to Revis Cross and they live in St. Louis, MO. Val has 2 brothers David Huerlin Long and James Christopher Long, both older than her.
Val writes that Jeff remembers the place on 10 mile Creek:
Jeff isn't home right now to get all this accurate, but I remember him telling me that he was 16 when they moved to the house by the creek. Brenda once told me a neat story about some beverages that the boys left cooling in the creek suspended by a string fastened to a log going across the creek. Seems that Brenda saw the string and fished it out as she was curious what was on the other end. It was a 6 pack of beverage the boys shouldn't have had, but she just chuckled and put it back.
Dee remembers it differently:
But it doesn't seem like Jeff could have possibly been sixteen (Val later told me he was 8)when they moved over by the crick, because I remember Leanore's brother living in that house over by Chuck's for quite awhile when we were young, and I remember Davey teaching me to shuffle cards over by the crick when he was about sixteen and I was about thirteen and that was one highlight of my young life, I tell you; I pretended to be a slow learner. And there is a fairly memorable picture of one year when we had Thanksgiving dinner over at Claypool's by the crick, and they still had a bunch of little kid's...I was maybe twelve so Jeff would have been about nine or ten. I have a lot of good memories of us and the Claypool's...fun childhood, growing up back there. Mike was my buddy when we were teenagers and in Minneapolis, and he was Tony's best man when we got married since none of my older brother's were there nor any of Tony's family. He had a car we could reach thro' into
the trunk from the back seat and pull out the jug of cheap wine he kept in there, and we could watch the road go by looking down thro' the floor boards. Mike Andree dared me to smoke a cigar one time and I didn't know you weren't supposed to inhale...thought I was going to puke and really embarrass myself, I choked so bad. Come to think of it this doesn't really sound like good memories, does it? WELL, I'm really going this time. Love you all, Dee
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