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    • Julie Parker

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    • September 12, 2014 in Columnists

    Been around the mountain

    Vern Jones

    Vern Jones

    If you believe you’re living a monochromatic lifestyle, my podcast interview this week with 88-year-old Vern Jones may be the motivation you need to go out and try something different.

    He shares his experiences as a frogman (before they were called Navy Seals) during World War II, a roughneck (narrowly missing a fiery death), ranch hand, hobo and an artist. In fact, he met John Wayne during his roughneck days because of one of his paintings of Mr. Wayne.



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