Clifford Harding was born October 17, 1942, in Iola, Kansas, and resides in Lawrence, Kansas.
Aubrey Laney was born October 17, 1991, in Plano, Texas, and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Clifford is my uncle. Aubrey is my niece.
My Uncle Clifford and my mother, his older sister, Sandra Joyce Harding (b. 1938), grew up in a very small town in southeast Kansas: Iola, in Allen County.
He and his family moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in the late 1950s.
He took up farming with his father, and he eventually took over the Harding family farm and manages it to this day.
He has been married and divorced three times and has an adult daughter, Kathy Lee “Katy” Harding (b. 1987), from his third marriage.
Clifford continues to work the land, spend time with his beloved dogs, and follow KU Basketball.
Aubrey Laney is proud of her birthplace, especially because her husband has ties to Texas as well. However, she and the rest of my brother’s family did not remain in that state for long. They returned to Oklahoma where my brother and his wife began their married life together. Aubrey graduated from Owasso High School and earned a Bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University.
She was married in Waimanalo, Hawaii, on May 29, 2018, to Kevin Hammett. They are expecting their first child—a boy—in December.