Maureen & Jim in the Eureka Dining Car train
Maureen & Jim on vacation in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

has worked as an auto collision repair tech in St. Louis, Mo. for over 30 years. He graduated from Ranken Technical College. The shop where he is employed is the largest Buick dealer in the central midwest. Jim received the 1997 Collision Refinish Technician of the year award from ASE. His hobbies include collecting petroliana, especially old body shop items, collecting antique fruit jars and milk bottles and computer publishing. His desktop published newsletter on antique bottles earned three national awards from the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors in the five years he was editor. Jim and Maureen regularly play power volleyball in league and open play. He has installed a Webcam so that Web visitors can watch fish swimming in his pond in live video at

Maureen works for the Lutheran Blind Mission. She sends braille, tape and large print materials to visually impaired people all over North America. Although she is sighted, she has learned braille transcription to better serve her clients. Maureen "prints" braille transcribed books on multiple computer driven braille embossers. Her hobbies include collecting antique milk bottles with images of cows on them and making fabric banners for her church and selected charities. Maureen and Jim usher and perform other services for their church, Christ Memorial.

Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Drury College in '97 with majors in chemistry, biology and environmental science. Liz has done research on a fellowship to recycle hazardous petroleum spills. She graduated from the University of San Diego Law School magna cum laude in 2000. She was selected as an editor of The Law Review. Liz passed the California bar and the U.S. Patent Office agent exam. She is now an attorney and financial planner in Silicon Valley. She married Mark Weinstein in November 2003.

Vickie married Gabe Cotton in 2000 and gave birth to little Eli in 2001. Eli's sister Sophia was born in September 2003. Vickie works across the Internet for her sister's San Jose, California financial consulting firm. Her husband is a union carpenter for commercial construction projects in St. Louis. In her senior year at Affton High School, she directed the school play, The Diviners, and was editor-in-chief of her school newspaper. Vickie was a student at Northwest Missouri State University in '96. She majored in creating waves socially and journalism. She also attended St. Louis Community College.

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Links to Web pages about their home town, St. Louis, are found on the Potts' St. Louis Home Page.

Primarily Petroliana is Jim's site specializing in gas station memorabilia. His company, Primarily Petroliana Interactive, provides VAR services specializing in small business e-commerce Web design and hosting. The following are items I am offering on eBay.

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