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Unknown date, but likely early sixties. Yet another family or friends get-together with my grandparents, both of them on the far left. I love the hairstyles of the decade! View full size.
Unknown date, taken possibly in Los Angeles, found in my grandmother's photos. This is the best scan I could get too. Anyone have an idea? View full size.
Baseball team my grandfather was in back in the mid to late 40's (he is standing far right) Not sure how well they played. View full size.
My grandmother Dottie and a schoolmate photgraphed by the teacher of a one-room schoolhouse in the early 1920s in rural SW Nebraska. Note the two "spies" peeking from behind the ridge in the center of the photo. View full size.
Around 1942, Asaville High School in Abbeville County, S.C. Robert Truman Brock fourth from right on back row. View full size.
About 1910 Simeon Felix Long, Carrie Ellie Long, Harold Long, Sadye Long Smith, Ruth Long Schumpert, Leola Long, Heber Otis Long (11 years old), Karl Long. These are some of the Long and Smith families near Lexington, SC. My grandfather is the youngest boy, Heber Otis Long, who was born in 1899 and died in 1994. He married Flora Ellen Smith and had a son James Long, daughters Anne Blackwell, Betty LaGrone and Joyce Brock. Heber Otis worked for print shops and had his own printing business and finished his career as a linotype operator at the Greenville News in Greenville, SC. in the late 60's.
Robert Truman Brock near Antreville, SC around 1952. View full size.