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Merry Christmas to everyone who makes my work so enjoyable

Merry Christmas to everyone who makes my work so enjoyable. (Tim Estes/WPBK Photo)


There’s no better day for me than Christmas. I just love it. Maybe it’s because my late father — who I still miss after all this time — loved Christmas so much.

I hope all my blog sponsors who make it possible for me to maintain this website and share stories with you have a great time today. Same for Gary Moyers and Kent Brown who maintain the site for me and others who contribute stories, photos and videos.

Also special thanks to all of you who read my work here or at where the folks have been great to me. I will never be able to adequately thank Alan Cutler for giving me a chance to write for at a time when I thought my journalism might be over a lot sooner than I expected. Bridgette Howard, Alexia Walters and Melissa Ratliff take such good care of me at that I would be lost without them.

Same with Jon Smith and Tim Estes of the WPBK Radio Group out of Stanford. They gave me a chance to work for them when I had no idea if I would be working anywhere again. They are both now dear friends and supporters in so many ways.

Ditto for the papers across the state who saw value in using my column weekly after I suddenly found myself without anyone to write for. I hear so many comments from readers across the state — and get so many great suggestions from them.

I’m truly blessed and now love what I do more than I ever imagined I ever could when I had to leave what I was doing four years ago and start over.

So Merry Christmas to all of you . Enjoy today.


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  1. Larry V, Merry Christmas. Your Vaught’s Views site is a big part of my daily life. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed on UK sports, and other things as well. We all love you across the miles. I pray the good Lord above keeps you healthy, and around for many years to come. God bless you Larry.

    1. This just made my day Larry Pup

  2. Larry V…The Pupster said it all with his comments. Hope you, your family, and all the BBN has a Merry and a Happy and thanks for the platform for Coach Mike to spread his charm and wisdom..LOL…also hoping the PK and family have a good one..hard to keep him on the leash sometimes.

  3. Merry Christmas Larry V. and may we all enjoy many more together.

    1. Thank you Professor and the idea of many more sure suits me

  4. Merry Christmas to you Larry. You brighten our days with an analysis, a human interest article, insight into what is going on behind the scenes. You are never fake. Top that off with your being a wonderful human being.

    I am so honored to call you friend.

  5. your kindness to my family to introduce us to Chris Cruz enabled my mom to realize a dream to go to Rupp and see a game live. She will be 96 this April and still tells EVERYONE about her trips. You are one of the most amazing people in the world and my family will never forget you. We wish you and your family a wonderful year and Hello from big blue Tennessee!

    1. Great to hear from you Helen and what Chris Cruz and Big Blue Nation Cares does is truly remarkable.
      I remember how excited your mother was — and how happy you were. Glad she is still cheering for her Cats at age 96.

  6. Larry, you make our days more enjoyable with the articles you write about our beloved Wildcats, your vacation adventures and numerous other human interest stories. I like the positive bent and appreciate your knowledge on many subjects. I hope we are blessed with your presence for many years to come. Happy New Year to you and your family!

    1. Thanks so much Judi. Appreciate you being such a loyal reader all this time

  7. Thank you so much for your contributions to those of us who follow our beloved Wildcats. We always look forward to your articles.
    Here’s wishing for you and yours a very Happy & Prosperous 2019.

    D & S O.
    Sarasota, FL

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