Hey Allan, It sounds sort of promising. My dad Marion A. (Pete) Lang remembers living in Meridian, MS once as a child. His father held some sort of job there. It would make sense that they would move there to be close to family. He mentioned that the names Clifton Lang and Willard sounded familiar as well. We had to smile when I saw your name... is it a family name? The Langs ands Allens were close families that intertwined many times over the last years. In fact my grandmother's first husband was an Allen. When my grandparents and father lived in Merdian there was also an uncle that lived with them during the time. His name was Tom Allen. He wasn't the smoothest gentleman of the bunch but he has quite a colorful history. In fact he made the remark when the fam moved to Meridian that he definately could not go near Tupelo - so as long as it wasn't there he would go with them. The age of your father also fits the time range that I am the most curious about. Did he mention anything about family history?