hey DD, what are your Missouri connections?
We moved down to the Ozarks from Iowa back in the late 70’s. Dad was a block and stone mason and there was plenty of work out at Silver Dollar City and the rest of the Branson area as it was growing so much.
After a few years his back finally gave out so he started cooking, then a few years later ended up running the kitchen out at S of O.
I moved from there up to KC for a couple before I joined the army and headed off to Germany. The rest, as they say, is history!