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John B. "Buzz" Oud is the answer for Week 63 of Orofino History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

Sam Bacharach sent these memories of the family, "Buzz and Dinty built a house on the other side of the alley from the house where I grew up. We lived at 950 Brown and they were on G Street one house up from the corner of Brown and G. I think their earlier house was also on Brown two houses east of where Doug Crockett lived last time I knew and next door to Smolinskis.

"I was exposed to the family from an early age as their oldest daughter Elizabeth and my sister graduated together in 1953 from OHS.

"I remember Nancy as one of the life guards and then, I think, manager at the swimming pool. She kicked me out of the Swimmers Class because she thought I was more interested in goofing off than swimming--she was right. Nancy was very attractive, but being a younger boy I was much more impressed by her boyfriend's new 1958 Chevy Impala.

"My first real memory of Buzz was when I must have been 12 or 13. Steve Crockett, who lived on the corner of Kalaspo and G, and I both had motor scooters and loved to run around the blocks near our homes. Buzz had been ill with some kind of surgery and I remember Nancy coming out to the street and asking us to go somewhere else as the noise was bothering her Dad. That would have been 58 or 59 and he died in 1990 so it worked.

"As a teenager I helped inventory the pharmacy at the drug store for a couple of years. He was a good man to work for.

"When Buzz and Dad both took up golf I played golf with the two of them when I was home from college or in the summer. I graduated from OHS in 1964 and worked in town during the summers of 65, 66 and 67, so there were a number of trips to Clarkston to play golf--that being before the Orofino course had opened. I don't remember playing Orofino with him but I must have. He was fun to be around--liked to play the game and took it seriously, but never so seriously that he got mad at anybody but himself for a poor shot. He was, however, competitive enough to be unhappy with one of the other men with whom they played: The other man, who shall go unnamed, always had to improve his lie--no matter how good it already was --and then claimed to have beaten Buzz, who was religious about playing it as he found it."

The following biographical information is from History of Idaho, Vol. III, Personal and Family History from the library of Wayne and Corrie Shriver:

John B. "Buzz" Oud was born May 28, 1908, in Spokane, WA to John B. and Delia (Richardson) Oud. When Buzz was eight years old, the family moved to Orofino and his father established the Oud Hardware Store.

In 1927, Buzz graduated from Orofino High School and went on to Idaho State College in Pocatello where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. He was licensed as a pharmacist in 1932 and began working in the profession in Orofino. In 1937, he purchased what became known as Oud Rexall Drug Store.

Buzz was a member of the Idaho State Pharmaceutical Association; Sandpoint Lodge Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Chi, social and pharmaceutical fraternities respectively. He was also active in the Orofino Chamber of Commerce.

Monday: This person was eight years old when they moved to Orofino.

Tuesday: This person was an Idaho State College graduate.

Wednesday: This person owned a business in Orofino.

Thursday: This person's father was from the Netherlands.

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