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Chronology of The C Lyon

1937 Born in Elmira, New York
1952 Graduated from St. Mary's
1956 Graduated from Southside High School
1957 Joined The United States Air Force
1958 Taught himself to read
1959 Flashed out of Seoul
1959 Visited Japan
1959-61 Station at Minot Air Force Base
1961 Engaged to Barbara Kontos, Phoenix, Arizona
1964 Graduated from Corning Community College
1965 Worked in Tacoma, Washington; saw Kontos for the last time
1967 Married Jacqueline Bernard Viala
1968 Graduated from Mansfield State University
1968 Wrote "Ballad of JFK" in south of France
1970 Began teaching at Watkins Glen Middle School
1971 Received Masters Degree from Elmira College
1971 Daughter Cassandra born
1971-77 Trips to France, Africa, Ireland, Spain, England,
Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Amsterdam, Germany, and Austria

1976 Daughter Roxanne born
1978 Son Neil born
1978 Trip to St. Maartin
1978 Trip to St. Maartin and Puerto Rico
1980 Trip to St. Maartin
1980-84 Built his own home
1984 Started building sculpture garden
1985 Divorced
1990 Cassandra joins the Navy
1990 First Edition of JFK Ballad
1991 Second Edition of JFK Ballad
1993 Finished sculpture garden, three hundred pieces
1993 Third Edition of JFK Ballad
1994 Fourth Edition of JFK Ballad
1994 Roxanne joins the Navy
1995 Fifth Edition of JFK Ballad
1995 Sixth Edition of JFK Ballad
1996 Trip to France
1996 Seventh Edition of JFK Ballad
1996 Trip to the Grand Canyon State
1996 Eighth Edition of JFK Ballad
1996 Trip to Florida
1997 Neil starts college
1997 Trip to Ireland
1997 Ninth Edition of JFK Ballad
1998 Neil joins the Navy

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