Monthly Archives: July 2017

why i was never an obit writer. a photo essay. 

Bernell “Doc” Smith was born on the family farm in Mereta (I have no idea where he was actually born?) to Oscar and Lillian Smith. He was your average farm kid, sharing adventures with his brother and their dog Tuffy, … Continue reading

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Life is funny, part 375

Life is funny. The phone rang at 5:59 p.m. yesterday. It was him. I was knee-deep in the Trifecta of Doom, editing three particularly intense newspapers at once. One of those nights when you don’t drink much water because you … Continue reading

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smith boy chronicles, june 2017

  smith boys in their natural environment. advantage of hanging with a guy who’s been everywhere in west texas too many times to count? when you lose your cap, he gives you an extra from jay’s hamburgers in menard. because. … Continue reading

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