For 42 years, Euple Clark has had the same phone number. It's a fact she states proudly as she explains the good times her home has seen. In 1972, Euple and her husband George packed up their belongings and five rambunctious boys and set off from Mississippi for St. Louis. They settled into a nice two-bedroom that, although tight, quickly became a loving home.
Three generations of Clarks have grown up in that house, and to Euple, it's become more than a residence. It's a foundation upon which she built a legacy. “When we all sat around the table, those are fond memories.” Every room recalls moments that she doesn't want her boys to forget.
On Rebuilding Day 2014, paint, new floors, updated plumbing and other much-needed fixes gave Euple more than a safe and comfortable home. With the help of her youngest son, George Jr., the volunteers restored the warmth that defined the Clark household. “They brought life back to the house,” said Euple, “and I thank God for that.”