Following their marriage Mr. Boose entered the auto repair business in Audubon in partnership wiith his wife's brother, Pete Jorgensen. A year and a half later he accepted the post of deputy county auditor of Audubon county, but lost that job two years later when his boss was defeated in the election. Th* Booses then moved to Harlan where he served 10 years as deputy clerk of court. From 1932 to 1938 they had a grocery store, first at Tennant and later at Elk Horn. "We had more on the books than we did on the shelves," Mr. Boose recalls, "but the customers paid their bills." From 1940 to 1961 he operated a real estate office and was a tax consultant. During this time he served 11 years on the Shelby county board of review. Both Mr. and Mrs. Boose always have given generously of their time and effort to community activities. During the early diaiyis of the National Guard in Audubon, Mr. Boose was a second lieutenant when itlhe unit was commanded by the late L. Dee Mallonee. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Boose has long been active in the American Legion, having served as commander of the Harlan Post and the Shelby County Legion organization. Mrs. Boose also has been president of her Legion Auxiliary unit and of the Shelby County Auxiliary organization. She has been active in Red Cross work and in the Tuberculosis and Health association in Shelby county, worked in church groups, and was president of the old Washington Women's Club in Elk Horn. Both avowed Republicans, Mrs. Boose served for m a n y years as the Clay township (Elk Horn) committee woman for the Shelby County GOP organization. Hit couple moved to Audubon in 1958. They have one daughter, Sylvia, the wife of Dr. Paul James of Audubon. A son, Gordon, was killed in an accident at the age of nine. They also have four grandchildren. Mr. Boose also has a brother, Marion of Elk Horn, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Rice of Austin, Tex., Mrs. Gena Brown of Atlantic, and Mrs. Alex Petersen of Elk Born. Mrs. Boose has one sister living, Mrs. Hans Hansen of Elk Horn.