Lawrence T. Durbin, along with his wife, Dorothy Durbin, listens to a chorus of “Happy Birthday” at his 100th birthday party on Saturday afternoon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Paducah.

PADUCAH — There’s a lot Lawrence T. Durbin remembers about his younger years, and it doesn’t take much to reach back through the decades and pull out details.

Like a ticket for running a stop sign that cost him $2.40, or specific traits of some of the horses he worked with on the family farm, a fight he got in while living in western Iowa or learning swear words from customers in his dad’s blacksmith shop — and “getting my butt whooped.”

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