paul smith: Boy in tree. Fancy photography? How'd they do that? Christmas tree? - 12/31/19 07:46 AM

How did they get the picture to look like this?  This was a long time ago, approximately in the 70's, when no one had tricky cell phones that do amazing things.  The young man was in the tree and another young man took the picture.  I stumbled upon it the other day and was once again stunned that this picture was made right in my own front yard by my own kids!  Looks like a snow covered tree in the still of the night....which it was not.  
It is worth seeing again.

paul smith: Photobombing is NOT new. Plus fashion from the past. - 09/01/18 11:22 AM

You think photobombing is new?
Not new at all.  I could not help laughing as I stumbled across this picture from the past.  Big sister is talking on what?  The old style phone, probably rotary, that had a special little sitting place just for phone visiting.  The books are phone books.  We could look up numbers and dialing took so long we really needed a place to sit down and wait.  
Big sis's fashion is interesting too.  Remember the puffy short sleeves with long sleeves underneath.  The pants had to be long enough to drag the ground and this sis's legs were long, … (6 comments)

paul smith: Kids and phones, 1979, Searcy AR. Not a lot of change! - 03/07/18 09:45 AM

Worth noticing is this old 1979 phone book from Searcy AR. It turned up at a sale where folks kept lots of items, including this old phone book.  Imagine our surprise to find two phone numbers in this book.  One was for Duncan, Rodger W.  (Wives didn't count back then but I lived there too.)  And in another spot was the phone number for Valerie and Paul Smith, my children!!  It was a separate phone number just for the kids!  Looking through the book found several households with two numbers, one for the children!  And one for the parents!
It made me … (2 comments)

paul smith: Remembering a grandfather on Mother's Day. And there's nothing wrong with that. - 05/08/10 05:50 AM
My blog buddy, Anita, emailed me about something and made this remark in her email regarding Mother's Day.
I'm sure she will be wearing a white rose in church tomorrow.  ...That is one memory I have of Mother's Day in church:  everyone wearing a red rose if mother was alive, white if dead.  Mother used to tell me to wear pink.....
A memory came back to me regarding my children's grandfather.  His name was Paul Smith and he attended church regularly with the children's grandmother.  He was in fact a deacon at the church.  He was there so much, … (4 comments)

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