Jim poses with young fan Eldon Gath, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gath, who were all close, longtime friends of Jim and Mary's. Jim desperately wanted children and even wanted to adopt one of the Gath kids. Jim also invited young Eldon to sit on his lap when he sang "Bimbo" on live network TV on the "Ozark Jubilee" show. A shy little boy declined, however, to his mother's everlasting regret!


(Photo courtesy of Doris Gath)

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