Featured Resident – Carol Lane Haug
Carol Lane Haug was the only child born to Leonard and Frances Ogg of Richmond, MO. Growing up she loved spending time with her grandparents. Her Uncle Johnny made her a gunny sack swing. She loved climbing up the tree and jumping off on the swing. Carol Lane was also a roller skating enthusiast, spending time at the local rink. She took piano lessons and enjoyed playing the piano for her own pleasure. She was involved in the Girl Scouts and loved spending time swimming and hanging out at Lake Maurer in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Carol Lane enjoyed school. Many of the friends she still has she met in second grade. She was very active in school. During high school, she did band for a short while playing the Mellophone, which is similar to a French Horn. The Mellophone makes the “oompa” sound and the band director referred to her as his “Oompa Girl”. Carol Lane decided that she would rather be a cheerleader and quit band. She once played an eight year old girl named Dagmar in the play “I Remember Mama” and she was a member of Student Council. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1953.
Carol Lane got a job right out of high school working as a switchboard operator with Southwestern Bell. She loved this job. She said one reason was when she left the switchboard she didn’t have to think about work anymore.
Carol Lane was chaperoning a group of young people at Lake Maurer when she met a young man by the name of Ritchie Moberly. They started dating and married in 1960. Donnie was born the following year and Danny rounded out the family in 1969. Carol Lane was a stay at home mom and loved it. Her boys were her life. She spent lots of time at baseball games, basketball and football games as well. She also played bridge, made 3D pictures and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi International Women’s Sorority. Carol Lane and Ritchie divorced after twenty-five years.
Carol Lane worked a few different jobs including a summer working at Worlds of Fun on the Cotton Blossom. She went to work at Dillard’s in 1987.
Carol Lane reconnected with Bob Haug in 1994. She had dated him right out of high school. He had kept in contact with her parents. His wife had passed away and they started dating again. They married in 1995.
She quit Dillard’s. When school started that fall, she went to work as a para for a hearing impaired girl. She worked with her for three years and is still in contact with her today. Bob went to work for the school district as well as a bus driver.
They were involved in the Christian Presbyterian church. They traveled to Phoenix and Corinth, MS, to visit Bob’s sisters. In 2000, they flew to New York. They went to the Twin Towers and saw Bob Fosse’s Broadway show. From there, they drove to Rhode Island (Providence and Bristol) then back to Cooperstown, NY. They continued driving through New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and ended up in Washington, D.C. They visited the Vietnam Memorial and a few other tourist attractions before flying home. They would also attend their grandchildren’s track meets and baseball games.
It became time to downsize and find a place that didn’t require a lot of upkeep. Carol Lane’s sons started looking and found Westbrook. The couple moved to Westbrook in March of this year. Carol Lane says she loves not having responsibility for any upkeep. She thinks the people are lovely and enjoys being closer to the boys and other places they want to go.
Carol Lane has a passionate love for animals. She enjoys photography, cross stitching, scrapbooking and she and Bob made their granddaughter, Claire, a dollhouse. It was a three story dollhouse done in the Victorian style. They even included pictures of great grandparents on the walls to personalize it. It was fully furnished with a nursery, bedroom, bathroom, living room, attic room and kitchen.
Carol Lane enjoys spending time with her family. Between the two of them, they have Bob’s daughter, Tracy and Carol Lane’s sons, Danny and Donnie. They have one son in law and one daughter in law, six grandsons, two granddaughters, three great granddaughters and two great grandsons. Carol believes it’s important to spend all the time you can with your children and grandchildren.