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Vance A. Smith
Prospect, Kentucky

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Retired patent attorney although I had a real checkered career and probably practiced other facets of law I shouldn't have at one time or another. I managed to graduate from Miami University with a BS although some say I majored in girls. I also received MS and JD degrees from University of Louisville after a stint in the Navy. some where along the line I got married to a wonderful gal named Greta who has put up with me since June 4, 1964. From this we have two great kids who survived me as a father, Emmet who prefers being called Win and Holly. 

I am now a ripe old senior citizen who has his share of adversities but realize there is no guarantee against more coming ashore. Knowing this and having many shortcomings, i work at accepting as opposed to being bitter. I need help in this, however, so my faith and relationship with God are extremely important to me.

Having said the above, I enjoy life, have a great devotion for my long suffering spouse and best friend, am a basket aficionado,particularly when my basketball team wins, and dabble in Spanish to keep the old mind going. Oh did I fail to mention that I love to play golf.

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