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Social networking 1925: A pocketful of hope becomes life full of devotion for Spencer County couple

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by Byron Crawford for Kentucky Living Magazine

Long before romance was kindled through texting and tweeting, Virginia V. Kilfoy, who worked at a pants factory near her home in Mountain Grove, Missouri, used a more personal approach to find the love of her life, Spencer County, Kentucky, farm boy Raymond Thomas.
The year was 1925. Both Virginia and Raymond were in their mid-20s and still single. WSM Radio in Nashville would debut a new show that year called The Grand Ole Opry. If singers on the Opry had known Raymond and Virginia’s story, they might have composed a great country song about the couple’s courtship.


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