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David Melson

Picturing the Past 38: Safe driver on the square

Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 11:38 AM
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  • Wish I could help you out with identifying Mrs. Ragan, but I don't recall ever meeting her, although I knew her husband, Wallace(Bob)Ragan very well.

    Am I the only one who thinks Chief Richardson might be just a tad uncomfortable in this situation?

    -- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 12:57 PM
  • I noticed the same thing about the Chief, ilikeoldsongs. Maybe he just didn't like having his picture made.

    -- Posted by David Melson on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 1:09 PM
  • I'm 99% sure that the lady, second from left, is Mrs. Olin (Doris) Sanders.

    -- Posted by marnold1118 on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 1:24 PM
  • Sorry gang, I have been out of socket ever since late Sunday night. My computer came down with the H1N1, and my computer Doctor said that he would not be able to see it until Saturday. I just had to have my regular Tuesday Picturing the Past fix so I ran over to my daughter's house before the shakes got too bad.

    I guess that I probably owe at least a couple of you a return e-mail by now. I will catch up just as soon as I get my computer back on it's feet again. I may try chicken soup.

    Thanks David for another great picture. I am sorry, but I can not help you with these identities except to tell you that is either a '49 or '50 Chevrolet Styleline, and I also notice Fred's "Low Rent Corner" in the background.

    As for the Chesterfield ad, I can remember that the tobacco companies used a lot of Doctors in their advertising to show that tobacco use was not harmful to your health. I am not sure when the cancer scare first started, but I remember on the Arthur Godfrey Show right after King Size cigarettes came out, he joked that you could smoke regular Chesterfields and get a regular cancer, or you could smoke King Size Chesterfields and get a King Size cancer.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 4:22 PM
  • Miss Johnnie is a very fine Christain lady. She has 3 children: Wallie, Paul,and Jan Lamb.I have known her since I was a child. We went to Edgemont Baptist Church together for at least 48yrs. I don't know of anyone I have more respect for.I always wanted at least half of her sewing ability. She made every thing from clothes to coats to high school band uniforms. She has helped raise her grandchildren and greatgrand children. I love her and call her my friend.

    wilderness 68

    -- Posted by Wilderness 68 on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 8:43 PM
  • That being the case then she is the middle person in the picture, or the third lady from the left. Her father was Rev. E.A. Rich who married my wife and I.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 10:33 AM
  • There is a really nice article about Bob and Johnnie Ragan in the December 9, 2006 T-G, exactly three years ago. Bob still looks the same as he did in the mid fifties when I became acquainted with him, just a little older. To read the article, just enter "ragan" in the search box, without the quotation marks.

    -- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 10:34 AM
  • I wonder if that is the same Ms Yell that was my 1st grade teacher in 1962?

    -- Posted by balloon boy on Thu, Dec 10, 2009, at 1:54 PM
  • Yes balloon boy, that is Dorothy Yell. She was also my 1st grade teacher -- 1961 --- I'm sure you remember Olis Buchanan -- we all loved him and he loved us, too ------ the old school sat where First Community Bank is now

    -- Posted by decorate1956 on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 11:28 AM
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