On the first weekend in May, every year, Hornung hosts a Kentucky Derby party at his home, with dozens of guests from Louisville, South Bend, Green Bay and far beyond. "It's for Paul's friends," says Stallings. "That's a lot of people." Time surely stops on nights like these, when Hornung lifts a glass and toasts a long life lived fully. "If I could be born again and come back as anybody I wanted," says Hornung, "I'd be myself again. I've been lucky, about as lucky as a man could be." A boy no more, but still golden after all.