1978. Searcy AR memories. Ed Bethune campaign caravan. Louise VanHook

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Ed Bethune campaign workers 1987 Searcy memories

Searcy ladies campaigning for Ed Bethune.

Ed Bethune, who lived in Searcy AR in 1978, has a new book called "The Thinking Spot. A Sequel to A Pearl for Kizzy" so it might be timely to recall this old picture from the Searcy Daily Citizen.  His books are quite enjoyable and educational.  Seems as if he was running for Congress and had lots of support from Searcy.  Reading under the picture tells where they were going but not who they were.  The lady on the right was Louise VanHook who was co-owner of the Van-Atkins store in our town.  The VanHook estate sale that was just held is where this old picture was found.

Notice the style....bell bottom trousers, waist high, dragging the ground.

Searcy Sleuths, who were the other ladies?  And were you perhaps part of the campaign?  And all of you check out Bethune's new book!

Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - seeing the year 1978 in your post title suggested I might find a bit of nostalgia of life in Searcy Arkansas from history.  And that was obviously correct.  I hope the recent VanHook estate sale was a success.  

Jun 30, 2020 04:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

1978 seems so long ago in some ways, but just like yesterday in others.

Jun 30, 2020 07:15 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, the sale was a success.  

Jul 01, 2020 04:40 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, seeing the styles from different years is so interesting.  I remember thinking that those loose-fitting pants some years ago were SO ugly. (What were they called?) Now I wish we had them back.

Jul 01, 2020 04:42 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Jeff, she has been identified.  Thanks for helping.

Jul 02, 2020 10:07 AM

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